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Candace Chihak

Department Chair/Associate Professor

Department: Department of Nursing
Email: candace.chihak@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan Hall 258


  • RN, Allen Hospital School of nursing
  • BSN, Mount Mercy University
  • MSN emphasis in Health Advocacy, Mount Mercy University
  • EdD in Educational Leadership, University of Northern Iowa


Dr. Candace Chihak comes to BCU from Mt. Mercy University as an assistant professor and program director. Working as a nurse for 30 years in a variety of settings including operating rooms, post-surgical care, long-term care and public health.

She is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention. Her favorite research area is incivility.