RN-BSN Program Director

205 Donnelly Center
319-363-1323 ext. 1501

RN Allen College of Nursing
BSN Mount Mercy University
MSN Mount Mercy University

Candace Chihak instructs RN to BSN coursework. Public and community health are her main interests.

Prior to Mount Mercy, Chihak worked at the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) in the Maternal Health Program and has served as a childcare nurse consultant. Chihak has been a nurse for 24 years; serving at Mercy Medical Center, Allen Hospital, Hallmark Care Center and the Anamosa Care Center.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and serves as the Vice President of Kappa Xi—the Mount Mercy University Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. She is a member of the Linn County Immunization Coalition, the Iowa Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association and the American/Iowa Public Health Association.

In her spare time, Chihak works toward obtaining an Ed.D. She also enjoys attending her five children's activities and volunteering for HACAP in their early childhood program, Paces to Quality.