Alicia L. Culleiton, DNP, RN, CNEAssistant Clinical Professor
School of Nursing
531 Fisher Hall
Education:DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Chatham University, 2008
MSN, Nursing Education, Inidana University of Pennsylvania, 2006
MSN, Nursing Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
BSN, Nursing, The Catholic University of America, 1997
Diploma, RN, Citizen's General Hospital School of Nursing, 1992
Dr. Alicia Culleiton joined the School of Nursing as an adjunct clinical educator in 2007, and transitioned into the role of an Assistant Professor in August 2008. Her scholarship interests include at-risk students for NCLEX- RN failure, student remediation, and clinical teaching pedagogies for both educators and practicing clinicians. Dr. Culleiton has maintained the NLN CNE (Certified Nurse Educator) credentials since 2007. For academic nurse educators, the CNE establishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice and creates a means for Dr. Culleiton to demonstrate her expertise in this role. It also communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of teaching excellence are being met.
Dr. Culleiton has manuscripts published in both educational and clinical journals, and serves as a peer reviewer for 3 refereed journals. Her most recent book publication, NCLEX-RN: Flash Review, is a quick-review study guide that goes beyond only facts and definitions and delves into actual nursing process. Consistent with her practice doctorate, Dr. Culleiton has also authored and co-authored several Continuing Education (CE) Courses for a nationally accredited provider of continuing education for nurses and practicing clinicians at a variety of educational levels. Topics include: Evidence-Based Practice, Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation, and Ostomy Care.
Dr. Culleiton received her BSN from The Catholic University of America, her MSN in nursing administration and nursing education from the Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, and her DNP from Chatham University.
Dr. Culleiton has been a nurse for 20 years and has extensive practice experience in emergency medicine/trauma, and a variety of critical care settings. Before coming to Duquesne, Dr. Culleiton taught in a diploma school of nursing in the Pittsburgh area, and currently teaches in Duquesne's BSN and DNP programs.
Critical Care Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Publications
Culleiton, A.L. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice: What every nurse needs to know. Brockton, MA: Western Schools. (2 CEUs)
Culleiton, A.L., Weideman, Y. L. (in press). Arterial Blood Gases: A systematic and easy approach. Brockton, MA: Western Schools. (3 CEUs)
Weideman, Y. L., Dunn, D.J., & Culleiton, A.L. (in press). Ostomy Management: It's easier than you think. Brockton, MA: Western Schools. (3 CEUs)
Peer- Reviewed Publications
Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2011). Keeping Electrolytes and Fluids in Balance: Part 2 Nursing2011 Critical Care, 6(3), 27-32.
Culleiton, A.L., Simko, L.C. (2011). Keeping Electrolytes and Fluids in Balance: Part 1 Nursing2011 Critical Care, 6(2), 30-35.
Culleiton, A.L. (2010). Preceptor Pointers. Nursing Management, 41(11), 40-45.
Culleiton, A.L. (2010). Pointing New Nurses in the Right Direction. Nursing2010 Critical Care, 5(4),
Culleiton, A.L. (2009). Remediation: A closer look in an educational context. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 4(1), 22-27.
Culleiton, A. L., Shellenbarger, T., & Stoker, A. (2008). Hey Teacher. Nursing Management, 39(5), 48A-48B, 48D, 48G
Culleiton, A. L., Shellenbarger, T., & Stoker, A. (2007). Hey Teacher. Nursing2007 Critical Care, 2(6), 47-51
Culleiton, A. L., & Shellenbarger, T. (2007). Transition of a Bedside Clinician to a Nurse Educator. MEDSURGNursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 16(4), 253-257.
Culleiton, A.L. (2010, August). Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained: Promoting the Success of the N-Gen NCLEX RN Test-Taker. Poster session presented at the conference Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators: Effective Strategies for NCLEX Success, Minneapolis, MN.