Advanced Senior Lecturer

Drawing on her clinical expertise as an adult surgical critical care nurse, Maria S. White applies her clinical knowledge to shape the future generations of nursing. With her experience in teaching multiple levels of undergraduate nursing students, she assists entry-to-practice/pre-licensure students build key competencies in clinical learning, collaborates on entry-to-practice curriculum design, studies ways to improve simulation education and classroom content delivery, and serves as the Course Director of “Nursing of the Young and Middle-Aged Adults (NURS2450). Additionally, Maria has strong interest in how the climate crisis and environmental factors influence health, health outcomes, and nurses’ role to support healthy living.

“My goal is to motivate future nurses in understanding and implementing high quality nursing care from both a global and individualized perspective. It is not about seeing the individual at one part of the health care setting continuum. More so, it is vital to support and integrate individuals we care for in the maintenance of health and wellness in everyday life.”


  • DNP, Executive Leadership, University of Pennsylvania , 2025
  • MSN, Thomas Jefferson University , 2014
  • BSN, Thomas Jefferson University , 2010
  • BA, Temple University , 2009