Chatham University

Nursing Faculty and Staff

Jennifer J. Wasco, DNP, RN

Jennifer J. Wasco, DNP, RN
Practice Experience Coordinator, Nursing Programs; Adjunct Faculty for RN-BSN, MSN, HCI, and the International MSN Program
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2013

Academic Areas of Interest

Process Improvement, Project Management, Patient Experience, Patient Empowerment, Client Satisfaction, Preceptor Engagement, Educational Affiliation Agreements, Service Excellence, Innovative Healthcare Technology, CE Program Development, Conference Planning, Deployment of Healthcare Solutions, Health Literacy,and Climate Change/Impact on Health and Wellness


Jennifer J. Wasco is the practice experience coordinator for nursing programs at Chatham University. She is a doctorally-prepared registered nurse with over 24 years of experience. Dr. Wasco has practiced in various healthcare arenas including hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, medical device and IT sales, continuing nursing education, strategic planning and patient engagement. She is prepared in the areas of continuing education, health literacy and communication, project management, and in the deployment of new healthcare technologies. Her experience and expertise result in improved service and quality, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes. Most recently, she was celebrated as an honorable mention by Pittsburgh Magazine in the category of academia for nursing excellence (2016).


  • DNP, Nursing, Chatham University, 2015
  • MSN, Nursing, Waynesburg University, 2011
  • BSN, Nursing, Clarion University, 2004
  • Diploma, Nursing, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, 1993



  • Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse