Nasrat Esbai, PhD, RN
Visiting Clinical Instructor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Esbai's research focuses on experiences of Middle Eastern women during and following myocardial infarction. In her study "Facing New Realities: Experiences of Middle Eastern Women During And Following Myocardial Infarction," Dr. Esbai investigated the experience of Middle Eastern women living in the USA who experienced cardiac symptoms that led to myocardial infarction and its aftermath. No previous studies were found to describe the unique experience of Middle Eastern women during and following myocardial infarction. This study suggested that Middle Eastern women did not understand that they were having cardiac symptoms prior to the MI and that their experiences throughout the process unfolded within the context of family relationship.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Esbai teaches Nursing 405 in the GEP program. Dr. Esbai has been teaching medical surgical nursing for many years both in the USA and abroad. She enjoys clinical as well as classroom teaching.
Service / Practice
Dr. Esbai is an active member of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (formerly, Irish Practice Nurses Association) and the American Nurses Association. She has been involved in teaching breast self-examinations to women and teaching signs and symptoms of heart attack and prevention of prostate cancer to American Middle Eastern citizens as a preventive health measure.
Dr. Esbai enjoys traveling, swimming and helping people who are in need.