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About Geraldine Budd

Geraldine Budd PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANP is Clinical Associate Professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner programs at Sacred Heart University. Professor Budd's research interests include nurse practitioner scope of practice, DNP project utilization and family based behavior change for obesity. She has received several grants for her work on adolescent obesity and weight loss. Geraldine is a certified family nurse practitioner with over twenty years experience.


August 2019 - Present Clinical Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N. and Richard J. Henley College of Nursing
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Widener University - Harrisburg Campus ‐ School of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor, Drexel University ‐ College of Nursing & Health Professions
Program Coordinator, Widener University - Harrisburg Campus ‐ Family Nurse Practitioner

Curriculum Vitae



2013 - 2013 Exploring the future education and employment intentions of a national sample of nurse practitioner students
Widener University
Provost’s Faculty Development Grant
2011 - 2011 Nurse Practitioner Student Decision Making Regarding Future Employment and Education
Widener University
Faculty Development Grant
2010 - 2010 Student Tuition Assistance for Affordable Care
Advanced Nursing Education Expansion Program
Role: Principal Investigator
2006 - 2010 Center of Excellence for Translational Research on Adolescent Obesity Treatment of Obesity
PA Department of Health to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphi
Role: Co-Investigator
2005 - 2006 Weight Loss in Adolescents Treated with Family-based Behavioral Therapy and Sibutramine
Pilot Funding, NINR - 5P20NR008361-04
Role: Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - 2016 Treasurer, National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Board
2013 - 2015 Member, Eastern Nurses Research Society Board
Nurse Practitioner, Americares Free Clinic
Research nurse practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
Nurse Practitioner, Penn State Rural Nursing Clinic
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Honors and Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship T32 NRS Award
  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioner Fellowship
  • Primary Healthcare Interdisciplinary Fellowship
  • Summer Nursing Institute Fellowship
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Faculty Fellowship


2001 Ph.D. Nursing Science, Duquesne University
1995 Post Master's Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adelphi University
1987 MSN, University of Southern Maine ‐ Nursing
May 1978 B.S. Nursing, University of Maine ‐ School of Nursing

Contact Information

College of Nursing
Center for Healthcare Education


Research Works (22)