Vicki D. Lachman
Division of Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role M.S.N. Department
Room 1235, Bellet Bldg.
Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN, FAAN is a Clinical Professor with her primary appointment is in the masters graduate program, where she teaches ethics and also is the track coordinator for the Innovation and Intra/entrepreneur Advanced Practice Nursing program. After completing her BSN and then her graduate psychiatric nursing work at the University of Pennsylvania, she obtained a doctoral degree in education from Temple University. The focus of her program was on organizational development and since then she has consulted with over 350 healthcare organizations and has given over 2,500 presentations at various organizations and conferences.
In 2002, she completed a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the ethical issues at end-of-life. In 2008, Dr. Lachman was selected to serve on the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board. She also serves on two ethics committees and writes the quarterly Ethics, Policy and Law column in the MedSurg Nursing Journal.
Dr. Lachman has authored over 100 publications and her third book, Ethical Challenges in Healthcare: Developing Your Moral Compass, was released in June 2009 by Springer Publishing. She has appeared on TV, radio and satellite conferences discussing a variety of healthcare topics.
In 2011, she received the President's award from the International Society for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses for her 15 years of dedicated service as membership chair. In October 2011, she was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.