Faculty Profile

Denise Wells

Denise Wells


College of Health Professions

(302) 356-6915

Assistant Professor

Ed.D, Wilmington University

M.S.N., Wilmington College

B.S.N., Wilmington College


After obtaining her nursing diploma from Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing, Denise received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University. She earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Wilmington University, publishing research entitled, Exploring the Relationship between Role Strain and Academic Persistence of Female Registered Nurses. Denise achieved national certification through the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).

Prior to her roles as Dean and RN-BSN Program Coordinator, Denise served as the Director of Nursing of a free-standing, ambulatory surgery center. Additionally, her experience encompassed clinical faculty for the Beebe School of Nursing, perioperative nurse educator, women’s health, community health, emergency nursing, and sexual assault nurse examiner. Denise’s interests include leadership, curriculum, academic persistence, and volunteerism.