Director of RN-BSN Track and Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Cita joined the faculty in 2013. She is completing her BSN/MSN in nursing education from Walden University. She holds a bachelor of science in health arts from the College of St. Francis (1993) and a diploma in nursing from Saint Luke’s Nursing School (1985).
She worked at Menorah Medical Center as a staff nurse in surgical/oncology and the intensive care unit. She was also a preceptor and interim manager of the Intensive Care Unit. Before coming to the College, she was at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital as a staff nurse in the operating room where she gained experience as a scheduling manager, quality data specialist, director of the extended care unit, clinical consultant, and educator.
The Kansas City Nursing News, the American Journal of Nursing, Nursing 2010 have all published articles by her. She was an examiner in 2003 for the Missouri Quality Award. She received the IJ Mnookin Critical Care Award in 1993 and was nominated for the Kansas Heart of Healthcare Award in 1995 and 1999, and for the Tribute to Missouri Nurses Award in 1995.
She is a member of the American Nurses Association/Missouri Nurses Association, the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, the Association of Operating room Nurses, and is past chair of our College Alumni Scholarship Committee. Cita also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Rose Brooks Center, a women’s and children’s emergency shelter located in Kansas City, Missouri.