Senior Lecturer

Critical care nurse, Maria S. White, began her career at Penn Nursing in the Simulation Laboratory, which allows students to safely exercise crucial nursing skills and judgement in a controlled and simulated clinical environment. Today, she assists undergraduate students build key competencies in the simulation lab, studies ways to improve simulation education and classroom content delivery, and serves as associate course director for two courses: “Nursing Care of the Young and Middle-Aged Adult” (NURS245) and “Nursing Care of the Older Adult” (NURS255). 

Her role as associate course director includes developing tests and lectures, presenting lectures, engaging students, and coordinating and supervising clinical work. Ms. White also teaches the simulation lab component for these and four other undergraduate courses. 

At Penn Nursing, the lessons you learn, the people you meet, and the opportunities you’ll find will forever change your career trajectory.


  • MSN, Thomas Jefferson University , 2014
  • BSN, Thomas Jefferson University , 2010
  • BA, Temple University , 2009