Anita Skarbek, Ph.D., RN

RN-BSN Program Director & Clinical Asst. Professor

Phone: 732-534-9417 (NJ) or 816-235-6637 (KC)



Dr. Skarbek is the RN-BSN program director and also teaches in the program. She was instrumental in having the RN-BSN program receive two major HRSA nursing workforce diversity grants totaling $1.75 million (2010) and $350,000 (2016) targeted at rural and underserved RN-BSN students. Her research focus centers on issues involving disruptive behavior in nursing practice, and how this behavior impacts the safety and quality of patient care delivery, RN recruitment and retention efforts, as well as nursing’s professional and social advancement. She loves teaching and helping students achieve their academic and career goals.