Dr. Recznik

Dr. Catherine Sullivan

Associate Professor of Nursing

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(740) 284-5823


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  • Ph.D.; Duquesne University in Pittsburgh
  • M.S.N. Master of Science in Nursing, focus; Educational Specialist. Franciscan University of Steubenville.
  • B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, biology minor. Franciscan University of Steubenville.
  • R.N. Registered Nurse. Licensed to practice in OH, WV, and PA.
  • P.H.R.N. Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, PA.
  • C.P.E.N. Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse.
  • A.W.E.P. Advanced Wilderness Expedition Provider.
  • C.E.N. Certified Emergency Nurse.
  • N.R.P. Neonatal Resuscitation Provider.
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), instructor. American Heart Association.
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), instructor. American Heart Association.
  • BLS (Basic Life Support), provider. American Heart Association.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor-Trainer, American Red Cross.
  • Awardee, Rising Star in Clinical Practice (2012). UPMC Nurses Week
  • Member, Emergency Nurse Association
  • Member, INACSL (International Nursing Association for Clinical Nursing Simulation and Learning.)
  • Senior Professional Staff Nurse, BSN. UPMC St. Margaret Emergency Department
  • Professional Staff Nurse, BSN. Wheeling Hospital Intermediate Care Unit.
  • Lecturer and planning committee member, UPMC CEN Review. UPMC Emergency Departments, Emergency Nurses Association
  • Clinical Instructor, Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Simulation lab instructor, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Select Publications
  • Recznik, C.T. (2023) Chapter 32: Metabolic Emergencies, in Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, 8th Edition. In Press, Elesevier.
  • Recznik, C.T. (2019). Hot Topics: Pediatric Triage Education. (Podium presentation) UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Recznik, C.T. (2019). Chapter 28: Endocrine Emergencies, in Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition. Elsevier. New York, NY.
  • Presented at SimPOW (2019): Recznik, C.T. Innovations in Multi-Patient Pediatric Simulation. Two hour presentation and simulation activity for approximately 35 faculty and simulation educators from nursing schools in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
  • Recznik, C.T., Simko, L., Travers, D., & Devido, J. (2019). Pediatric Triage Education for the General Emergency Nurse: A Randomized Crossover Trial Comparing Simulation with Paper-Case Studies. Journal of Emergency Nursing, Jul;45(4):394-402. doi 10.1016/j.jen.2019.01.009
  • C.T. Recznik Public Final Defense (2018): Comparison of Two Methods of Pediatric Triage Education. Duquesne University. Committee members: L. Simko, D. Travers, J. Devido.
  • Recznik, C.T. & Simko, L. (2018). Pediatric triage education: An integrative literature review. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2018 Nov;44(6):605-613.e9. doi 10.1016/j.jen.2018.01.003
  • Co-presenter at SimPOW: Antinone, R. & Recznik, C.T. (2018). Enhancing your program with simulation. Presented February 24, 2018, at the SimPOW meeting hosted at Franciscan University.
  • Co-presenter at SimPOW: Antinone, R., Donnelly, K., Linn, N., Loot, B., & Recznik, C.T. (2018). Running sim on a shoestring: Innovations in simulation on a limited budget. Presented February 24, 2018, at the SimPOW meeting hosted at Franciscan University.
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