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Ciara Levine, MSN, R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Levine@lasalle.edu

215.951.1489

St. Benilde Tower 1131

Ciara Levine joined the La Salle community as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2007. Previously she worked as a clinical adjunct faculty for psychiatric inpatient care and as both a staff nurse and clinical nurse manager; she also worked in homecare. Since coming to La Salle, she has served as the faculty advisor for the student nurses association. Professor Levine is a member of Sigma Theta International, XI Chapter, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the American Holistic Nursing Association. Her areas of interest include treatment of anxiety and depression utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, group treatment for weight loss, caregiver role strain in the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, bullying in nursing, holistic nursing, and self-care. 

Presentations

2010/2011/2012                    

“Stress Management”, Staff In-service,                                                                                 Chester County Department of Health,                                                                                 Ageless Exercise, Inc. West Chester, PA

2009                                       

“Caring for the Caregiver”, Staff In-service
Dunwoody Village, Ageless Exercise, Inc.
West Chester, PA  

2009                                       

“Meeting the Need- Geriatric”, American                                                                             Psychiatric Nurses Association, PA Chapter State
Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2008                                       

“Caring for the Client with Dementia”,
Staff In-service, Ageless Exercise, Inc.
West Chester, PA        

2003/2004                              

“Depression in Late Life”, Regional Conference
Advance Magazine, Philadelphia, PA

Book Chapters

Wieland, D., Frizzell, J., & Levine, C. (2012). Psychobiology of behavioral disorders.  In J.P. Frizzell & T. Capriotti, Human pathophysiology: Introductory concepts and in clinical perspectives. Philadelphia, FA Davis. In press.

Refereed Articles

Wieland, D.M., Halter, M.J., Levine, C. (2012). Bath salts: “They are not                                       what you think.” Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 50(2), 17-21.

Goldberg, E., Beitz, J., Wieland, D., & Levine, C. Social bullying in nursing academia. Submitted for review.

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric mental health nursing

Education

MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
BSN, University of Delaware, 1995

Certifications

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist—Board Certified