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Wendy Robb - Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA, US

Wendy Robb Wendy Robb

Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing, Department of Nursing | Cedar Crest College


Dean of the School of Nursing and Professor






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Dr. Robb joined Cedar Crest College in 2000 from Lehigh Valley Health Network. She was named the director of the graduate nursing program in 2008 and the department chair in 2012. She has received numerous awards for excellence in nursing, nursing education and scholarship. She has an extensive list of local and international presentations to her credit centered on complementary therapy research and nursing education.

Dr. Robb was instrumental in the initial accreditation of Cedar Crest’s master of science in nursing program and the College’s partnership with The Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

A first-generation college graduate and an advocate for higher education for nurses, Dr. Robb achieved her associate degree in nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University. Once licensed, she worked the night shift at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Shock Trauma Unit and continued classes toward a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) during the day. It took her three years to complete her BSN and another two years to earn her master of science in nursing from DeSales University. In 2006, she was accorded a doctor of philosophy in nursing from Widener University.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Health and Wellness Research Professional Training and Coaching Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (4)

Nursing Nursing Education Nursing Leadership Complementary Therapy

Education (4)

Widener University: Ph.D., Nursing

DeSales University: M.S.N., Nursing

Gwynedd Mercy University: B.S.N., Nursing

Gwynedd Mercy University: A.D.N., Nursing

Media Appearances (2)

Wendy Robb Named to Hazel and Walter May Nursing Endowed Chair

Cedar Crest College  online


Cedar Crest College has named Wendy J. Robb PhD. RN. CNE to its newly funded $1.25 million Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing. Dr. Robb is chair of Cedar Crest’s department of nursing and, until recently, was the director of the College’s graduate nursing program...

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Cedar Crest College and Reading Hospital and Medical Center offer M.S.N. Program to Reading Area Nurses

Patch  online


“The M.S.N degree opens a lot of doors for nurses,” said Wendy Robb, Chair of Cedar Crest’s Nursing Department and director of the graduate nursing program. “The degree offers more opportunities for nurses who are looking for those leadership and management positions in the field that a B.S.N. degree just cannot provide.”...

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Articles (2)

PhD, DNSc, ND: The ABCs of nursing doctoral degrees Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing


Doctorally prepared nurses are the nursing profession's voice for the future.
Currently, there is an urgent demand for these advanced nurses to move into positions of
leadership in both clinical and nonclinical settings. The purpose of this article is to ...

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Massive transfusion in trauma. AACN Advanced Critical Care


The critically injured trauma patient in severe hemorrhagic shock presents a
complex and arduous challenge to even the most experienced trauma staff. Lives are at
stake as trauma teams feverishly pour massive amounts of blood into severely injured ...

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