Christina Harkins, MSN, R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Christina Harkins has been teaching in the undergraduate nursing program at La Salle since 2005. She taught for two years on a part-time basis as a clinical instructor before accepting a full-time position as an Assistant Professor in 2007. Her clinical nursing background includes working in a variety of obstetrical units such as neonatal intensive care, postpartum, and well baby nursery. She also worked in pediatrics and with well mom and babies in the home setting.

Ms. Harkins co-authored and published “Perinatal Unfolding Case Study” on the Quality and Safety Nursing Education (QSEN) website. This unfolding case study was designed to be used as an interactive teaching tool in the classroom, with a strong emphasis on patient safety.

Areas of Expertise



MSN, Nursing Education, University of Phoenix, 2007
BSN, Holy Family University, 2005
ASN, Community College of Philadelphia, 1992


Basic life support


First Year Odyssey
Fundamentals of Nursing (didactic)
Care of Women and the Childbearing Family (didactic & clinical)
Health Assessment and Promotion (clinical)

Honors, Awards

Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Recipient of Frankford Hospital 2005 Clinical Excellence Award