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Rebecca Piasecki: Doctoral Nursing Students

Rebecca Piasecki, BSN, RN

PhD Candidate
Rebecca Piasecki
Advisor(s): Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN


Prior to obtaining her BSN from the University of Michigan, Rebecca completed her BS in Human Biology at Michigan State University. Since graduating with her BSN, Rebecca practiced as a critical care nurse in Michigan in both emergency departments and intensive care units. Her doctoral program of research focuses on acute deterioration symptoms and outcomes among patients receiving care from rapid response teams in acute care settings.

Dissertation Focus

Rapid response systems, symptom science and symptom clusters, cardiac arrest and resuscitation care

Major Achievement(s)

  • Nurse Faculty for the Future Fellowship, 2018-2019

  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Health Research, 2016-2018 (NIH/NINR T32NR012704)