Nancy Laplante is an associate professor of nursing, the coordinator of the RN/BSN and RN/MSN program options, and the director of online programs for the School of Nursing. She believes compassion and caring are essential components of nursing education, and she strives to engage students in respectful, meaningful dialogue.
Laplante is a board-certified, advanced holistic nurse and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Holistic Nursing. She is a regular contributor to fundamental nursing textbooks and has published in the areas of holistic nursing education, educational perspectives, health care applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), and service learning. Additional research interests include the image of nursing, creating presence in online learning communities, and self-care practices for nursing students.
Laplante earned her MSN degree with a focus in community health nursing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and her Ph.D. in nursing from Widener University in 2007.
In her spare time, Laplante enjoys spending time with her family and being a volunteer for a local animal rescue to support pet adoption and education in the community.