Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Program Director NURS 3650, Nursing Management of Children and Families Course Coordinator Sigma, Epsilon Rho Chapter, President
- Nursing Management of Children and Families
- Nursing Management of Children and Families Clinical Lab/Practicum
- Critique and Utilization of Nursing Research
- DNP Role Development
- Trauma-informed care and pedagogy
- Vulnerable populations, premature infants, neonates, children
- Student Success
- Clinical Judgment
- Clinical Reasoning
- PhD, Seton Hall University
- MSN, William Paterson University
- BSN, Seton Hall University
Dr. Couper is recognized by the National League of Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. She is also a certified Pediatric Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has practiced in multiple patient care areas including an in-patient pediatric oncology unit, NICU, Pediatric, and Mother-Baby units, a pediatrician office, and served as a school nurse for PK-8th grade.
Dr. Couper is a dedicated nurse educator and mentor to students in the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health. She recognizes the importance of assisting students on their journey of becoming the next generation of nurses who will improve healthcare throughout the nation. She has implemented innovative teaching methodologies to improve critical thinking, clinical judgment, and clinical decision-making. She continues to mentor Honor Academy students. She remains involved in the Epsilon Rho chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Dr. Couper’s scholarly work and clinical practice have focused on premature infants, implementing EBP in the NICU, and recognizing ways to support student success. She is a published author in Advances in Neonatal Care and Nursing Education Perspectives. Dr. Couper recently completed a multifaceted clinical research project sponsored by RWJ Barnabas Health which focused on extremely premature infant parents’ perceptions of trauma-informed developmental neuroprotective care (TIDNC) and their perceptions of nursing support as well as the nurses’ readiness to implement the evidence-based practice change to TIDNC.
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