Virginia M. Clerkin, D.H.Ed., M.S.N., R.N., C.T.N.-A., C.N.L.
Assistant Professor- Graduate Dept. & Director- Clinical Nurse Leader Program
College of Nursing
Certified as a Transcultural Nurse- Advanced, with experience in a variety of settings.
Throughout her teaching career, Dr. Clerkin has endeavored to facilitate the
learning process of students from personal experience as a practicing
registered nurse in community health, coronary critical care, intensive
care, medical-surgical, mental-health and school nursing. As a nursing
educator and a certified member of the Transcultural Nursing Society,
her goal is to provide the next generation of nurses with an education
grounded on evidence based practices with sensitivity to the divergent
cultural needs of those receiving care. Dr. Clerkin's research centers on the
importance of providing culturally diverse transformational learning in
order to improve teaching methodologies and leadership skills of
nursing educators while collaborating with other professional nurses
and educators to augment nursing programs to meet the demands of our
- D.H.Ed. A. T. Still University
- M.S.N. Ramapo College of New Jersey/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Nursing Education and Technology
- B.S.N. Ramapo College of New Jersey/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- Podium Presentation at CNL Summit; Facilitation of the CNL Role through Successful Collaboration between Practice Partners; the University and Acute Care Setting, 2013.
- Item Writer Transcultural Nursing Certification, 2011.
- Executive Board Advisory Council Matthew’s Hearts of
- Student Excellence Award, Ramapo College/ University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2007.
- Member of the American Nurses Association.
- Member of Sigma Theta Tau
- Member of National Association of School Nurses.
- Member of National League for
- Member of Society for Educational Reconstruction, Society for Simulation
in Healthcare, and the Transcultural Nursing Association.
Selected Grant Funding:
- New Careers in Nursing Grant, Seton Hall University College of Nursing; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $50,000.