Rose Schwartz, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Rose Schwartz is an assistant professor of nursing and the associate dean of Academic Affairs at Widener University. She’s been with the university since 2003.

Schwartz worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Neurology Department at Cooper Health System. It was there that she developed her passion for neurogenetics while providing care for patients with Huntington’s disease.

The current focus of Schwartz’s research includes genetics, ethics, and factors that affect student success. She has presented at local, national, and international events.

Schwartz received her Ph.D. in nursing science and nursing education from Widener University in 2008. Prior to her doctorate studies, she graduated with her master of science in nursing in adult health and illness from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 after receiving her bachelor of science in nursing from Villanova University.

Schwartz currently resides in Garnet Valley with her husband, Howard, children, Joshua and Julia, and her menagerie of animals.