Dana Zaichkin, MHA, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Dana Zaichkin - Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Status:On Sabbatical

  • Professional
  • Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, 2013
  • M.H.A., University of Washington, 1991
  • M.N., University of Washington
  • B.S.N., Pacific Lutheran University, 1980

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Community Health

Biography

I am a Pacific Northwest “native”, have had PLU as part of my life (and that of my family) for many years, and have enjoyed the privilege of over 40 years in the profession of nursing, including the honor of guiding new nurses into this profession I love.  My practice history includes adult critical care/transplantation, home health, ambulatory/primary care, public/community health, geriatrics, and have held variety of healthcare administrative/leadership roles across these practice settings.  I am intrigued by the nuances of health finance, economics, and public policy, with particular interest in population health and the potential for value-based programs to truly help “move the needle” on health.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Master of Health Administration, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Master of Nursing, Nursing Administration Concentration, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Teaching Areas

Graduate: Resource Management (Healthcare Finance), Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Pre-Licensure: Fundamentals / Nursing Competencies (Class, Lab, Clinical), Capstone / Synthesis

Scholarly Interests

Mixed-Methods Research, Population Health, Healthcare Finance, Policy, Value-based Programs

Current Practice

On Sabbatical leave from PLU for academic year 2020-2021. Currently collaborating with colleagues at the University of Washington in the Public Health Activities & Services Tracking (PHAST) initiative to establish a uniform means for tracking, reporting, and benchmarking financial data for local and state public health departments.

Grants

2018: Benson-Starkovich Faculty Development Grant (via PLU Office of Provost & Faculty Affairs Committee). Travel, registration, and participation in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference and Faculty Leadership Network, New Orleans, LA. November 15-17, 2018.

Publications

2021 (In Process): Heitkemper E., Schultz M., Zaichkin D., Barnett C., Backonja U., Seok, M., Bekemeier B.  Characterizing Data Dashboard Resources, Barriers, and Use in Local Health Departments.  American Journal of Public Health.  In preparation with submission expected in January 2021.

2021 (In Process): Heitkemper E., Schultz M., Zaichkin D., Backonja U., Seok, M., Bekemeier B.  Data Visualization of Public Health Financial Data among Local Health Departments.  Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.  In preparation with submission expected in February 2021.

2018:  (Textbook Chapter) Zaichkin, D.L. (2019). Finance principles for nurse leaders. In C.R. King, S.O. Gerard, & C.G Rapp (Eds.) Essential knowledge for CNL and APRN Nurse Leaders (pp. 197-216). New York, Springer.

2018:  (Textbook Chapter). Zaichkin, D.L. (2019). Budgeting principles for nurse leaders. In C.R. King, S.O. Gerard, & C.G Rapp (Eds.) Essential knowledge for CNL and APRN Nurse Leaders (pp. 217-243). New York, Springer.

Presentations

4/17/2021: (Accepted for Podium Presentation) Zaichkin, D., Heitkemper, E., Schultz M., Bekemeier B. “Conducting Qualitative Study with Remote Synchronous Focus Groups: Lessons Learned.” Accepted Presentation at Western Institute of Nursing Conference, April 2021, Virtual

2/24-25/2021: (Accepted for Poster Presentation) Heitkemper, E., Schultz M., Zaichkin D., Barnett C., Backonja U., Seok, M., Bekemeier B. “Characterizing Data Dashboard Resources, Barriers, and Use in Local Health Departments.” Presentation under review at Southern Nursing Research Society 35th Annual Conference, February 2021, Virtual

11/21/2019: (Abstract and Podium Presentation) Zaichkin, D. & Maneval, R. “Preparing Baccalaureate Graduates for Practice at the Interface of Population Health and Value-Based Programs”. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Education Conference, Orlando, FL, November 21-23, 2019

9/27/2019: (Abstract and Poster Presentation) Maneval,R, Zaichkin, D, & Slade, J “Promoting Teaching Excellence through New Faculty Mentorship”. National League for Nursing, 2019 Education Summit, National Harbor MD, September 26-28, 2019

11/16/2017: (Abstract and poster presentation) Maneval, R, Pepin, C, & Zaichkin, D “Liberal education and the discipline: Toward achieving academic and practice success” Poster Presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Education Conference, Atlanta Georgia, November 16, 2017