Lisa A Foley
Instructor • Department of
Ms. Merkle Foley is currently writing her dissertation for her PhD in nursing research. It is a qualitative research study which examines contextual influences of frailty and resilience in older adults aging at home. Other research interests involve pre-licensure student success, undergraduate nursing curriculum design, and best practices for providing effective health services for older adults in the community.
Ms. Merkle Foley has been a member of WPU faculty since 2011, teaching undergraduate pre-licensure nursing students in clinical and didactic courses. She also serves on multiple committees to ensure academic excellence and curriculum advancement for undergraduate nursing programming.
-Aging in Place
-Contextual markers of frailty and resilience in older adults
-Trends in community health, health policy, aging research.
-Pre-licensure student success
Ms. Merkle Foley is an avid gardener and creative chef. She enjoys hiking and traveling to beautiful, natural places. Ms. Merkle Foley is also interested in Functional and Integrative Medicine practices and implementing her functional medical knowledge into her personal life and her nursing practice.
Perspectives of Home Care nurses on older adults at home: Frail of Resilient?
Awards and Honors
Notable Courses Taught
-Nursing Excellence for Seniors
-Nursing Research-undergraduate curriculum
-Dimensions of Public Health lecture
-Dimensions of Public Health lab
-WPOnline Public Health and Community Nursing courses
-Nursing Practice I and III
-Comprehensive Health Assessment
-Cultural Foundations in Health