Dr. Rebecca Seaman

Dr. Rebecca Seaman

Director, Nursing Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School of Natural, Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Phone: ext. 2254
Email: Rebecca.seaman@centenaryuniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • B.S.N. Cedar Crest College
  • M.S.N. Cedar Crest College
  • Ed.D. Immaculata University


Dr. Seaman received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Education degrees from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her Master’s thesis was on the efficacy of simulation to promote competence and confidence in nursing students. This work supported a pedagogical shift in nursing education to include simulation in the classroom to foster the assimilation of knowledge into clinical practice. She received her EdD in Higher Education with a concentration in Nursing Education from Immaculata University (Malvern, Pa). Her research centered on the impact of transition on job satisfaction and intent to stay among novice nurse educators in Baccalaureate nursing education. This nationwide study allowed Dr. Seaman to create the Teaching/Coaching Framework as a method of onboarding and mentoring nurse educators. This work has become important considering the nursing and nurse educator shortage.

Dr. Seaman has a variety of clinical experience as a bedside nurse and nurse educator. She has taught both traditional and adult students. Her teaching experience includes nursing courses that focus on health promotion and disease management in the adult population, nursing research/evidence-based practice, and nursing leadership.

Dr. Seaman began her time in higher education in 2005 as the Coordinator of the Nursing Learning Resource Center at Cedar Crest College where she developed and oversaw the simulation curriculum across the nursing program and worked with students to foster clinical-based skills. She began her teaching career in 2010 and was appointed the Undergraduate Program Director at Cedar Crest College in 2014. During her tenure as the Undergraduate Program Director at Cedar Crest College, she oversaw five nursing program tracks.

Dr. Seaman joined Centenary University in 2022 as an Assistant Professor and Nursing Program Director. She seeks to grow and develop the nursing program at Centenary as a program of excellence and distinction in the state of New Jersey.

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