Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, APRN, FAAN is a Clinical Professor in nursing. Her primary appointment is in the master’s nursing program, where she teaches ethics and also she teaches ethics in the DrNP program and mentors students. After completing her undergraduate and graduate work in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, she obtained a doctoral degree in education from Temple University. The focus of her program was on organizational development and since then she has consulted with over 350 healthcare organizations and has given over 2,500 presentations at various organizations and conferences.
In 2002, she completed a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the ethical issues at end-of-life. In 2008, Dr. Lachman was selected to serve on the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board. She also serves on two ethics committees, and writes the quarterly Ethics, Policy and Law column in the MedSurg Nursing Journal. In 2011, she was selected to be a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Lachman is also the track coordinator for Drexel’s MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice. Having run her own consulting company for over 30 years, she is very qualified to help individuals plan their own innovative businesses.
Dr. Lachman has authored over 100 publications on variety of ethical and leadership topics and her second book, Applied Ethics in Nursing, was released at the end of 2005. Her third book, Ethical Challenges in Healthcare: Developing Your Moral Compass (2009) is now in process for redo for release at end beginning of 2013.