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Faculty Profile

Denise Nagle Bailey, Ed.D., M.Ed., MSN, R.N., CSN

Assistant Professor; Director, La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center, Independence Foundation Chair of Nursing Education, Associate Professor


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Denise Nagle Bailey’s area of clinical expertise is public health nursing. Dr. Bailey serves as Director of the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center (LSNNC), a grant-driven nursing center. Under her leadership, the LSNNC delivers quality public health education, health promotion, and outreach to the most vulnerable clients in the surrounding community. 

Dr. Bailey spent 30 years in a variety of research and nursing positions including Certified School Nurse (CSN), head nurse, and nursing supervisor. She has expertise in blood banking and pheresis procedures and has lectured extensively on these topics at medical centers throughout the United States.
Dr. Bailey attended Widener University receiving degrees and certifications of BSN (1976), CSN (1996), M,Ed., (1998), and Ed.D., (2006).  She earned a MSN in Public Health Nursing from La Salle University (2010). She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Theta Tau honor societies.

Dr. Bailey has published in the International Journal for Human Caring, American Journal of Nursing, the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, PADONA Journal, and Pennsylvania Nurse.  Her research interests include caring theory, vulnerable populations, and semiotics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Caring Theory
  • Public Health in the non-profit sector
  • Vulnerable populations; migrant populations  


  • Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, Widener University
  • MSN, Public Health Nursing, La Salle University
  • M.Ed., Widener University
  • CSN (Certified School Nurse), Widener University
  • BSN, Widener University


  • Public Health Nursing  
  • Statistics for the healthcare professional
  • Research
  • Nursing leadership
  • Global public health nursing


Wolf, Z.R., & Bailey, D.N. (2012). Dizziness: Causes and interventions. PADONA Journal,

(January-April), 8-11.

Bailey, D.N. (2012). Sharon Starr: An exemplar in public health nursing.  Pennsylvania Nurse,

67(1), 9-10.

Bailey, D.N., & Dougherty, A. (2012). A nurse-led wellness program for migrant backstretch

workers. Manuscript accepted for publication. Nursing Forum.

Bailey, D.N. (2011). Framing client care using Halldorsdottir’s theory of caring and uncaring

behaviors within nursing and healthcare. International Journal for Human Caring, 15(4),


Bailey, D.N. (2010). Healthcare of vulnerable populations: Application of Halldorsdottir’s

theory. International Journal for Human Caring, 14(3), 53-59.

Hansen-Turton, T., Bailey, D.N., & Torres, N. (2010). Nurse-managed health centers: Key to a

            healthy future.  American Journal of Nursing, 110(9), 23-27.