2019 Faculty Initiative Grant Spotlight: Dr. Teresa Edgerton

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Dr. Teresa Edgerton DNP, FNP-BC


Course Grant is Being Developed in:

NU 114


Other Courses Taught:

NU116I02, NU112CCA, NU110LLD, NU110I04, NU112LL1, NU112CCA, NU115I03

PN106LLA, , PN105LLB, PN107LLC


Faculty Initiative Grant project:

Undergraduate students are challenged with the fundamental transition from high school learning to college critical thinking. Evidence-based research demonstrates that integration of technology improves student learning outcomes. Socrative Interactive Response System with use of smart phones provides polling, instant feedback, formative and summative data analysis. This project will examine whether Socrative technology reinforces student engagement, motivation, and collaborative learning.


How will this project benefit Student Success?

This project will add to the body of innovative higher education strategies. Expand on interactive technological methods, and collaborative activities that facilitate student learning. That serves to enhance the teaching critical thinking experience, improve student learning outcomes thereby, promote retention.



Doctor of Nursing Practice, St John Fisher College, Rochester, NY  (2014)

Family Nurse Practitioner, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N Y (2014)

BS, Nursing, Minor: Management, D’Youville College, Buffalo NY (1984)


Time at Trocaire:

One year


Teaching Philosophy:

My teaching philosophy is to facilitate collaborative learning through classroom engagement, motivation, and technology to help nursing students succeed as well, develop essential underpinnings; and to promote health and wellness through health education strategies that integrates culturally competent point-of-care services. Additionally, guide nursing students toward sustained high-quality evidence-based health care delivery.


Research/Academic Interests:

National Conference Research Poster Presentation, Practitioner Education: Impact on Women’s Health Services Under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2014).



Buffalo Black Achievers Award (2014)

Nursing Practice Award (New York State Nurses Association, 2013)

Thiem Foundation Scholar Award, Rochester, NY (2010-2013)


Research panelist participant – Topic: To demystify the research process, with a particular focus on genetics and genomics research. UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo NY (April 2018)

Co-authored published article: Privacy and Health Law. (The Journal of Nurse Practitioner Association, 2014)

Public Health Practice Focus Group Delegate (2013-2017) New York State Nurses Association

AFL-CIO Delegate (2013-2017) New York State Nurses Association.

Sigma Theta Tau Honor society (2010 – present)

Certificate of Appreciation (Erie County Department of Health, 2010)-During H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic, partnered in prevention strategies to vaccinate residents of Erie County

Participated in the largest Hepatitis A mass vaccination effort of over 10,000 people in New York State (2008)


Hobbies/Interests outside of work:

Wedding planning, horseback riding, vacationing throughout the nation, including world travels.