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Catherine Mbewe

CUNY Graduate Center PhD
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Biography

Catherine Mbewe is a Professor in the Bronx Community College (BCC) School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Program in New York City. Within the program, she is involved in all levels of student education (didactic, hospital clinical rotations, practice labs etc.) to prepare students for graduation. BCC specifically aims to educate students from under privileged areas with cultural, financial and personal constraints. In an effort to meet some of these diverse student needs, Prof. Mbewe incorporated multicultural pedagogy. As a registered nurse, she has an extensive background in critical care nursing and medical-surgical nursing with a focus on neurological nursing. Ms. Mbewe is obtaining a PhD in Nursing to garner the skills necessary to become a nurse scientist/educator. Overwhelmed by the health disparity divide in developing countries, her study will examine the factors that place Zambian women at risk for cervical cancer and their health promotion behavior patterns in relation to screening and treatment. One goal of the study would be to identify culturally appropriate nursing interventions to address cervical cancer management and treatment in Zambian women. As an educator, she plans to mentor and lead the next generation of nurses and to motivate policy changes that will impact disparities in health in the United States and abroad.. Professor Mbewe received her MS from Lehman College and her BSN from City College, both in New York City. She lives in New York City. She is a native of Zambia, Central Africa and has lived in the United since 1985.

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Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Cancer: I am interested in Identifying factors that place Zambian women at risk for cervical cancer and their health promotion behavior patterns in relation to screening and treatment.
Dissertation: One goal of the study would be to identify culturally appropriate nursing interventions to address cervical cancer management and treatment in Zambian women. Data, would be utilized to help prevent cervical cancer and foster positive patient outcomes.