Professor, MSN Degree Program
Dr. Hebda joins Chamberlain College of Nursing with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of nursing and nursing education. She has published more than 15 articles in prestigious nursing journals and handbooks on topics such as informatics competencies, the TIGER Initiative, nursing and information systems and computer-assisted nursing instruction. Dr. Hebda is primarily interested in informatics as a way to support the work of nurses and as a means to improve healthcare delivery. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duquesne University School of Nursing, a master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science.
Dr. Hunter has been a nursing and healthcare education expert for more than 40 years. After conducting clinical practice in critical care units for 12 years, she began practicing nursing informatics, working with end-users and with information systems design, development, testing, implementation and evaluation. Dr. Hunter’s experience and education led to several prestigious opportunities, including a senior informatics policy position where she directed funded research, managed the recognition of nursing informatics as a distinct specialty, led the establishment of the Patient Care Work Group with Health Level Seven and co-chaired the first Education Work Group of the Computer-Based Patient Record Institute. As a registered nurse, Dr. Hunter is passionate about educating and informing healthcare consumers and enabling them to make full use of healthcare informatics applications. She holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.
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