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The mission of the School of Nursing is the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of nursing science as a discipline, and its application to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The faculty pursues this mission through excellence in teaching as the primary focus of scholarship, and research that has the potential to enhance nursing knowledge, scientific inquiry, teaching, and health. The School maintains a commitment to serving persons with diverse talents, qualities, interests, and socioeconomic backgrounds in its educational programs and professional practice. It seeks to provide accelerated, inquiry-based education that anticipates the rapid pace of change in health promotion and illness care.

Philosophy of the School Of Nursing

Nursing is a learned profession with a distinct science and art. Students learn the practice of nursing through research and the study of diverse human and environmental patterns of health behavior as they affect individuals, families, and communities. Students incorporate scientific knowledge and the nursing process in their delivery of safe, ethical and quality care with deep regard for the differences along the dimensions of race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, religion, heritage and language.

The focus of the faculty of the School of Nursing is the education and preparation of students for leadership roles in healthcare. Education is centered on providing care for persons and communities in both health and illness while conducting scientific research to generate knowledge that strengthens these endeavors. Critical thinking is emphasized, along with an insightful examination of society, thus affording students the opportunity to apply the science and art of nursing to promote and maintain health while upholding human dignity for the betterment of the community and society.

In keeping with the Vincentian values of DePaul University, students treat all human beings equally and with respect, and by doing so, are acting in the interest of the common good. The School of Nursing faculty is committed to education that will provide the foundation for a professional career as a caregiver, educator, leader, and scholar.​​​​

Faculty

​Suling Li, PhD., FNP-BC
CNO and Director, Professor
School of Nursing
Loyola University Chicago

Kim Amer, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Elizabeth Aquino, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Illinois

Donna Badowski, DNP, RN, CNE
Assistant Director, RN to MS Program
Assistant Professor
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit

Rebecca Barron, MS, RN
Assistant Director, Master's Entry to Nursing Practice Program at Rosalind Franklin University
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northern Illinois University

Angel Butron, MSN, RN, FNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Resurrection University

​Alison DiValerio, MS, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rush University

Deborah Coleman-Givens, RN, DNP, CNS, CCRN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Governors State University

Gre Gonzales, MSN, APN, FNP-C
Simulation Educator
Olivet Nazarene University

Barbara Harris, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jennifer Jackson, MSN, ACNP-BC, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Loyola University

Margaret Kipta, DNP, RN, FNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan-Flint

Anne Kowalczyk, MS, RN-BC, CPN
Clinical Assistant Professor
DePaul University

Christina Lattner, DNP Ed., AGNP-C, ANP-BC, APRN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Olivet Nazarene University

Young-Me Lee, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Rush University

Michelle Neuman, DNP, MA, RN, PPCNP-BC
Assistant Professor
DePaul Univer

Dorothy Otremba, DNP, APN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rush University

Nome Park, MS, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
DePaul University

Raegan Quandt, DNP, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Walden University

Sheila Robbins, MSN, RN, MS, RD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Regis University

Shannon Simonovich, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
University of Washington

Roxanne Spurlark, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
Chamberlain University

Michael Stacey, MS, RN
Clinical Assistant Lecturer
DePaul University

Joseph Tariman, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
Associate Director, DNP Program
Associate Professor
University of Washington

Kashica Webber-Ritchey, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona