Deborah Ziebarth, PhD, MSN, RN-BC

Assistant Professor, RN-BSN Program 540-887-4000

Dr. Ziebarth has worked extensively in the areas of Education, Research, Nursing Administration, Critical Care Nursing, Community Health, and Global Health. She recently held the position of Nursing Chair of the Herzing University – Brookfield having received successful accreditations through both CCNE and ACEN for the BSN and LPN Tracks. She has since facilitated the writing of the CCNE self-study for Mary Baldwin University for their four DNP programs (Nurse Anesthesiology, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology-Acute Care, and Post MSN-DNP). She is now faculty for Mary Baldwin University in the Murphy Deming Health Science College School of Nursing.

She has worked several years (2011- current) as a nurse educator and as a Herzing University faculty member, she received the Faculty Scholarship Award in 2012. Before her work at Herzing University, she received national recognition for the community-based nursing programs she directed from 1996-2011 (American Hospital Association 2006 “Nova Award” and the 2008 Volunteer Hospital Association “Best in Class” Award). She was also recognized in 2010 by Wisconsin Nursing Association with a “Face of Nursing” Award.

Deborah has consulted for the Westberg Institute on various research projects since 1995 and served as the FCN Research Project Manager from 2014 – 2016. She has developed many of the WI Position Statements and the FCN Transitional Care Program, facilitating three 2-year research projects in Transitional Care. She has developed the Spiritual Care Nursing Professional Certificate for Capstone University. As a researcher, she has published several studies in Professional Journals in the specialty area of Faith Community Nursing and has created the Theoretical Model of Faith Community Nursing.

She received her BSN and MSN, with a focus in nursing education, from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Doctorate in Nursing Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has her board certification in Faith Community Nursing.