Dr. Robin Chard is the Ph.D. program coordinator and serves in the role of faculty in the Ph.D. program at Wilkes University. She has been a nurse for more than 35 years, with her primary clinical experience in perioperative nursing. Her research interests are in the areas of patient safety, communication and perioperative nursing errors; 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.
Dr. Chard received her Ph.D. from Duquesne University, earned her M.S.N. from Barry University School of Nursing and completed her B.S.N. from Florida International University. She is credentialed as a Certified Perioperative Nurse (C.N.O.R.).