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Catherine Heilferty


Assistant Professor

BSN, DeSales University
MSN, Villanova University
PhD, Villanova University

Courses Taught

NUR 323
NUR 561
NUR 562
NUR 563
NUR 564

Teaching Focus or Philosophy

I believe learning is enhanced through student-faculty-administration relationships grounded in mutual respect, trust and integrity.


Telephone Triage in the Outpatient Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Presented at the 28th Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses National Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 8, 2004
An Internet Family: Parent blog use during childhood cancer treatment. Presented at Medicine 2.0: The 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet 2.0, Boston MA, September 16, 2012
The Balance We Seek: A Sequential Analysis of Childhood Cancer Blogs. Presented at the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions of The Eastern Nursing Research Society, Boston MA, April 18, 2012.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Dissertation Award (inaugural), awarded by the doctoral faculty, Villanova University, May, 2012

Catherine Heilferty
Office: NEB 122
Phone: 267-341-3442