Margaret Quinn, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE

Clinical Professor, Specialty Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs, RU-ANEW Program Director

Division of Advanced Nursing Practice

Newark Health Sciences

SSB 1138

(973) 972-8536

Specialty: Pediatrics, childhood obesity, vaccination safety

Dr. Margaret Quinn is a nationally known educator with an unwavering commitment to shaping the next generation of nurses, leaving a legacy through innovative, teaching methodologies. From her early days in an associate degree program, in a pioneering role in the nations first online RN nursing program, to her tenure at Rutgers University, her dedication expanded to support undergraduate and graduate students, employing interactive modalities to cater to the contemporary needs of the student body. Continually fostering her educational expertise she has refined curriculum, identified gaps in education, and integrated advanced clinical practice to support workforce needs in the state and region.

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Education & Training

  • Rutgers University, College of Nursing, DNP
  • University of Pennsylvania, MSN
  • Seton Hall University, BSN
  • Union County College, ASN
  • Elizabeth General Medical Center, School of Nursing, Diploma

Research/Scholarly Interests

With nearly two decades of expertise as a nurse educator specializing in pediatric nursing, Dr Quinn’s profound impact on current NP practice is focused on enhancing the pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) workforce at the state, regional, and national levels. Recognizing the national shortage of PNPs and the lack of regional pediatric education opportunities, she has spearheaded the development of three new programs at Rutgers University. These programs aim to educate dual primary and acute care certified PNPs at the Doctor of Nursing Practice level, filling a critical void in the expanding practice arena.  To support this endeavor, she has participated in workforce research and collaborated with faculty members from leading universities to review PNP curriculum and competencies. 

Clinical Specialties

As certified nurse educator and certified primary care pediatric nurse practitioner Dr. Quinn’s premier interests support issues impacting children’s health.  Her clinical interests involve the relationship between childhood obesity and physical education activities, vaccination safety, and the health effects of post-traumatic stressors in children following natural disasters. She is currently a member of the Rutgers School of Nursing media team discussing child and family concerns throughout and post the COVID pandemic, and quoted regionally, nationally and internationally.

Recent Research Activities/Funded Projects

HRSA Funded, Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant

Recent Publications

  1. 2023 Quinn, M., Mahat, G., Seaman, K., Rawlins, L., Gillooly, D. The STAMPPed Initiative for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students, Nursing Education Perspectives (accepted, awaiting publication date)
  2. 2023 Quinn, M. & Porter, S. Development of curriculum immersions in a nurse practitioner program: autism spectrum disorder as an exemplar. Journal of Nurse Practitioners 19(5)
  3. 2023 Mudd, S., Quinn, M., Busch, D., Key, S., Brown, K., Gilbert, G., Hawkins-Walsh, E. Evaluating the Practice of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Is It Time for Dual Primary and Acute Care Preparation?  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 37(1), 74-84
  4. 2022 Quinn, M., Pass Go and Collect $200. Use of a traditional board game as a summative review. Nurse Educator.48(2) E46 DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001299
  5. 2021 Iofel, E., Quinn, M., Sena, C., & Thaker, V. Impact of COVID-19 related restrictions on eating behaviors and mental well-being of children 5-12 years of age in Middlesex County, NJ.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; 73(1 SUPPL 1): S274-S275, 2021.
  6. 2021 Quinn, M., Caldwell, B. A “storm” of symptoms: A child’s reaction to a natural disaster leads to diagnostic uncertainty. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare 35(5): P542-547.
  7. 2020 Quinn, M., Dossier preparation: From clinician to educator. Nurse Educator 46(2): E32,
  8. 2020 Davis, R., Quinn, M., Duderstadt, K., Polfuss, M., Kilanowski, J., Thompson, M., Childhood Obesity: Evidence-based Guidelines for Clinical Practice Part Two. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare.
  9. 2020 Duderstadt, K., Polfuss, M., Kilanowski, J., Thompson, M., Davis, R., Quinn, M.  Childhood Obesity: Evidence-based Guidelines for Clinical Practice Part One. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare.
  10. 2019 Quinn, M., Mahat, G., Congenital upper limb deficiency: A case report. Contemporary Pediatrics 36(3)
  11. 2018 Quinn, M. Internet challenges and teenagers: A guide for Primary Care providers Clinical Advisor 21(7), 30-33

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