Cristan Sabio, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 162
Office Phone: 815-753-1210

Courses Taught

  • NURS 318: Adult Health Nursing II (Medical-Surgical Nursing II)


  • Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • M.S.N., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • BSN, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines

Academic/Research Interests

  • Nursing Education: Barriers to nursing education, nontraditional/adult learning, teaching strategies

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Sabio, C.  (2019). Associate degree nursing students’ perceived barriers to baccalaureate nursing education and intentions to enroll in a baccalaureate-only nursing environment. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14(1), 9-14.

  • Sabio, C. (2019 [in press]). The use of the barriers to baccalaureate nursing education instrument among ADN students:  Purpose, reliability, and validity.  Journal of Nursing Measurement, 2019.

  • Sabio, C., & Petges, N. (2019).  A framework for educator storytelling:  Situation,background, assessment, recommendation, review (SBARR).  Nurse Educator, 44(4), 207-210. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000588

  • Sabio, C., & Petges, N. (2020). Understanding the barriers to BSN education among ADN students: A qualitative study. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 15(1), 45-52 [published ahead of print].

  • Petges, N., & Sabio, C. (2020). Understanding the enrollment decisions of associate degree nursing students: a qualitative study. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 15(1), 25-31 [published ahead of print].

  • Sabio, C., & Petges, N. (2019).  Barriers to baccalaureate nursing education among ADN students: a statewide survey. Conference of Associate Degree Nursing School Deans and Chairs, Heartland Community College, Normal, Illinois – Podium Presentation – September 13, 2019.

  • Sabio, C. (2019). Advancing Nurses’ Education: Breaking Down the Barriers to RN-BS Education. Developing Partnerships to Create a More Highly Educated Nursing Workforce: A Roundtable Discussion, Northern Illinois University – Podium Presentation – March 28, 2019.

  • Sabio, C. (2018). My whys: Why nursing, ICU nursing, and teaching. Student Nurses Association of Illinois 69th Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois – Invited Speaker – October 13, 2018

  • Sabio, C., & Petges, N. (2018).  Storytelling as a teaching strategy:  Leveraging stories from clinical practice to enhance student engagement and learning.  2018 AAMN Leap Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Podium Presentation – October 4-6, 2018.

  • Sabio, C., & Petges, N. (2018).  Combating “lecturalgia”:  Maintaining engagement and learning effectiveness through experiential teaching.  Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas, NV – Poster Presentation – January 2018. 

  • Sabio, C. (2017). Nursing Education: The Male Perspective. Conference for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Educators through The Illinois Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Hoffman Estates, Illinois – Podium Presentation - November 2017.

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