Nancy Blackburn

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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M.A. and Ph.D (c).,  Trinity Seminary and School of the Bible
M.S.N.,  Wilmington University
B.S.N.,  Eastern University 
RN, Nursing School of Wilmington



Professor Blackburn earned a diploma in Nursing at the Nursing School of Wilmington. After less than a year in Adult Med-Surg Nursing, Professor Blackburn began her 40 year Pediatric nursing career at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with the Infant Medical service and then the Emergency Department (ED), Professor Blackburn then joined the PICU team at Nemours in 1995, transferring to the Nemours ED in 2005, serving as an Educator in the PICU and the ED, as well as a bedside emergency nurse. 

Professor Blackburn enrolled in the RN to BSN program at Eastern College (now Eastern University), graduating with a BSN (with distinction) in 2000. As a student at Eastern, Professor Blackburn was nominated for the Helene Fuld Nursing Leadership Award and inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Professor Blackburn has been an active church member her entire adult life, involved in teaching, counseling and music ministries, also serving as treasurer for many years. As a pastor's wife, mother and grandmother, Professor Blackburn seeks to glorify God in all she does.


Courses Taught at Eastern

Professor Blackburn began working as an adjunct clinical faculty for Pediatric Nursing course in the BSN Two Second Degree Nursing Program at Eastern University, from 2007-2012. During this time, Professor Blackburn traveled to Kenya and Uganda, to teach Pediatric Nursing to missionary and national nurses and allied health professionals. Upon completion of her MSN in Leadership - Educator, Professor Blackburn returned to Eastern as Adjunct faculty.

Professor Blackburn taught Community Health and Global Nursing in the RN to BSN Program and Pediatric Nursing in the 4-year BSN and BSN Two Second Degree programs. Professor Blackburn is currently an Assistant Professor at Eastern University and working toward the completion of her dissertation (ABD) Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling at Trinity Seminary and School of the Bible in Newburg, Indiana, having earned her MA, in 2016.

Why I Teach at Eastern

Teaching at Eastern University offers me the opportunity to openly synthesize my mind, faith and ministry into teaching the nurses of tomorrow to be the most excellent nurses they can be. In a way, I want to give back to the next generation of nurses, utilizing the wonderful gifts that God has given me.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31