Dawn Dubsky, PhD, RN, CCM


Dawn completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa School of Nursing. She has specialized in the profession of nursing as a travel nurse, pediatric nurse, and certified case manager. In 2008, Dawn underwent amputations to all limbs (quadruple amputee) as a result of contracting malaria in Ghana, Africa. In 2010, Dawn created a 501c3, America Against Malaria.org, to help educate children in Ghana about malaria. She became involved in the Skills for Life 4 conference in 2015 after being asked to be a presenter by her Occupational Therapist, Kristi Turner, from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dawn gave a presentation at the conference titled, “Tips and Tricks for Travel.” Dawn and Shawn Swanson Johnson met in 2015 and Shawn later asked Dawn to join the Enhancing Skills for Life non-profit organization as a board member. In 2017, Dawn graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a PhD in nursing. Dawn is dedicated by these life and educational experiences to further understand the concept of disability in the nursing profession.

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