Roseann M. Zahara-Such, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC

Assistant Clinical Professor


I am responsible for the coordination and instruction of the Pediatric nursing courses (NUR 36102) as well as leading Capstone (NUR498) groups into the community for EBP -experiential knowledge.

Research Overview

As a faculty member with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), I value nursing research and its application to practice. I am involved in the nursing capstone course (NUR498) and contribute to the clinical components of the course & take students into practice settings within various communities. I researched & implemented a math workshop in Pediatric nursing to increase math skills & retention,

I enjoy children of all ages, especially the littlest ones.....and can get "lost" in the children's picture book and literature section in any book store or on Amazon. I love to cross-stitch, read, and be at home with my little Westie.


• Zahara-Such, R. M. Improving Medication Calculation of Nursing Students through Simulation: An Integrative Review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 2013.DOI:

• Author, Chapters 7 & 15, Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Conditions in Children and Cardiac Conditions in Children, in book by Susan Ward, Pediatric Nursing Care: Best Evidence-Based Practices, Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2015.

• Author, Chapter 28, Caring for the Child with an Endocrinological or Metabolic Condition, in textbook by Susan Ward and Shelton M. Hisley, Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children & Families, Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2009.

Teaching Focus

In addition to my key focus of pediatric nursing and Capstone, I teach in various undergraduate nursing courses including, Introduction to Nursing, Foundations of Physical Assessment, Health Promotion & Education, Community, and Ethics. I see indispensable value in facilitating every nursing student to become a lifelong learner I encourage the use of and demonstrate the importance of research.

Previous Roles

Advocate CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – HOPE PAVILION July 2005 – December 2015 Oak Lawn, ILRegistry Nurse, General Pediatrics & Telemetry

Hope RUSH UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF NURSING, CHICAGO May 2002 – June 2004 Women’s & Children’s Health, Practitioner/Teacher



Office Location:

Hammond Campus, Gyte Annex, Room 154


  • D.N.P. – Nursing, Valparaiso University
  • M.S.N. – Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago
  • B.S.N. – Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Nursing Care (Infants, Children and Families)
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Health Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice (Research)

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Registered Professional Nurse : State of Indiana ” State of Illinois
  • Advanced Practice Nurse: State of Illinois
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS-BC)
  • Board Certified, ANCC

Curriculum Vitae