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Zepure Samawi

Office:Warde Academic Center


Ph.D. in Nursing
Widener University

PgDip in Nursing Education
Bethlehem University                                 

M.S. in Nursing
Arizona State University

B.S. in Nursing
Arab College of Medical Profession, Al-Quds University

Clinical Expertise

  • Nurse manager, registered nurse labor and delivery
  • Nurse manager, registered nurse neonatal intensive care

Research Interests

  • Assessing critical thinking skills and dispositions of nursing students.
  • Teaching concept mapping as a teaching and learning metacognitive tool.
  • Using narrative pedagogy, journaling and storytelling.
  • Developing community nursing health promotion activities.
  • Flipped classroom and use of simulation PEWS tool.
  • Assessing student learning in participation of study abroad courses (Italy and Turkey).
  • Guiding faculty and students in the application process for the Fulbright Scholar Award.
  • Curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Child temperament.
  • Nursing students interactive clinical labor experience in implementing non-pharmacological pain management technique, closing the theory to practice gap.

Teaching Areas

  • Nursing care of children
  • Maternity nursing
  • Community nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Nursing research, undergraduate and graduate
  • Nursing ethics
  • Epidemiology
  • Study abroad courses in nursing (Italy and Turkey)
  • Professional nurse roles and concepts


  • The effect of concept mapping on critical thinking skills and dispositions of junior and senior baccalaureate nursing students [Doctoral dissertation]
  • Child Temperament and Parent Responsivity [Graduate Thesis]