Christine Von Colln-Appling, Ph.D.(c), MSN, RN, BA, CNS

Lecturer in Nursing
Office:  Gatehouse 201
Phone:  610-225-5257


M.S.N. Widener University
R. N. Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
B. A. Neumann University
CNS in Emergency/Critical Care Drexel University Widener University


Professor Appling began her college education at Neumann University (formerly Neumann College) and graduated with a BA in psychology.  Shortly following graduation, she enrolled in nursing school at Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  After two years of nursing course work, Professor Appling graduated with a diploma and began working on telemetry/respiratory medical step-down unit.  She returned to school to complete her Masters in critical care and emergency nursing under the Clinical Nursing Specialist track while working in critical care as a staff nurse.  Following graduation, Professor Appling married and started a family.  

Professor Appling obtained her Masters’ degree and began working as an adjunct clinical faculty for the Adult I course at Eastern University and worked full time in education as a nursing instructor for a licensed practical nursing program in Delaware County.  In August 2015, Professor Appling was hired as a full-time faculty at Eastern University teaching in both the classroom and clinical setting.  She is currently working towards a Ph.D. degree in nursing at University of Phoenix.  Anticipated graduation date of December 2017. 

Courses Taught at Eastern

I teach academic nursing essentials, nursing research, nursing care of chronic illness, fundamentals of nursing, and health promotion and physical assessment.

Why I Teach at Eastern

Eastern allows me to express my love and devotion to the lord while helping to shape the future scholars of the nursing profession.  


Appling, C., Stoltzfus, L., Guiliano, D., Bouikidis, C., and Prendergast, P. (2014, October). From Traditional Lecture to Simulation Group Activities: Improving Critical Thinking Skills. Poster session presented at the annual National League of Nursing conference: Nashville, TN.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Italian-American Association: 2012 - Present
  • National League of Nursing: 2010 - Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Beta Chapter: 2007 – Present
  • American Nurses Association: 2007 - Present
  • American Heart Association: 2006 - Present

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