The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The baccalaureate nursing program and master’s/post-master’s certificate programs at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program and the master’s/post-master’s certificate programs is continuing accreditation.
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
Wendy J. Robb
Dean of the School of Nursing
A.D.N., Gwynedd Mercy University
B.S.N., Gwynedd Mercy University
M.S.N., DeSales University
Ph.D., Widener University
Certified Nurse Educator
Wendy J. Robb joined the Cedar Crest College Nursing Department in Fall 2000. Her background includes work as a clinical nurse specialist in adult acute care, particularly trauma care. She is also an experienced clinical research coordinator, with expertise in the area of complementary and alternative healing.
Wendy has published and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics and has traveled to nursing schools in Ghana, West Africa and Sweden as part of international exchanges. She has participated in several national grants and maintains certification as a nurse educator by the National League for Nursing.
American Holistic Nurses Association, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nurses, Pennsylvania League for Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Theta Rho Chapter
Director of Nurse Anesthesia Program
B.S.N., Cedar Crest College
M.S.N., Bloomsburg University
Adult CRNP Certificate, Bloomsburg University
D.N.P., Wilkes University
Karen teaches the junior level clinical courses and assists with teaching pharmacology.
Karen has taught at Cedar Crest College since 2005 on a part time basis. She spent the majority of her time with the students in the clinical area, but also spent time in the labs and classrooms. Karen helped teach the pharmacology course. In the 2009-2010 academic year, she assisted with grant work in developing a fall prevention study that was implemented during one of the junior level clinical courses. She also works as a nurse practitioner in a family planning clinic to stay current with nursing skill and techniques."
ANA, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, ACNP.
"I feel that as an alumna and also a nurse that Cedar Crest College prepares nursing students in a very special way. I feel that the liberal arts base is key to understanding patients in a holistic manner. By learning to appreciate the aesthetics and make connections between all of our areas of knowledge, we allow the students to see a bigger picture. This creates for a more adaptable, creative, and intelligent nurse."
"I am passionate about the commitment to learning new knowledge, and the holistic caring for patients. I never want to stop learning or growing in my understanding of new information. I encourage curious learners and welcome questions. Finding the correct answers benefits us all."
"All of the motivated and insightful teachers and professors in my past have served as inspiration for me. They helped to fan the spark of interest in learning into a fire. If it weren't for those committed few, I would most likely not have found my way here. The vision for this school inspires and motivates me to want to contribute to continuing the tradition of excellence in the nursing program."
"It seems that I have always been helping others to understand things better. I tutored Spanish in high school and while a student at Cedar Crest I tutored in microbiology and fine arts and was an instructional assistant for Freshman Seminar and Anatomy and Physiology. It was my work as an instructional assistant that really influenced my interest in teaching. I found that the students understood the material better when I explained it in my terms. It led to my first teaching job years later. I started teaching A&P at a community college."
Mae Ann Pasquale
School Nurse Certificate Advisor
Catherine M. Zurawski
Director Graduate Nursing Programs- Education, Administration and Nurse Practitioner Tracks
Catherine Zurawski, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C is the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs for the Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administration and Nurse Education tracks. Dr. Zurawski started her healthcare career as a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and instructor of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology in massage therapy programs. She then went on to earn an ADN from Luzerne County Community College; followed by a BSN, MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner and DNP from Misericordia University. Her healthcare interests came full circle when she earned a post Master’s Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies from Drexel University’s School of Nursing.
She has served as nursing faculty since 2010, and has had the privilege of teaching LPNs, RNs and graduate nursing students. Dr. Zurawski maintains a clinical practice in a pediatric primary care office where she focuses not only traditional medicine, but on wellness and integrative therapies to support her patients.
Scheduling Coordinator-Graduate Programs
Office Manager, Clinical Liaison
Tammy Eddinger earned an associate’s degree from Allentown Business School and an undergraduate degree in Management from Cedar Crest College. Tammy has been the Office Manager in the Nursing Department for 12 years. She manages all clinical site affiliation agreements, student clinical requirements and student registrations.
Adam W. Hough
Simulation Center Manager
Simulation Center Technician