Kathryn Julia Vanderzwan, DNP, APRN, CHSE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Building & Room:
845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. VanderZwan graduated with her BSN from the University of Iowa in 2002. After obtaining her MS from UIC in 2006, she has practiced as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) primarily in Cardiology and Hospital Medicine. She joined the College of Nursing as a Clinical Instructor in 2012 and completed her DNP in May 2017. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and works in the BSN and AGMS curriculums. Dr. Vanderzwan is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and an active member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL), 2022 Debra Spunt Research Grant, PI
2022 UIC Interprofessional Practice and Education Funding: Steering Committee, Simulated Interprofessional Education: Understanding Health Care Students’ Perceptions of Caring for Patients with Complex Needs in High Risk Underserved Communities, Co-Investigator
Vanderzwan, K., Burt, L., & O’Rourke, J. (2023). Nursing Handoff Education Using Experiential and Virtual Innovations. Nurse Educator, 48(1), 1-4.
Vanderzwan, K., Hiller, A., Carlucci, M., Amusina, O., Ryan, C., Krassa, T., McPherson, S., Tozer, C., Quinn, L., & Kent, D. (2022). A Mentoring Workgroup for Academic Role Transition Among Nursing Faculty. Journal of Nursing Education. In press.
Ortiz, L., Kent, D., Carlucci, M., Ricca, P., Zeiher, W., Vanderzwan, K., Betka, A., & Kilroy. S. (2022). Bloom’s Taxonomy: Framing virtual simulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. In press.
*Voelliger, C., Vanderzwan, K., Coyne, E., Hu, Y., Shammas, N., Lisius, K., King, M. & Lemke, J. (2021). Education of self-radial palpation and Atrial Fibrillation signs and symptoms. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 38(3), 193-199.
Kilroy, S., Kent, D., Vanderzwan, K, Jones, K., Hiller, A., Reese, C., Woroch, R., & McPherson, S. (2021). Development of a Multisite Nursing Simulation WorkGroup Focusing on INACSL Standards. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(3), 165-168.
Vanderzwan, K. & Walters, E. (2020, August 10). APPs key to pandemic planning. American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalist. https://acphospitalist.org/archives/2020/08/perspectives-apps-key-to-pandemicplanning.htm
Vanderzwan, K., Schwind, J., Obrecht, J., O’Rourke, J., & Hieber-Johnson, A. (2020). Using Simulation to Evaluate Nurse Competencies. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 36(3), 163-166.
Jones, K.A., Garrity, M.K., Vanderzwan, K., Epstein, I., de la Rocha, A. (2016). To blog or not to blog: What do nursing faculty think? Journal of Nursing Education, 104(3).
Garrity, M.K., Jones, K., Vanderzwan, K., Epstein, I., & de la Rocha A. (2014). Integrative revie of blogging: Implications for nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(7),395-401.
Fink, A.M., Eckhardt, A.L., Fennessy, M.M., Jones, J., Kruse, D.K., VanderZwan, K.J., Ryan, C.J. & Zerwic, J.J. (2010). Psychometric properties of three instruments to measure fatigue with myocardial infarction. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32(7), 967 983. doi:10.1177/0193945910371320. Epub 2010 Aug 4.
Fennessy, M.M., Fink, A.M., Eckhardt, A.L., Jones, J., Kruse, D.K., VanderZwan, K.J., Ryan, C.J. & Zerwic, J.J. (2010). Gender differences in fatigue associated with acute myocardial infarction. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 30(4), 224-230. doi:10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181d0c493.
BSN '02, University of Iowa
MS '06, University of Illinois at Chicago
DNP '17, University of Illinois at Chicago
Licensures and Certifications
American Nurses Credentialing Center/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
SSH, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL)
Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Research Currently in Progress
Validation of a Hand-off Curriculum for Prelicensure Nursing Students
Handoff Training Using Simulation with Embedded Distractors