Speaker Profile

Professor Rick Zoucha, United States


Professor and Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Programs, Duquesne University, School of Nursing

Dr. Rick Zoucha is Professor and Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Programs at Duquesne University School of Nursing. He started his nursing career as a LVN in 1980, went on to earn an associate degree in nursing in 1982 from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, then earned a BSN from The University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio in 1984 and a MS in Psychiatric Mental health nursing in 1987. He earned his PhD in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago in 1997. Dr. Zoucha is a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified, a Certified Transcultural Nurse-Advanced, a Fellow in the Transcultural Nursing Society Scholars and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. His research interests include understanding various cultural care phenomena through the use of qualitative methods (Ethnonursing, Focused Ethnography and Phenomenology) related to health and wellbeing in the Nicaraguan, Mexican American, Mexican, African American/Black and African refugee and immigrant communities. 

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