Fran Cornelius

Fran Cornelius


Coordinator of Informatics Projects, Clinical Professor, Department Chair

Division of Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role M.S.N. Department

215-762-1868 P
215-762-1259 F

Bellet Building, Rm. 719

Frances H. Cornelius PhD, MSN, CNE, RN-BC is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, has a master’s degree in Community Health Nursing. She is a Medical Informatics fellow in the National Library of Medicine and a board certified nurse informaticist. Dr. Cornelius received her doctorate from Drexel University in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies. Her area of research involves student learning, development of clinical decision making skills and clinical competency utilizing handheld computers (PDAs). Other research interests include: faculty development in integration and application of instructional technology for classroom innovations; virtual learning environments for DL and web-enhanced courses; information seeking behaviors among students and professionals in health care.

Dr. Cornelius is the co-Editor of PDA Connections: Mobile Technology for Health Care Professionals (2007: LLW), an innovative textbook designed to teach healthcare professionals how to use mobile devices for ‘point-of-care’ access of information. She is also co-author of Maternal-Child Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review (2012: Springer).

Dr. Cornelius is a board certified nurse educator and has taught at the College and University level since 1990. She has an extensive clinical background in Medical Surgical, Psychiatric, Oncology and Community Health Nursing.  In addition, Dr. Cornelius has substantial experience in the development and delivery of online, hybrid and traditional course content. For the past 12 years, she has developed and taught courses online in the CNHP’s distance learning program and has served as the faculty mentor in the design, development and delivery of online course material and integration of learning technologies into the classroom. In 2010, Dr. Cornelius was the recipient of the Outstanding Educator in Online Learning Award from Drexel University Online. She is currently a Master Reviewer for Quality Matters, a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses.