Dr. Claudine Dufrene Dr. Claudine Dufrene Executive Dean of School of Nursing; Associate Professor; Sr. Mary Martina Casey Endowed Chair in Nursing
School of Nursing

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Dr. Claudine Dufrene is an Associate Professor and Division Dean Undergraduate Programs at the Peavy School of Nursing. She holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in Nursing. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a medical/surgical nurse and a geriatric nurse practitioner and by the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. Her research interests are in the area of nursing education, specifically student learning outcomes and program success, as well as healthy aging in the older adult. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for Geriatric Nursing and Nurse Education Today.

Areas of Expertise
Medical - Surgical Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Nursing Education


  • Bachelor of Science - Nursing - University of Pheonix
  • Master of Science - Nursing - University of Phoenix
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Nursing Science - Texas Woman's University


  • Dissertation (2012)
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