Charlene Romer PhD, RN
Charlene Romer, PhD, RN, is a passionate nurse educator with more than 25 years of experience in her field, 15 of which have been spent in the world of virtual instruction. As a curriculum consultant with ATI Nursing, Dr. Romer is committed to sharing her expertise and partnering with educators across the country. She works under the philosophy that the more she can assist her clients, the more effective they will be at producing skilled, job-ready nurses, which in turn raises the level of quality in patient care.
In her role at ATI, Dr. Romer has developed active instructional strategies that are aimed at improving students’ clinical reasoning and clinical judgment skills, and she has assisted institutions in developing or revising their curriculum to incorporate current initiatives such as the BSN essentials, QSEN and NLN competencies.
Dr. Romer holds a PhD in Nursing along with diploma, bachelor, and master degrees. Her experience spans the classroom and participation in leadership roles on committees in her field. Over the last several years, Dr. Romer has been actively involved in the curriculum development and student learning outcomes that directly support program outcomes. She has experience in the design/redesign of courses for virtual delivery. She is also adept at the integration of eLearning tools such as Adobe Captivate, Second Life and Wimba. Dr. Romer has experience in virtual course layout/design and in the loading of course material onto Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Blackboard and eCollege.
Dr. Romer has over the course of her career served as chair of curriculum committees, participated in the conversion of a diploma program to a baccalaureate degree granting, single purpose institution, the development of a virtual master’s program, and an accelerated bachelor’s degree program for second degree students.
Dr Romer was awarded her registered nurse diploma from the Blessing Hospital School of Nursing and her bachelor’s degree from Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. She was awarded her master’s in medical-surgical nursing from University of Illinois, in Peoria and her PhD from the University of Missouri in Columbia.