Catherine Albecker, MS, RN
Clinical Instructor &
Graduate College Compliance Coordinator
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Ms. Albecker's professional passions are health promotion and education in the community setting, including school, camp and home health. Her varied interests are related to lifestyle stress of inner city youth and vulnerable populations such as at risk parents. Camp health care provider competencies and diabetic management in the camp setting are also an area of interest.
Teaching / Learning
Ms. Albecker currently teaches in NUSC 385 "Clinical Concepts and Processes in Population-focused Nursing ". She has clinical with both undergraduates and GEP students. In 2010, she led two introduction to camp nursing workshops in a pilot program certified by the Association of Camp Nurses.
Service / Practice
Ms. Albecker has developed partnerships with organizations that serve at risk populations in Chicago, including Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Maryville Crisis Nursery and New Moms, Inc and Chicago Hope Academy. Under her guidance, students provide health promotion activities for these organizations.
Ms. Albecker is an active member of Association of Camp Nursing and involved with Nurses Christian Fellowship. Every summer, Ms. Albecker manages the health program at a camping community that serves inner city youth. Prior to coming to UIC College of Nursing in 2007, Ms. Albecker worked and developed many of the roles in home care for approximately 20 years. She has traveled to Ecuador and India where she interfaced with a variety of health care providers.
She enjoys teaching and learning and is committed to helping nursing students develop their professional identity. She and her husband have been community members of the UIC neighborhood for over twenty years. They are members of a local international church and have many opportunities to support students and scholars from the international community as well as the inner city community.