Rebecca Zukowski

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Dr. Rebecca Zukowski, Associate Academic Dean and Nursing Division Chairperson

Rebecca Zukowski
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S.N. Marquette University
B.S.N. Carlow College
  • Department:
    • Nursing
  • Campus Location: Admin 307
  • Telephone: 814-886-6458
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A registered nurse for over 30 years, Dr. Zukowski has served several prestigious organizations including the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health in Rockville, MD. Dr. Zukowski is a veteran of the United States Navy, where she served as a nurse corps officer at Great Lakes Naval Hospital and as an instructor at Naval Hospital Corps School. She received an honorable discharge in 1988. Ms. Zukowski holds an active license as a registered nurse and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Her bibliography lists numerous publications and scholarly activities. She has presented on a variety of clinical, managerial and educational subjects throughout the United States.

Active in community organizations, Dr. Zukowski is on the Board of Directors for Windber Medical Center and is a past board chairperson for Family Services of Western PA. In addition, she is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Pennsylvania State Nurses Association(PSNA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Dr. Zukowski received her Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation was titled “A Quantitative Study Identifying Adaptive Capacity and its Impact on Response and Recovery in Communities Affected by Major Disaster.” She holds a Bachelor of Science from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, Pa. with a dual major in Nursing and English. Her Master of Science in Nursing is from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. with a specialty focus as an adult practitioner/ teacher. Her research interests include community resilience to disasters, core competencies for medical disaster response, and health care access for vulnerable populations.

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