Kari E. Cellini, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Professor
Nursing Faculty


I have been a nurse for over 40 years and in Nursing Education for the last 15 years. My home base is the RN to BSN program but I also teach in other programs at the College.

My nursing career spanned many professional opportunities including acute/intensive care settings (including Burn Center) as well as Administrative and Supervisory roles. However, my favorite practice opportunity as a nurse has been in the community setting and this has been the focus of my teaching.

Besides teaching, I am very interested in research and have presented several studies as a podium or poster presentation.
• The Impact of Service Learning Experiences on the Professional Practice of RN To BSN Graduates
• Understanding Faculty Perceptions of Research in Higher Education
• Community Partner’s Perceptions of Service Learning Projects Completed by RN to BSN Students
• Does an Educational Program Change Faculty Perceptions of Academic Integrity In Higher Education?

I have been married for 35 yrs. to a wonderful guy. We have three grown children, one grandbaby, and several old cars that give us the opportunity to travel and spend time with friends.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certification - Research
  • Online Learning Consortium (Sloan-C) Certification for Online Teaching/Learning


  • CMP-150 Digital Foundations Seminar
  • CSS-101 College Studies Seminar
  • IPC-302 Introduction to Capstone
  • IPC-330 Health Informatics and Tech
  • IPC-450 Capstone
  • IPC-501 Health Promo & Disease Prev
  • NUR-201 Acute & Chronic Hlth Problems
  • NUR-430 Nursing in a Global Society
  • NUR-806 Leadership Practicum


  • 2015 Capella University, Ph.D. Education -Specialization- Nursing Education
  • 2011 Excelsior College, MS Nursing Education
  • 1986 Widener University MS Financial Management of Health Care Systems
  • 1979 Widener University BSN Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • SIGMA, Psi Pi Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Association for Community Health Educators

Career Highlights

  • 2020 SIGMA, Psi Pi Chapter Mentor Award
  • 2015 Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Xi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2014 Xi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant
  • 2014 Robert M. & Thelma J. Flory Doctoral Scholarship Award
Kari Cellini

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

I am still learning. - Michelangelo

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