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Sandra L. Salloway, DNP, MS, RN


Dr. Sandra Salloway earned her associate's degree in nursing from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She worked in intensive care for several years and then as a psychiatric nurse while completing her BSN at Loyola University of Chicago. During which time she became interested in the area of community mental health. She completed her MS in Community Mental Health Nursing at Northern Illinois University. From 1981 until 1990, she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing at Northwestern University while maintaining clinical affiliations in community health at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. She worked primarily with the older adult population in community settings and completed her Doctorate of Nursing in Gerontology at Rush University. Her clinical and research areas of interest included the psychosocial needs and support systems for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease. More recently, she is involved in topics related to interprofessional education and the needs of online education students. As an educator, Dr. Salloway has taught in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Northwestern University and since 1990 at Rosalind Franklin University. She has taught community health, leadership, wellness, healthcare policy, education and research courses for the departments of nursing, healthcare management and nutrition at Rosalind Franklin University. She has worked as a consultant to several community health agencies in the areas of epidemiology, mental health care worker education, infection control and preparation for accreditation. She was the Chair of the Department of Nursing from 1992-2001. In 2002 she was promoted to Associate Dean of Student Services for the College of Health Professions. Dr. Salloway has received a certificate from the State University of West Georgia and has become involved in the further development of the distance education programs and services at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.