Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, RN, MSN, ANEF

President of Teaching Smart/Learning Easy, a company providing consultation and seminars in critical thinking, professional development, and nursing process. Rosalinda is an NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a British mother and Argentine father, Rosalinda came to the U.S. via Canada as child. She enjoys close relationships with her family here in the States, and in Spain, Argentina, and the United Kingdom.

Known for making difficult information easy to understand, her work has been translated into 7 languages. She's received a Sigma Theta Tau International "Best Pick Award" for nursing books, an AJN "Book of the Year Award", and has written numerous chapters and articles. Most recent texts include:
  • Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach, 7th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2020

  • Applying Nursing Process: The foundation for clinical reasoning, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2014.
Rosalinda has consulted, taught, and presented nationally and internationally on various nursing topics:
  • Co-facilitator, Critical Thinking Track, Annual Faculty Development Institute, sponsored by the National League for Nursing and Villanova University, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Participant in National League for Nursing (NLN) Think Tank for Critical Thinking, 2001
  • Charter member, NLN Speakers Bureau (2008)
  • Clients include educators, managers, and staff nurses with diverse backgrounds in diverse settings (see partial client list at the bottom of this page)

Rosalinda has more than 25 years experience in clinical nursing, mostly in ICU and Emergency Nursing. She has taught in both associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs, and is the recipient of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Villanova University Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Education Medallion .

Partial Client List: Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA - University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA - Veterans' Administration Med Center, Palo Alto, CA - National League of Nursing (NLN) - Villanova University - Oud Consulting, The Netherlands - Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA - South Carolina University, Orangeburg, S.C. - Baptist Hospitals, Nashville, Tenn. - Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R. - Alicante University, Alicante, Spain; - Kansas State Nurses Association - Raymond Walters College, Blue Ash, OH - Sinclair School of Nursing, University of MO-Columbia, Columbia, MO - Healthcare of America (HCA) Hospitals (Florida, Texas, Tennessee) - University of Wales, UK - SHORINSHA INC, Tokyo, Japan

Example Client Comments: Best program I've been to in my 20 years of nursing... Very valuable information--- I've been feeling like the Lone Ranger... I've been to Paul's and Brookfield's programs, but this is much more applicable to nursing... We'll be citing you in our self study because you have outlined the information so well as to how to do what we have to do with critical thinking... You know how to make this relevant and FUN... Roz uses the very techniques she champions to inspire us to improve!