Janice Unruh Davidson, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAANP
Professor, DNP Degree Program
Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson is a professor for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. An active national and international guest speaker with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Davidson has practiced in a variety of professional capacities including nursing administration, family practice, academics and informatics.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Davidson served as graduate nursing core coordinator at Walden University. Her previous experience includes academic and administrative leadership positions at Mississippi University for Women and Fort Hays State University and Bethel College, both in Kansas. Since 2006, Dr. Davidson has owned and operated consulting firms that specialize in healthcare research, informatics, statistical analysis and market research.
Dr. Davidson has received numerous awards of recognition for her industry achievements including the American Business Women’s Association’s (ABWA) Top Ten Women in Business and the ABWA Mississippi Council’s Woman of the Year. She is a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education for the National League for Nursing and in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
A nationally board certified nurse in education, administration, informatics and family practice, Dr. Davidson holds a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Denton and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Wichita State University in Kansas.
Robert H. Davis, DNP, RN
Senior Director of Online Operations
Dr. Robert H. Davis is the senior director of online operations at Chamberlain College of Nursing, bringing to the position a rich background of experience in healthcare, teaching and higher education administration.
Most recently, Dr. Davis served as assistant dean for online programs in the College of Nursing and Public Health at South University, where he oversaw the academic operations of online nursing, health sciences and public health degree programs. Prior to South University, he was dean of the Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. Additionally, he consulted and served as sub-program coordinator for the Ohio Board of Regents. He is also a certified master reviewer and certified peer reviewer for Quality Matters, an organization that specializes in quality assurance for online education.
A member of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, Sigma Theta Tau International, Ohio Nurses Association and Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA), Dr. Davis’ contributions to education and healthcare include professional presentations and industry recognitions, including the Elizabeth K. Porter Involved Nurse Award from the GCNA and the Cushing-Robb Prize from Case Western Reserve University. He is also co-editor of Distance Education in Nursing, Second Edition.
Dr. Davis earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in educational leadership, Master of Science in Nursing degree in nursing informatics and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Patricia Fedorka, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNE
Professor, DNP Degree Program
Dr. Patricia Fedorka is a professor for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Prior to joining Chamberlain, she was an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Robert Morris University and concurrently a part-time staff nurse in labor and delivery within the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh. Her previous experience includes more than 20 years as an instructor and assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
For more than two decades, Dr. Fedorka has been a member of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, for which she serves as a member of the national committee and is an editorial reviewer for its publication, Nursing for Women’s Health.
Dr. Fedorka is a certified nurse educator through the National League for Nursing and is certified in inpatient obstetrics and electronic fetal monitoring through the National Certification Corporation. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in administration and policy and a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“DNP nurses are on the front lines of designing better care, achieving improved outcomes and changing health care.” –
Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
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Chamberlain College of Nursing has a 125-year history of preparing extraordinary nursing graduates. Our roots go back to the Deaconess tradition of 19th-century Europe.