Kathryn Julia VanderZwan, MS, APN/CNP
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Ms. VanderZwan’s prior graduate research focused on fatigue as a symptom of a myocardial infarction. She is now interested in further studying the role of simulation in nursing education, particularly with new graduates entering the work force. She will also be collaborating on a multicenter research study based in Ontario, Canada, regarding the use of blogging and Twitter to promote participation and knowledge acquisition among undergraduate nursing students.
Teaching / Learning
Ms. VanderZwan is a clinical instructor for both undergraduate and GEP students. She also assists Dr. Berger with the undergraduate Evidence Based Practice course (NURS 322) and the GEP Comprehensive Health Assessment course (NURS 532).
Service / Practice
Ms. VanderZwan began her nursing career as a Staff Nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2003. After obtaining her MS from UIC in 2006, she has practiced as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Orthopedic Spine, Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Hospital Medicine, and Cardiology in IL, IA, and WI.
Ms. VanderZwan is very happy to be back in the Chicagoland area-FOR GOOD! She enjoys yoga, photography, crafts/sewing, travel, dining and spending time with her family. She lives in Evanston with her husband and son Liam.