Eric Zack, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN, BMTCN
Title/s: Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty Area: Hematology/oncology, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, medical surgical nursing
Office #: Lake Shore Campus, BVM 902
CV Link: 2021 Eric Zack CV
Eric Zack is a doctoral prepared advanced practice oncology nurse specializing in hematology/peripheral stem cell transplantation. He is a full-time Assistant Professor at Loyola University -Chicago in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. He has been an oncology nurse for more than 24 years. Eric has authored numerous college textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles in many different professional organizations' publications. He has presented numerous posters and podium presentations throughout the years pertaining to his oncology research interests. He has volunteered for four years as the Director at Large for Programs and Education for the Chicago Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society (CCONS) and six years for the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) Blood and Marrow Transplantation Certification Nurse Exam Test Development Committee.
Eric Zack completed his DNP project in 2012 which was to standardize nursing practice and to help facilitate other interprofessional guidelines for the administration of hazardous drugs for the non-oncology populations (autoimmune and anti-rejection) at an urban academic medical center. The focus was to improve both patient and staff nurse safety in regards to revising policies, providing the needed education, and adjusting the practices across the entire administration process (from prescribing, to ordering, to compounding, to labeling, to delivering, to administration, to documentation, to handling, and finally to proper disposal). He learned how to review and evaluate the literature, measure and evaluate the data, and how to compare the impact to desired goals/outcomes. The desired goals were accomplished (reduced safety events, fewer nurse HD exposures, and improved patient safety) which updated the HD administration process for the non-oncology population.