Terry Eggenberger is a three time graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She joined the faculty fulltime in 2005 and was given the opportunity to integrate simulation into the curriculum. Prior to this position, her most recent clinical positions were as a Director of Nursing Education and as a Director of Workforce & Organizational Development. Dr. Eggenberger still enters practice as an Administrative Supervisor at JFK Medical Center. Areas of clinical experience include CVICU, PACU, & Cardiac Rehabilitation.


Dr. Eggenberger teaches primarily in the graduate programs across concentrations, and is the Graduate Coordinator Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership & CNL Concentrations. She has created simulation scenarios grounded in caring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Eggenberger is also an Associate Director for the Office of Interprofessional Education, In addition she is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Dr. Eggenberger's current research interests are related to interprofessional practice, leadership, communication and teamwork. Her doctoral research was on Holding the Frontline: The Experience of Being a Charge Nurse in an Acute Care Setting.

Recent Publications

  • Keller, K., Eggenberger, T., Leavitt, M.A., & Sabatino, D. (2020). Acute Care Nurses’ Arrhythmia Knowledge: Defining Competency. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(1), 39-45.
  • Millender, E., Valentine, K., Eggenberger, T., Lucier, C., Sandala, H., & Bruneau, D. (2020, Feb.). Implementing interprofessional collaboration to improve patient outcomes: A caring and social approach to integrated nurse-led community based-care. International Journal for Human Caring, 24(1), 39-49.
  • Eggenberger, T., Howard, H., Prescott, D., & Luck, G. (2019). Exploring Quality of Life in End-of-Life Discussions. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®.
  • Eggenberger, T., Luck, G.R., Howard, H. & Prescott, D.E. (2019, Oct.). Advanced Directives and Family Practice: Implications and Ethics for “Greying” Family Systems and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 32(1), 1-28.
  • Eggenberger, T., Millender, E., Drowos, J., & France, N.E.M. (2019) Interprofessional education and practice guide: Developing interprofessional community-based clinical experiences. Cogent Medicine, 6(1). 
  • Luck, G.R., Eggenberger, T., Newman, D., Cortizo, J., Blankenship, D.C., & Hennekens, C.H. (2017). Advance directives in hospice healthcare providers: A clinical challenge. The American Journal of Medicine, 130(11), e487-e489. *Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T., Obeso, B., Keller, K., Durbin, M., & Posternack, C. (September 2017). Mixed method assessment of interprofessional collaborative practice. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 8, 34-41. *Data-Based.
  • Dyess, S.M., Sherman, R., Opalinski, A., & Eggenberger, T. (2017). Structured coaching programs to develop staff. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48(8), 373-378.
  • Cabral, R., Eggenberger, T., Keller, K., Gallison, B., & Newman, D. (2016). Use of a surgical safety checklist to improve communication. Journal of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, 104(3), 206-216. doi: *Data-Based.
  • Drowos, J.L., Eggenberger, T., and Millender, E. (2016). The future health care workforce: Interprofessional education in community settings. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing, 2(3), 126.  doi:10.4172/jcphn.1000126
  • Maresca, R, Eggenberger, T., Moffa, C., & Newman, D. (2015). Lessons learned: Accessing the voice of nurses to improve a novice nurse program. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(4), 218-224. *Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T., Sherman, R.O., & Keller, K. (2014) Creating high-performance interprofessional teams. American Nurse Today, 9(11), 12-14.
  • Keller, K.B., Eggenberger, T.L., Belkowitz, J., Sarsekeyeva, M., & Zito, A.  (2013). Implementing successful interprofessional communication opportunities in academia: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Medical Education, 4, 253-259. *Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T., Garrison, H., Giovengo, K., Hilton, N. (2013). Discharge phone calls: Using person-centered communication to improve outcomes. Journal of Nursing Management, 21, 733-739.
  • Eggenberger, T., Keller, K., Chase, S., & Payne, L. (2012). Evaluating caring in nursing simulation: A quantitative approach. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(6), 403-406. Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T. (2012). Exploring the charge nurse role: Holding the frontline. Journal of Nursing Administration. Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T. (2011). Response to Chapter 4 by Ray, M. & Turkel, M. & Cohn, J., Relational caring complexity: The study of caring and complexity in health care hospital organizations. In A. Davidson, M. Ray & M. Turkel (Eds.), Nursing, caring, and complexity science: For human-environment well-being (pp. 118-123). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Raines, D.A., Ricci, P., Brown, S.L., Eggenberger, T., Hindle, T., & Schiff, M. (2011). Cheating in online courses: The student definition. Journal of Effective Teaching, 11(1), 80-89. Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T., Keller, K. & Locsin, R. (2010). Valuing caring behaviors within simulated emergent nursing situations. International Journal for Human Caring, 14(2), 22-28. Data-Based.
  • Sherman, R., & Eggenberger, T. (2009). Taking charge: What every charge nurse needs to know. Nurses First, 2(4), 6-10.
  • Barry, C.D., Blum, C.A., Eggenberger, T.L., Palmer-Hickman, C.L., & Mosley, R. (2009). Understanding homelessness using a simulated nursing experience. Holistic Nursing Practice, 23(4), 230-237.
  • Sherman, R. O. & Eggenberger, T. (2008). Transitioning internationally recruited nurses into clinical settings. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(12), 535-546. Data-Based.
  • Eggenberger, T. & Keller, K. (2008). Grounding nursing simulations in caring: An innovative approach. International Journal for Human Caring 12(2), 42-46.
  • Sherman, R., Bishop, M., Eggenberger, T., & Karden, R. (2007). Development of a leadership competency model. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(2), 85-93. Data-Based.


  • Current member AACN LANP 2018 Cohort
  • Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) Scholar, 2014 Cohort
  • Palm Healthcare Commitment to Community Award 2004
  • Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Leadership Award 1998