Chatham University

Nursing Faculty and Staff

Jennifer J. Wasco, DNP, RN

Jennifer J. Wasco, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Practice Experience Coordinator
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2013

Academic Areas of Interest

Process Improvement, Project Management, Educational Affiliation Agreements, Client Satisfaction, Service Excellence, Patient Experience, Patient Empowerment, Student Engagement, Preceptor Engagement, Nurse Engagement in Climate Change, Climate Change/Impact on Health and Wellness

Personal Areas of Interest

Decorating, Entertaining, Travel

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Jennifer J. Wasco is the practice experience coordinator for the 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, process improvement, project management, and in the deployment of new healthcare technologies and innovations. 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