Degree EarnedInstitutionYear of Graduation
 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.