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Warren D. Frankenberger, PhD, RN
Warren D. Frankenberger
Nurse Scientist

Dr. Frankenberger's research focuses on emergency nursing, with an emphasis on nursing workforce, triage practices, and patient outcomes.



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Dr. Warren Frankenberger is a nurse scientist with more than 24 years of pediatric nursing experience. He has spent his entire nursing career at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and held a variety of positions including staff nurse, clinical lead, and clinical supervisor. Before joining the Center for Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice in 2017, he worked in the emergency department where he also was the clinical nurse specialist.

Dr. Frankenberger's work in the emergency department has informed his research interests. An active member in the Emergency Nurses Association and the Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, he collaborates on studies that focus on emergency nurses' issues in the United States. He has international experience as a volunteer with the Peace Corps as a health specialist and with disaster relief after the Haiti earthquake.

Education and Training

PhD, Widener University (Nursing)

MSN, Widener University (Emergency Nursing)

BSN, Immaculata University (Nursing)

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Scientist

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Professional Memberships

Emergency Nurses Association

Publication Highlights

Wolf L, Perhats C, Clarck P, Frankenberger W, Moon M. The perceived impact of legalized cannabis on nursing workload in adult and pediatric emergency department visits: A qualitative exploratory study. Public Health Nurse. 2020 Jan; 37(1):5-15. PMID: 31452256
Frankenberger W, Passman A, Abbadessa MK, Noll J, Brodecki D, Ely E. Nursing Research Priorities in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN): Reaching consensus through the Delphi Method. J Emerg Nurs. 2019 Nov; 45(6):614-621. PMID: 31537310