Margaret Hansen

Margaret Hansen, Ed.D. MSN, RN

Professor Emerita

Faculty Emeritus


Margaret Hansen, Associate Professor, teaches in the School of Nursing at the University of San Francisco. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, in 1978. In 1997 she completed her Masters in Nursing Science from San Jose State University with an emphasis in nursing education. She holds a post-masters certificate in Nursing Informatics from Duquesne University. Her doctoral degree is from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and her dissertation research project involved the investigation of the effectiveness of an interactive multimedia learning tool on nursing students learning outcomes and self-efficacy.

Dr. Hansen received her Distance Education Certificate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary teaching interests are adult Medical Surgical Nursing, Pathophysiology and Nursing Informatics. Her future goals are to continue with her passion, teaching, and to pursue a post-doctoral position in the area of Nursing Informatics research.

Teaching Areas of Expertise: Pathophysiology; Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory; Informatics; Complementary Medicine; Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Clinical Areas of Expertise and Interest: Medical-Surgical Nursing


  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

Research Areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Technology and Higher Education; E-Learning
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Attitudes toward Technology


  • Peer Review Committee, School of Nursing and Health Professions, and University
  • Member of Faculty Development Committee, School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Member of Simulation Committee, School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Member of the University Mortgage Committee
  • Member of the Student Health Task Force, USF
  • Advisory Board Member of Medicine X Conference, Stanford University


  • Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate, University of San Francisco
  • Distance Education Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • EdD, University of San Francisco
  • Post-Master's Nursing Informatics Certificate, Duquesne University
  • MSN, Nursing Education, San Jose State University
  • California Public Health Nurse Certificate
  • BSN, Seton Hall University
  • AA, Science, Pasadena City College

Awards & Distinctions

  • Fulbright Scholar, Iceland, 2012

  • USF Strategy Think Tank Incubator Award, 2012

  • Teacher Effectiveness Award, University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions, 2001 and 2005

  • University Faculty Technology Award, University of San Francisco, 2004

  • Student Technology Award, Duquesne University, 2001

Selected Publications

  • See current CV posted on this page for publications