Four Distinguished Faculty Bring Wealth of Experience, Expertise, and Passion to GW Nursing

October 5, 2023

Christine Corbett, Amanda Nicklas, Janet Radzykewycz, Vanessa Trebelhorn

From left to right: Christine Corbett, Amanda NIcklas, Janet Radzykewycz, and Vanessa Trebelhorn

Christine Corbett, Amanda Nicklas, Janet Radzykewycz, and Vanessa Trebelhorn bring experience, expertise, and passion to the GW School of Nursing, enhancing the institution's commitment to excellence in education, research, and clinical practice. Their diverse backgrounds and dedication to healthcare and nursing will undoubtedly inspire and shape the future of nursing professionals.

Christine Corbett Strengthens GW Efforts to Study Kidney Palliative Care

The GW School of Nursing is pleased to welcome Christine Corbett, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF, a distinguished Nurse Practitioner specializing in kidney palliative care, as the newly appointed assistant research professor and executive director for the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients. Dr. Corbett brings over 24 years of nephrology experience and three years of expertise in palliative care. Her doctoral research focused on shared decision-making, advance care planning, and appropriate palliative care referral for select patients with chronic kidney disease. Notably, Dr. Corbett has developed and managed the Comprehensive Conservative Kidney Care Clinic, providing crucial care options for patients opting to forego dialysis. Her efforts in advancing kidney palliative care align with the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients, underscoring her commitment to disseminating a national kidney palliative care program. Dr. Corbett will use her great experience and expertise in collaboration with Dr. Dale Lupu on the $12 million PCORI grant that she was awarded earlier this year.

Amanda Nicklas Joins GW Nursing as a Full-Time Faculty Member

GW Nursing welcomes back Amanda Nicklas, RN, MSN, CHSE, as a clinical education instructor, having previously served as an adjunct faculty member, research assistant, and assistant director of simulation. Her multifaceted contributions encompass teaching in Women's/Maternal Health, skills lab, clinical experiences, and simulation, along with involvement in research initiatives such as the PCORI-funded HIGHway project and the Moore Foundation-funded Pathways Project, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Dale Lupu. With a background spanning various healthcare settings across different regions, including Dallas, Orlando, and Washington state, Amanda's expertise has enriched both the classroom and research endeavors at GW Nursing. She is also pursuing a PhD in Translational Health Sciences from GW University, further enhancing her commitment to academic excellence.

Janet Radzykewycz Returns to GW Nursing, Providing Extensive Expertise

Janet Radzykewycz, DNP, RN, CNE, brings her extensive nursing experience, spanning 27 years, to the GW Nursing team in as a clinical assistant professor. Her diverse background includes bedside nursing roles in emergency departments, telemetry, neurology, medical/surgical, oncology, post-anesthesia care units, observation units, and short stay units. Additionally, Dr. Radzykewycz has made substantial contributions to nursing education, serving as a clinical instructor, faculty for a nurse residency program, adjunct faculty, and full-time nursing faculty. Her leadership roles encompass assistant nurse manager of an emergency department, adult and pediatric forensic nurse examiner, relief house nursing supervisor, and quality improvement specialist during hospital acquisitions. Dr. Radzykewycz's extensive experience across clinical and educational domains positions her as a valuable asset to support ABSN students in achieving their nursing goals.

Vanessa Trebelhorn Brings Occupational Health and Family Medical Expertise to GW Nursing

Vanessa Trebelhorn, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, joins GW Nursing as a clinical assistant professor of nursing in the accelerated BSN program. As a certified registered nurse practitioner, her practice spans occupational health and family medicine across multiple states, including Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Dr. Trebelhorn's clinical background includes work in emergency departments and urgent care, with a particular passion for primary prevention. Her areas of interest encompass fluid and electrolyte imbalances, chronic diseases, social determinants of health in historically marginalized populations, accessibility gaps in urban and rural communities, and sensorimotor disorders. Previously, Dr. Trebelhorn served as clinical faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, contributing to pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs. Her clinical doctorate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and extensive experience in clinical simulation environments and experiential learning make her a valuable addition to GW’s nursing faculty.