Dr. Robin Weaver

Assistant Professor, Global Online RN-BSN Program Coordinator

Department of Nursing and Health Sciences


Dr. Weaver has over eight years' experience in nursing education administration as director of a diploma school of nursing in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area. Also, she has five years' experience in nursing administration as a district manager for a home care agency in the Butler, Pa., area. Additionally, she has experience as a staff nurse in medical-surgical, telemetry, critical care, post anesthesia recovery, and home care hospice nursing. 

Dr. Weaver has over 10 years' experience teaching in undergraduate nursing.  She developed, implemented, and taught in a simulation program for a diploma RN program.

Dr. Weaver authored and administered several grants totaling $220,000 to support the initial and on-going development of the simulation program. In addition, she authored a grant to secure $400,000 to support a Neighborhood Revitalization Program for a Pittsburgh Area Community Hospital prior to joining the California University team. Dr. Weaver joined California U in January 2015 as an assistant professor in teaching in the RN-BSN and RN-MSN programs.  

Professional Affiliations

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Eastern Nurses Research Society
  • Pennsylvania League of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Faculty Sponsor representing CALU
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning


  • Dissertation: "The impact of structured debriefing, following simulation, on BSN student development of clinical reasoning and clinical judgment skills." 
  • MSN thesis: "Caring Behaviors of Hospice Nurses." 

Research Interests

  • Concept based teaching, Use of Simulation/virtual simulation to facilitate learning, Collaborative Teaching, and Reflective thinking.
  • AD Criminal Justice Community College Beaver County, Monaca, Pa.
  • ADN Community College Beaver County, Monaca, Pa.
  • BSN, MSN and PhD from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Basic Business Certificate, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Email: weaver_r@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4130

Office: Morgan Hall Room 338B