Judith B. Cornelius, PhD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Judith B. Cornelius, PhD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN

School of Nursing
CHHS 412B & CHHS 475

Judith Cornelius, PhD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN is a doctoral prepared nurse educator whose instructional portfolio encompasses a diverse range of courses, including Critical Thinking, Leadership, Health Policy, Research, Global Health and Social Justice. Her professional journey is characterized by a commitment to advancing health equity within marginalized populations. Her research initiatives underscore her unwavering dedication to addressing healthcare inequalities and fostering improved health outcomes.

Her professional standing is underscored by her esteemed fellowships in the American Academy of Nursing and National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Academy. These fellowships signify her notable contributions to the fields of nursing education and research.

With a global perspective, Dr. Cornelius has been collaborating with nurse educators from five distinct countries to explore nursing students’ knowledge of and attitudes toward LGBTQ+ healthcare. This international collaboration underscores her commitment to promote inclusivity, diversity, and cultural competence within healthcare education.

Moreover, Dr. Cornelius has actively engaged in leadership development through participation in prestigious programs, including the NLN’s LEAD leadership institute and the Sigma Theta Tau Experience Nurse Educator Leadership Academy. In recognition of her exceptional mentorship and guidance, Dr. Cornelius was honored with the 2022 College of Health and Human Services Faculty Excellence Award in Mentoring.


Safer sexual communication with adolescents and at risk-women, Nursing students knowledge and attitudes of LGBQ+ healthcare, LGBTQ+ curricular content in Schools of Nursing, and HIV prevention in African American families


PhD, 2000, Rush University Medical Center, Nursing

MS, 1985, Hampton University, Nursing

BS, 1977, Hampton Institute, Nursing


National League of Nursing

American Nurses Association

North Carolina Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (Sigma), Region 13 Coordinator

American Academy of Nursing, LGBTQ+ Expert Panel and Nominating Committee

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

American Association of Colleges in Nursing

National Black Nurses Association

Queen City Chapter of Black Nurses Association

RAO Community Health Board of Directors