Dawn Drahnak, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Dawn Drahnak joined the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown faculty in 2011 as an adjunct clinical instructor and became a full-time member in 2012.

Dr. Drahnak is certified in critical care nursing and brings over 20 years of nursing experience including acute cardiac care, cardiothoracic surgery, and critical care nursing.

She continues to maintain her bedside practice in critical care, is a BLS and ACLS instructor, and serves as faculty advisor for the UPJ Red Cross Club. As a member of the Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), she is very active locally in the Greater Johnstown Chapter of AACN having served as president, treasurer-elect, and as a board member. Dr. Drahnak was inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and serves as Pitt-Johnstown's liaison for the Eta Chapter.

She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, her MSN at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her BSN at the University of Pittsburgh, and her Associate of Science in nursing at Mount Aloysius College.