Thomas Edison State University mourns the loss of Christine M. Rosner, RN, PhD, associate dean for Undergraduate Programs in the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, who died suddenly in her sleep on Monday, Aug. 11. She was 57.
A resident of Dresher, Pa., Dr. Rosner joined Thomas Edison State University in October 2012. She was responsible for the School’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs, including the RN-BSN and Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN programs, and played an integral role in designing the new nursing simulation laboratory that is being built in the University’s Nursing Education Center. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Rosner served as dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at Holy Family University, where she also served as a professor.
“Christine loved working at the University,” recalled Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. “She was an extraordinary talent and a wonderful part of the University’s nursing family who loved participating in simulation sessions with our accelerated BSN students. She truly had a passion for undergraduate nursing education. This is a tremendous and devastating loss. We will miss her dearly.”
Dr. Rosner received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She completed a Master’s degree in Nursing of Children from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development from New York University. Dr. Rosner was a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and the Delta Tau Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta Tau International. She was also on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Protestant Home.
She is survived by her husband, Gary, and their children, Sarah and Andrew.
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