Patricia Ukaigwe

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Coordinator, Global Capacity Program,
School of Nursing and Allied Health



  • Preview Professional Nursing
  • Bioethics
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Honors Thesis
  • Master Project Seminar
  • DNP Residency


  • Interprofessional Education
  • Mentoring
  • Vulnerable Population
  • Medical Missions


  • Diploma, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
  • BSN, New Jersey City University
  • MSN, Kean University
  • Post-Masters PPC-NP, Stony Brook University
  • DNP, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Academic Profile

I value education and advocate for the proper training of nurses at all levels. In seeking creative ways to foster learning that promote quality patient care, developed the preceptorship and mentoring programs to equip new graduates entering the profession with the necessary skill-set. My research focus is on the special health needs of the vulnerable population, especially the impact of chronic illness on families. Founding a non-profit organization coordinating health and education mission trips to Nigeria in which rural villagers receive access to care and health screening, treatment, and education.


Selected Publication

Ukaigwe, et al. (2020). Enhancing Nursing Education and Practice through Structured Preceptor Training in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria. Creative Education Vol. 11 No. 9. DOI: 10.4236/ce.2020.119133 Ukaigwe, P.U., Nnabuenyi, A., Nwafor, O., Loius-Egbuchiem, U. (2020) Clinical Preceptor Training. University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu Nigeria Preceptor Manual ISBN: 978 978 961 577 5 Arca-Conteras, K., Ukaigwe, P., Guttman, M., and Vargas, M. (2017) Transforming passive students into active learners through the flipped classroom. International Forum for Nursing and Healthcare. Vol. 1, series of 2017. Page 26-32 Ukaigwe, P. (2011) Structured patient education, enhance self-care management in individuals living with Parkinson’s disease: A descriptive study. DNP Capstone ProQuest Dissertation & Theses @ Fairleigh Dickinson University # 3491874

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