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Jacqueline M. Ochsenreither, DNP, CRNP, PPCNP-BC

Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Program; Assistant Professor

Jackie Ochsenreither
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Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare 147G

Dr. Jacqueline Ochsenreither is an assistant professor of nursing and director of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at DeSales University. She has been a pediatric critical-care nurse practitioner for more than 24 years. She has cared for infants, children, and adolescents in a variety of pediatric nursing roles at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, including adolescent medicine, cardiac-intensive care, emergency medicine, transport team, and cardiac catheterization. 

She has experience practicing as an advanced practice nurse at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in pediatric pain management, cardiac-intensive care, lung and heart/lung transplant, and as a pediatric hospitalist at Doylestown Hospital. She has teaching experience at the doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate levels at DeSales University, The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing, and at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. She has precepted both didactically and clinically for many years, focusing on pediatric acute and critical-care. She is board-certified and serves as a reviewer for pediatric nursing.

Dr. Ochsenreither is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of AACN (SEPA), The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, The National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONPF)-Special Interest Group/Program Directors, and The Pennsylvania League for Nursing (PLN). Dr. Ochsenreither is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Omicron Chapter, and serves as the faculty counselor for DeSales University.

Dr. Ochsenreither graduated with her BSN in nursing from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales in 1985. She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing with her MSN and CRNP in pediatric critical-care in 1994 and received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from DeSales University in clinical leadership in 2015.

In addition to her director duties, Dr. Ochsenreither serves on the following DeSales University Committees: Institutional Review Board, Division of Nursing Graduate Admissions and Standards Committee, Division of Nursing Outcomes Committee, Distance Education and Instructional Technology Steering, and Faculty Steering.