Dr. Chard has been employed at Wilkes University since 2017. She is the PhD Program Coordinator in the Passan School of Nursing. She has been an RN for over 35 years. Her primary clinical experience is in perioperative nursing and she holds certification in the specialty. Her involvement in teaching began in the role as a surgical services educator and her academic experience ranges from teaching in the classroom and online in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Her research interests are in the areas of patient safety, communication, and perioperative nursing errors and she has published and presented on these topics. Dr. Chard is a manuscript reviewer for the AORN Journal and the Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the CCI Research Foundation.
PhD - Duquesne University
MSN - Barry University School of Nursing
BSN - FIU