Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, APN, ACNP
Director, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Corbridge's research experience is primarily in the clinical area in critical care and pulmonary diseases. Her doctoral dissertation research focused on cigarette smoke reward in an adolescent animal model. She is currently conducting educational research primarily focused on the use of simulation in nurse practitioner education. She also acts as a consultant for nursing research.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Corbridge is the Director of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs. She is the coordinator for the clinical courses for both programs and for faculty in the advanced health assessment course. Dr. Corbridge lectures on respiratory and critical care topics. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and she lectures nationally and internationally, especially on respiratory and critical care topics.
Service / Practice
Dr. Corbridge has been an active participant of the Nursing Assembly of the American Lung Association, the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, and American Thoracic Society. She is active on the national asthma workshop planning committee. She is currently on the National Board of Directors for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly the Y-Me Organization). She works with the section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.
Current Research Projects:
- The Use of Simulation for Teaching Health Assessment Skills to Nurse Practitioner Students
- The Effect of Simulation on Knowledge and Confidence of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students
- Comparison of a Simulated Session versus an Online Module for Teaching Principles of Mechanical Ventilation to Nurse Practitioner Students