|Title:||Asst Professorial Lecturer|
|Office:||Warde Academic Center|
Vanessa Garcia became an adjunct clinical instructor at Saint Xavier University in 2019, transitioning to a full-time assistant professor position in 2021. Garcia has had the pleasure of teaching on-site clinicals, in-person labs and virtual simulations since 2020.
Garcia also works as a certified oncology nurse at the University of Chicago Medical Center, having started as a nurse's aide in 2013. She has a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing from Chamberlain University, completing the latter with a specialty track in nursing education.
Garcia is a strong leader, acting as a positive role model and preceptor for nursing students, staff, and patients and their family members. She has developed a strong interest in nursing education and a passion for teaching, staying up to date on new evidence-based research and living as a lifelong learner.
M.S. in Nursing, Nurse Educator
B.S. in Nursing
Areas of Specialization
- Registered Nurse (RN), Illinois Board of Nursing.
- Chemotherapy Certification, University of Chicago Medical Center.
- NURS 389: Concepts in Professional Nursing IV
- NURS 334: Clinical Practice I