Janice Tazbir

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Janice Tazbir

Janice E Tazbir, RN, MS, CS, CCRN

Professor of Nursing
CLO 384

Email: tazbir@purduecal.edu


MS, Purdue University Calumet (1996)
BS, Purdue University Calumet (1993)
AS, Purdue University Calumet (1985)

Professional Affiliations

  • 1997 – Present:  National League for Nursing
  • 2004 – Present:  National Association for Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • 1993 – Present:  American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 1993 – Present:  American Association of Neuroscience Nursing
  • 1995 – Present:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Mu Omega Chapter, Secretary 2000 – 2002
  • 1988 – 1993:      Illinois Nurses Association
  • 2008 – Present: Society of Innovators

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Registered Nurse – State of IN
  • Registered Nurse – State of IL
  • 2010 – Quality Matters Distance Learning Certified
  • 2009 – Certified by Indiana Center for Evidence Based Practice as a Research Associate
  • 2007 – Certified Experiential Educator National Society of Experiential Education
  • 1995 – Present – American Association of Critical Care Adult Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification (CCRN)


  • 2007 – Inducted as Lifetime Member of the Society of Innovators, for Teaching Innovation, Gary, Indiana
  • 2006 – Teaching Excellence Award, Purdue University Calumet
  • 1999 – Mentor Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega Chapter
  • 1995 – Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Mu Omega Chapter

Scholarship/Research Interests

Current scholarship/research: 
Sepsis, Leadership and Management in Nursing

Previous scholarship/research:
Sepsis, Collective Bargaining

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

  • NUR 39200:  Adult Nursing 2
  • NUR 41500:  Pathophysiology
  • NUR 49800:  Captstone
  • HESI Exam Coordinator and Remediation

Selected Publications

*Tazbir, J. (2010). Clinical Companion to Accompany Contemporary Medical Surgical Nursing (2st Edition). Clifton Park, NJ: Delmar Learning.

*Tazbir, J. & Keresztes, P. (2008). Medical Surgical Atlas (1st Edition). Clifton Park, NJ: Delmar Learning.

*Tazbir, J. (2007). Clinical Companion to Accompany Contemporary Medical Surgical Nursing (1st Edition). Clifton Park, NJ: Delmar Learning.

*Keresztes, P., & *Tazbir, J. (2005). CSF drainage after thoracic aneurysm repair.  Program and Proceedings, National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition.

*Keresztes, P., & Tazbir, J. (2005). The PFA-100: Analysis and interpretation of a platelet function measurement. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20, 405-407.

*Tazbir, J. (2011, September). Why does sepsis kill? A closer look at infections turned deadly. Friday University Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

*Tazbir, J., Dorman, J. (2011, January). Transition to U.S. healthcare, teaching students educated outside the U.S.. 23rd Annual Conference for Teachers of Nursing Practice, Interactive Learning: Creating Engagement and Accountability January 11, 2011 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

*Tazbir, J. (2011, October). Using HESI exams, our experience.  Hesi  User Conference,  Oakbrook, IL

*Tazbir, J. (2009, September). Sepsis: Early recognition and treatment in the medical surgical setting. In the 10th American Medical Surgical Nurses Convention, Washington, DC.