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Marcia Blicharz, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN, BC

Associate Professor

2000 Pennington Road, Trenton Hall, Room 215, Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Phone Number: (609) 771-2518 / Fax Number: (609) 637-5159 / Email:


About Dr. Blicharz

Dr. Marcia E. Blicharz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing. She joined the faculty of Trenton State College, now known as The College of New Jersey, in the late 1970’s. Dr. Blicharz received her BSN from Villanova University, her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and her EdD from Rutgers University. She has prior teaching experience at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She is certified in medical surgical nursing.

She currently teaches and has taught a range of Nursing Courses including:

Adult Health and Illness (Science and Practice);
Pharmacology (graduate and undergraduate);
Professional Role Development, Leadership, Health Care Policy and clinical practice courses.

Dr. Blicharz incorporates her expertise and vast experience as a nurse educator into her classes and challenges her students to think critically and creatively as empowered, caring, professional leaders, committed to life- long learning and patient centered high quality care.

Additionally, Dr. Blicharz has served in many leadership positions including Interim Dean, Department Chairperson, Level Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, etc.

Her research interests focus on curriculum development, pedagogy, leadership and professional role development.

Curriculum Vitae


Villanova UniversityBSN1970Nursing
University of PennsylvaniaMSN1975Adult Health/Education
Rutgers UniversityEdD1985Higher Education




2014-Present Associate Professor, Co-Chairperson, Department of Nursing

School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey.


2011-2014 Interim Dean, School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).


2007–2011 Chairperson Nursing Department, The College of New Jersey.


2003-2007 Chairperson BSN Program, The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing. 1991-1995 ACTING DEAN, SCHOOL OF NURSING, Trenton State College, Ewing N.J.


1989-Present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Trenton State College, The College of New Jersey School of Nursing.


1987-1992 CURRICULUM COORDINATOR, Trenton State College, School of Nursing.


1988-1991 PROJECT DIRECTOR of major curriculum revision of BSN program at Trenton State College, School of Nursing.



Trenton State College, School of Nursing.


1982-1987 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Trenton State College.




1978-1979 ACTING DIRECTOR, Trenton State College, School of Nursing.


1975-1982 INSTRUCTOR, Trenton State College.


1971-1975 INSTRUCTOR, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA.




Blicharz, Marcia E., Pharmacology in Nursing, Delmar Publications Inc., 1994.


Blicharz, Marcia E., Advisory Board Delmar Nursing Review Series, 1994.


Blicharz, M., Alfaro, R., Flynn, N., Boyer, M. Drug Handbook: A Nursing Process Approach, Addison Wesley Pub. Co., 1992.


Blicharz, Marcia E. “Role Conception of RNs Returning to School for a BSN,” Chapter in Living with Change and Choice in Health, West Virginia University, 1986.

(American Journal of Nursing – Book of the Year 1986.).


Blicharz, Marcia E., “Nursing Role Conception of RN Students Returning to School for a Bachelors Degree in Nursing” Doctoral Dissertation,

Rutgers University, May 1985.


Blicharz, Marcia E., “Interventions That Promote Decubiti Healing,”

Chapter in Pfieffer, G. and S. Kennedy. Current Practice in Nursing Care of the Ill Adult:

 Issues and Concepts, C.V. Mosby Co., 1979.


Blicharz, Marcia E., “Self Concept and Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Student Nurses,” Masters Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1975.


Manuscript Reviewer: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process, Appleton-Century Crofts Publisher, 1986-1987.


Textbook Reviewer.




Professional Socialization Performance Examination Committee Regents College, University of the State of New York,

Albany, NY, Fall 1993-1995.


American Council on Education, National Identification Program (ACE-NIP), State of New Jersey Institutional Representative 1991-1995.


Consultant, New Jersey Department of Higher Education Nursing Education Advisory Committee, 1988-1989.


Consultant to Holy Family College on Returning RN Students in BSN Programs, September, 1985.


Consultant to St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing on Integration of Clinical Learning Laboratory, August, 1983.



Blicharz, M. and Bakewell-Sachs, S. “Tri-County Education/Practice Consortium” (TCEPC) Nurse Education Practice Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program (HRSA 11-041) grant to fund a 3- year demonstration education/practice program that will offer RNs of various education levels three-pathways for career advancement. 2011 – Not funded

Blicharz, M. and Rice, L. Interactive Video, Helene Fuld Foundation, 1993, Funded. Blicharz, M. Curriculum Enhancement Grant, Challenge to Distinction,

Phase I and Phase II, 1989, 1990. (Funded $ 60,000 Trenton State College).


Blicharz, M. Faculty Enhancement Grant, Challenge to Distinction, 1988. State of New Jersey (Funded $16,000 Trenton State College).


Blicharz, M. “Computers in the Nursing Education at TSC” 1984 funded by the Trenton State College Foundation for approximately $40,000.


Blicharz, M. Returning RN Students, Research Grant, 1984 Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, Delta Nu Chapter $ 2,000.


Blicharz, M. Nursing Role Conception, Research Grant, 1984 New Jersey State Nurses Association.



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