C. Dawn Zibricky

C. Dawn Zibricky, Ed.D., R.N., PEL-CSN

Assistant Professor, Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. Zibricky received both baccalaureate and master’s degrees from Saint Xavier University in Chicago and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning

from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

She has an extensive nursing career that includes working with individuals in rehabilitation for traumatic injuries, people with disabilities, and individuals and families living in rural, urban and suburban poverty both in the US and globally. As a nurse educator, Dr. Zibricky is dedicated to guiding students in developing awareness about health and health care disparities and promoting social justice.

In recent years, her teaching at Elmhurst College includes pre-licensure baccalaureate Community/Public Health, Masters Entry into Nursing Practice Clinical Prevention & Population Health, teaching students in the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA), interdisciplinary honors classes on poverty, and several study-aboard courses on health and health care systems in multiple developing countries.

Dr. Zibricky’s research interests include disability studies framed in critical theories and teaching ethics in nursing education. She has presented both nationally and internationally on the oppression and marginalization of the disabled, poverty, and health care disparities.

She is a member of numerous professional memberships including Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International of Women Educators, Phi Delta Kappa International Honor Society for Educators and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

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