Department Chair & Associate Professor of Nursing
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction from Illinois State University
M.S., F.N.P. from the University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S.N. from Bradley University
Diploma, Nursing from Swedish American Hospital School of Nursing
Dr. Cindy Brubaker serves as Level I Coordinator for the nursing program. She is involved in both classroom and clinical instruction, having taught undergraduate medical-surgical nursing and pharmacology. Dr. Brubaker is also a member of the graduate faculty, teaching research and guiding graduate student research. Areas of clinical experience and interest include cardiovascular medicine and critical care. Areas of research interest include online and distance learning, nursing informatics and student nurse dispositions (i.e., caring and moral judgment).
Dr. Brubaker joined the Bradley University faculty in 2000. She had prior teaching experience at Graham Hospital School of Nursing, Canton, IL. Prior clinical experiences include employment at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL, in the areas of CCU, MICU, cardiac rehabilitation, home health and occupational health. Dr. Brubaker is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National League for Nursing, Nurse Educators of Illinois and Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Brubaker is a volunteer at the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, teaching CPR, first aid, responding to emergencies and disaster nursing. She is also serving as training coordinator for Disaster Health Services. Dr. Brubaker has served on the Central Illinois Stroke Council and continues to volunteer and recruit student volunteers for the Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camps.