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Alicia L. Culleiton, DNP, RN, CNE

Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing

531 Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.369.6547

Education:

DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Chatham University, 2008
MSN, Nursing Education, Inidana University of Pennsylvania, 2006
MSN, Nursing Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
BSN, Nursing, The Catholic University of America, 1997
Diploma, RN, Citizen's General Hospital School of Nursing, 1992
Bio

Dr. Alicia Culleiton joined the School of Nursing as an adjunct clinical educator in 2007, and transitioned into the role of an Assistant Clinical Professor in August 2009. Her scholarship interests include at-risk students for NCLEX- RN failure, student remediation, and clinical teaching pedagogies for both educators and practicing clinicians. Dr. Culleiton has maintained the NLN CNE (Certified Nurse Educator) credentials since 2007. For academic nurse educators, the CNE establishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice and creates a means for Dr. Culleiton to demonstrate her expertise in this role. It also communicates to students and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of teaching excellence are being met.

Dr. Culleiton has manuscripts published in both educational and clinical journals. Her most recent book publication, NCLEX-PN: Power Practice, offers the comprehensive preparation needed to pass the NCLEX-PN. Consistent with her practice doctorate, Dr. Culleiton has also authored and co-authored several Continuing Education (CE) Courses for a nationally accredited provider of continuing education for nurses and practicing clinicians at a variety of educational levels.

Dr. Culleiton received her BSN from The Catholic University of America, her MSN in nursing administration and nursing education from the Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, and her DNP from Chatham University.

Dr. Culleiton has been a nurse for 20 years and has extensive practice experience in emergency medicine/trauma, and a variety of critical care settings.

Research

Research Interests

Emergency/Trauma Nursing

Critical Care Nursing

Medical Surgical Nursing

Student Remediation


Scholarship

Books

Weideman, Y.L., Culleiton, A.L. (2013). NCLEX-PN: Power Practice, New York, NY: Learning Express

Culleiton, A.L., Weideman, Y.L. (2013). NCLEX-RN: Power Practice, New York, NY: Learning Express

Culleiton, A.L., Weideman, Y.L. (2012). NCLEX-RN Flash Review, New York, NY: Learning Express, LLC.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Publications

Culleiton, A.L. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice: What every nurse needs to know. Brockton, MA: Western Schools. (2 CEUs)

Culleiton, A.L., Weideman, Y. L. (2012). Arterial Blood Gases: A systematic and easy approach. Brockton, MA: Western Schools. (3 CEUs)

Weideman, Y. L., Dunn, D.J., & Culleiton, A.L. (2012). Ostomy Management: It's easier than you think. Brockton, MA: Western Schools. (3 CEUs)

Peer- Reviewed Publications

Simko, L.C., Culleiton, A.L. (2013). Pulmonary Embolism: Know the signs, act fast, save lives. Nursing2013CriticalCare, 8(9), 26-31.

Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2013). Caring for Patients with Burn Injuries CEU. Nursing2013, 43(8), 26-34.

Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2013). Managing Burn Injuries in the ICU: Part 2 Nursing2013 Critical Care, 5(2), 22-30.

Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2013). Caring for Patients with Burn Injuries: Part 1 Nursing2013 Critical Care, 8(1), 15-22.

Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2011). Keeping Electrolytes and Fluids in Balance: Part 2 Nursing2011 Critical Care, 6(3), 27-32.

Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2011). Keeping Electrolytes and Fluids in Balance: Part 1 Nursing2011 Critical Care, 6(2), 30-35.

Culleiton, A.L. (2010). Preceptor Pointers. Nursing Management, 41(11), 40-45.

Culleiton, A.L. (2010). Pointing New Nurses in the Right Direction. Nursing2010 Critical Care, 5(4),

Culleiton, A.L. (2009). Remediation: A closer look in an educational context. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 4(1), 22-27.

Culleiton, A. L., Shellenbarger, T., & Stoker, A. (2008). Hey Teacher. Nursing Management, 39(5), 48A-48B, 48D, 48G

Culleiton, A. L., Shellenbarger, T., & Stoker, A. (2007). Hey Teacher. Nursing2007 Critical Care, 2(6), 47-51

Culleiton, A. L., & Shellenbarger, T. (2007). Transition of a Bedside Clinician to a Nurse Educator. MEDSURGNursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 16(4), 253-257.

Poster Presentations

Culleiton, A.L. (2010, August). Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained: Promoting the Success of the N-Gen NCLEX RN Test-Taker. Poster session presented at the conference Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators: Effective Strategies for NCLEX Success, Minneapolis, MN.

Honors/Awards