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Dr. Weideman began teaching at Duquesne University in 2004 as a part time clinical instructor and joined the full time faculty in 2008. Dr. Weideman earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duquesne University, her Masters in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University. Dr. Weideman's scholarship has emerged through the intersection of her clinical expertise, passion for nursing education with a focus on virtual learning and desire to positively impact the health of communities and the people residing in them. It has included a patent for a Virtual Pregnancy learning tool, two creative teaching awards, an award for innovation in nursing education and multiple peer reviewed articles and presentations

Dr. Weideman is a certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse (CWOCN), foot care nurse (CFCN) and nursing educator (CNE). She is a member of the Phi Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, and the National League for Nurses. In 2022 Dr. Weideman was inducted as a Global Academy of Holistic Nusing (GAHN) Scholar.


DNP, Nursing, Duquesne University, 2010
MBA, Management, Robert Morris University, 1991
BSN, Nursing, Duquesne University, 1982


  • Photovoice
  • Participatory action research
  • Ostomy and wounds
  • Nursing education/virtual learning
  • Holistic nursing

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2015: Investigating strengthening cultural competence in prenatal care with a virtual community, Co-Investigator

2014: Educational Outcomes relating to learning professional roles for undergraduate students participating in a interprofessional seminar focused on stroke care, Co-Investigator

2012 - 2013: Investigating the lived experience of grandparents raising their grandchildren, Co-Investigator

2012 - 2013: Nursing and Healthcare in Nicaragua-what is the impact on undergraduate nursing students' personal, professional and cultural development? Co-Investigator

2010: Using virtual reality to learn obstetrical concepts, Investigator

Grants Awarded

2014-2015: Robert Wood Johnston Fouindation New Careers in Nursing, Innovation Award for Strengthening Cultural Competence in Prenatal Care with a Virtual Community: Building Capacity through Collaboration. Co-PI,.$10,000

2014-2015 Robert Wood Johnston New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Round 7 Scholarship Grant for Accelerated Second Degree Students Underrepresented in Nursing and/or Economically Disadvantaged". Co-PI, $50,000.

2012-2013: Gaultier Faculty Fellows for Service Learning, Duquesne University Using Photovoice Methodology to Understand the Lived Experience of Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren, Co-PI, $10,000

Publications Last 5 Years

Weideman, Y., Young, L., Lockhart, J., Grund, F., Frindland, M. & Pannas, M. (2016). Strengthening Cultural Competence in Prenatal Care with a Virtual Community: Building Capacity Through Collaboration. Journal of Professional Nursing.

Weideman, Y.L., (2016) Ostomy Management. Brockton, MA: Western Schools (4 CEUs)

Wallace,S.E., Turocy, P., DiBartola, L., Deluliis, L., Weideman, Y., Morgan, A., Astle, J., Cousino, S., O'Neil, C., & Simko, L (2016) Interprofessional Education Outcome Study: Learning and Understanding Professional Roles in Stroke Care. Journal of Physical Therapy Education.

Avalone, M.A., Weideman, Y.L. (2015). Evaluation of a Nursing Handoff Educational Bundle to Improve Nursing Student Handoof Communications: A Pilot Study. Journal of Nursing Education Practice. Vol 5(8).

Kronk, R., Weidmean, Y., Cunningham, L., Resik, R. (2015). Capturing Student Transformation From a Global Service-Learning Experience: The Efficacy of Photo-Elicitation as a Qualitative Research Method. Journal of Nursing Education. Vol 54 (9).

Watson, A., Weideman, Y. (2015). "Increasing Hospital Breastfeeding Rates through Online Education for Staff RN's". Clinical Lactation

Koharchik, L., Weideman, Y. L., Walters, C.A., Hardy, E. (2015). Evaluating Nursing Students' Clinical Performance. American Journal of Nursing. Vol 115 (10).

Kronk, R., Weideman, Y., (2014). Use of Photovoice to Integrate a Community-Engaged Scholarship Model of Research Into an Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Course. Journal of Nursing Education.

Weideman, Y.L, Culleiton, A.L. (2014). A Virtual Pregnancy for Pre-Licensure Nursing Students: Nine Months Up and Close. Nursing Education Perspectives. doi:

Mullen, J., Johnston, J., Bryner, L., Pearson, C., & Weideman, Y. (2014) A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Prevention of Ear Pressure Ulcers. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (Vol. 41, pp. S54-S55).

Dostilio,L.D., Conti, N., Kronk, R., Weideman, Y.L., Woodley, S.K., Trun,N. (2013) "Civic Learning Through Public Scholarship: Coherence Among Diverse Disciplines". The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, Vol 3.

Weideman, Y., "Matching Ostomy Pouching Systems to Patient Need". (2013). Oncology Nursing News, Vol 7.

Weideman, Y.L., Culleiton, A.L. (2013). NCLEX-PN: Power Practice, New York, NY: Learning Express, LLC.

Culleiton, A.L., Weideman, Y.L. (2013). NCLEX-RN: Power Practice, New York, NY: Learning Express, LLC.

Culleiton, A.L., Weideman, Y.L. (2012). NCLEX-RN Flash Review, New York, NY: Learning Express, LLC.

Weideman, Y.L., (2016) Ostomy Management. Brockton, MA: Western Schools (4 CEUs)

2017: Cameos of Caring Award

2016: Recipient of the Bayada Award for Technological Innovation and Health Care Education and Practice with Joan Lockhart, Marie Pannas, Faye Grund, Lisa Young, and Mark Fridline for their Virtual Clinical Experience to Build Cultural Competence.

2014: Recipient of Duquesne University's Creative Teaching Award with Simko, L., Morgan, A., Wallace, S., O'Neil, C., Dibartola,l. DeIulius, E., Turocy, P., Cousino, S., Astle, J. for their "Interprofessional Education Seminar".

2013: Recipient of Duquesne University's Creative Teaching Award with colleague Dr. Cynthia Walters for The Virtual Clinic

2007: Recipient of the American Cancer Society's God Community Impact Award and Cancer Merit Award with Cynthia Walters

2006: Recipient of the American Cancer Society's Silver Community Impact Award with Cynthia Walters