Professor Riblon received a degree in nursing from Truman College in Chicago where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She later earned her bachelor's degree with a focus in allied health education from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master of Education degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Professor Riblon has been a nurse for 27 years. Her experience includes in-patient cardiac critical care, triage, family practice and internal medicine in ambulatory care settings, geriatrics in residential settings, and school nursing. Her background also includes service as Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Professions at an Illinois community college, and 19 years as Department Chair of the School of Health Sciences in a private college in Chicago where she developed, managed, and taught healthcare education programs including health information technology, medical billing and coding, medical assisting, and therapeutic massage.
Professor Riblon has also developed curricula in nursing, health care administration, pharmacy technician, esthetics, surgical technology, and the medical imaging fields as well as courses focused on cultural diversity for healthcare professionals. A strong proponent of distance education and online programs, Professor Riblon earned her own master's degree entirely online through Penn State as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in distance education. Professor Riblon is currently pursuing a PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies. She joined Rosalind Franklin University as Assistant Professor in 2007.