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Margaret Trnka, Ed.D, MSN, RN

Assistant BSN Program Director

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Dr. Margaret Trnka spent over twenty years in healthcare as a maternal health nurse. Dr. Trnka currently holds a Doctorate of Education with a specialization in nursing education, bringing a wealth of practical expertise and academic insight to her role. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Dr. Trnka’s dedication to enhancing nursing education is evident in her research focus, which centers on improving nursing student engagement through innovative methodologies such as game-based learning. Her commitment to advancing the field is underscored by her tireless efforts to empower future nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in a dynamic healthcare landscape.


Dr. Trnka’s expertise lies in the field of Maternal Health Nursing.

Classes Taught

Dr. Trnka teaches and is the course coordinator for the undergraduate OB course.

Education Background

Dr. Trnka earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nursing Education from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois and is actively pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Education from St. Augustine Health Sciences University.

Research or Scholarship

Dr. Trnka’s current research focus is on improving student engagement in nursing education through the use of game-based learning.

Awards, recognitions, or group affiliations

Dr. Trnka is currently the president of the Zeta-Kappa at Large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.

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