Eileen Rice, PhD, MSN, RN

assistant professor, the Division of Nursing

Healthcare Education Center 304


  • PhD, Education (with specialization in Nursing Education), Capella University, 2013
  • MS, Nursing, Pace University Leinhard School of Nursing, 1982
  • BA, Biology, Middlebury College, 1980

Teaching experience

  • Instructor, Division of Nursing, Southern Vermont College, 2006-present


  • Health Assessment
  • Bridge for Professional Nursing
  • Transitions to Professional Practice

Research interests

  • Loneliness in the Aging Adult
  • Risk Stratification for Chest Pain Patients

areas of expertise

Health care access vs. insurance company rules

Most medical conditions and treatments, including the ethics of treating low-chance-of-survival illnesses

Why I teach

Nursing can be a fulfilling occupation when approached in a thoughtful manner.

Favorite Books

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Little, Big by John Crowley

Best part of being at SVC

Interesting people interacting in a soul-mending environment.


February 2009 - Completed the three required courses offered by Indiana University - teaching in Nursing, Evaluation in Nursing and Computer Technology for Nurse Educators. Applied to sit for the certification exam in May or June.

August 2009 - Earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)cm after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing. 

June 2007 - Attended the Vermont State's Attorney's Training on Intimate Partner Sexual Violence at the Sheraton in Burlington, Vt.