Cibele Webb

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science

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"I am passionate about student success. I believe in individualizing the student experience by helping students discover their own unique strengths and talents, and teaching them how they can leverage their strengths to achieve learning outcomes and professional goals."

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Cibele Webb possesses a unique interdisciplinary background as a higher education professional with extensive nursing experience, and a history of accomplishments in both disciplines. As a certified nurse educator (CNE), she is an engaging lecturer, committed to incorporating research and technology into the learning experience. She is currently researching the lived experiences of women who served as the “first” and “only” in a cabinet leadership position at Christian institutions of higher education. A native of Brazil, Cibele is fluent in Portuguese and certified as a Medical Spanish interpreter.


PhDc, Azusa Pacific University

MSN Ed., University of Phoenix

BSN, Michigan State University

ASN, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Area of Expertise

Nursing Leadership

Nursing Informatics

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Emergency and Trauma Nursing

Nursing Education

Higher Education

Graduate Courses Taught

Lateral Violence and Incivility

Women in Leadership

Strengths-Based Leadership

Nursing Education and Pedagogy

Higher Education and Student Success

Diversity and Social Justice

Quality Improvement

Nursing Informatics

Courses Taught

NURS 725: Quality Effectiveness and Safety in Organizational Systems

Professional Experience

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, Assistant Professor, 2017-current

Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka, IN, Medical-Surgical Float RN, 2017-2019

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, Adjunct Professor, 2009-2019

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, BSN-Completion Coordinator, 2014-2017

Purdue University Northwest, Calumet, IN, Adjunct Professor, 2014-2015

Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso, IN, Nursing Department Chair, 2009-2012

Indiana University Health System, Laporte, IN, Nurse Educator and Emergency Department/Cath Lab RN, 2004-2010

Purdue University Northwest, Westville, IN, Adjunct Professor, 2007-2008

Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN, Emergency Department RN, 2001-2004

Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, Emergency Department RN, 2002-2003

Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw, MI, Emergency Department RN, 1999-2001

Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI, Neuro Stepdown RN/Med-Surg Telemetry RN/Mother-Baby RN, 1997-2000

Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, Medical-Surgical RN, 1996-1997

Awards and Honors

  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League for Nursing, 2018-2023
  • Doctoral Student Scholarship Recipient, National League for Nursing (NLN), 2018 NLN Education Summit, Chicago, IL
  • Leadership and Development Institute (LDI) for Emerging Leaders Recipient, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), 2016-2017
  • Carolyn Juillerat Memorial Scholarship for Servant Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, July 2016
  • Student Choice Award for Mentoring Recognition, Valparaiso University, May 2007
  • Nursing Grant Award, Bethel College, August 2006
  • Capitol Area District Nurses Association Grant, Michigan State University, March 1999
  • Dr. Rao & Joyce Kareti Nursing Scholarship, Michigan State University, April 1998
  • Anna & Clifford Whitten Recognition Award, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, May 1997

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Sigma (STTI) – Nu Omnicron chapter
  • Elected member-at-large of Nursing Research Consortium of North Central Indiana (NRC-NCI), 2018 - current
  • Member at National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Member at American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Member at Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA)
  • Member of the Association of Studies in Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Member at Alpha Chi Honor Society – APU California Gamma Chapter


Kunde, D., & Webb, C. (2019, May 30). Using Simulation Grounded in QSEN Promotes Safety and Reduces Orientation Time in Low-Volume Emergency Departments. Podium Presentation at 2019 QSEN International Forum: QSEN Rocks: Informatics Competency and Simulation to Improve Quality and Safety Education and Practice, Cleveland, OH.


Webb, C. (2019, May 30). Implementing a QSEN Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Poster Project in Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Education. Poster Presentation at 2019 QSEN International Forum: QSEN Rocks: Informatics Competency and Simulation to Improve Quality and Safety Education and Practice, Cleveland, OH.


Webb, C. (2019, April 15). First and Only: The Lived Experiences of Women in Cabinet-Level Leadership at Faith-Based Institutions. Oral presentation to Gender and Women Studies (GWS) Department.


Kunde, D., & Webb, C. (2019, February 22). Using Interprofessional Simulations Designed for Competent-to-Expert Clinicians in an Acute Care to Promote Effective Teamwork [Abstract ID # 94070]. Podium presentation at Sigma Creating Healthy Work Environments 2019 Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Webb, C., Zang, C., & Longman, K. (2018, December 10). The Lived Experiences of “Pioneer” Women in Cabinet-Level Leadership at Faith-based Institutions. Podium presentation at the 2018 NASPA Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Webb, C. (2018, May 31). Teaching Graduate Students Simulation Scenario Design Grounded in QSEN Competencies [CID# 2612]. Podium presentation at the 2018 QSEN International Forum, Bonita Springs, FL.

Webb, C. (2018, March 27). The Lens Through Which I Now See: Developing a Critical Race Consciousness. Podium presentation at the Diverse Leadership Conference, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN.

George-Williams, G., Webb, C., Guzman, C., Hill, R., Seto, K., & Acevedo, M. (2018, March 5). Auto-Ethnographic Narratives of Self-Care for Women of Color Navigating Doctoral Programs: Strategies for Retention, Success, and Advancement. Podium presentation at the Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Webb, C. (2018, January 5). Using e-portfolios as a learning tool. Presentation delivered to higher education doctoral students at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Webb, C. (2017, November 17). Fostering Student Success: Using High Impact Educational Practices in a Strengths Based RN-­BSN Course [reference ID 0973­000155]. Podium presentation at the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Baccalaureate Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Webb, C. (2017, September 22). The Human Resource Frame: An Overview of Bolman & Gallos (2011) Reframing Academic Leadership, Josey-Bass. Online presentation at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Webb, C. (2017, February 23). An overview of Herminia Ibarra’s Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, Harvard Business Review Press. Invited Lecturer: Presentation at Bethel College to Deans, Directors, and Supervisors as a part of leadership training.

Webb, C., Webb, P., D’Eramo, A., & Puckett, J. (2014). Essentials of Quality Improvement (Chapter 7). In Kelly, P., Vottero, B., & McAuliffe C. (Eds.). Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Webb, C. (2009). “Assessment of Current Clinical Practices in Clinical Nursing Education and Evaluation of Student Performance.” Poster Presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Omicron-at-large Chapter representing Bethel College, Goshen, IN. Podium presentation at Ivy Tech Community College School of Nursing Statewide Assembly, Indianapolis, IN.

Vottero, B., & Webb, C. (2008). “La Porte Hospital & Health Services Magnet Re-Designation Document.” Internal Publication at La Porte Regional Health System Intranet for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).