Emily Lowder

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Nursing Science

"Nurses who want to be leaders need to go for their DNP now - most states are pushing for advanced practice nurses to have their DNP. At Saint Mary's you'll learn forward, innovative thinking, and we need that in nurses."

773-484-9671 | emily.lowder@uchospitals.edu

Emily has more than 10 years of nursing experience, and currently provides executive leadership for Comer Children’s Hospital and the Advanced Practice Nursing Services at The University of Chicago Medicine. She is a Certified Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Education

PhD, Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

BSN, Saint Mary's College

Area of Expertise

Nursing Administration

Nursing Research

Nursing Education

Graduate Courses Taught

NURS 670 - Data Analytics & Outcomes Improvement

Professional Experience

Vice-President, Comer Children’s Hospital and Advanced Practice Nursing Services, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2016-present

Executive Director of Patient Logistics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2015-2016

Director of Patient Logistics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2013-2015

Manager of Nursing Education and Professional Development, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2011-2013

Manager of Patient Care Operations, Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Units, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-2011

Staff Nurse, Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 2004-2007

Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-2009 

Awards and Honors

  • Young Executive Award, Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum, February 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Certified Nurse Executive, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member of the Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • Member of The American Organization of Nurse Executives

Invited Lectures

“Leading the Leadership Team You Inherit.” The American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting, April 2018.

"Building an Inpatient Advanced Practice Nursing Service: Keys to Success and Sustainability." University Healthcare Consortium (UHC) Annual Conference, October 2015.

"Discharge Process Reengineering to Enhance Organizational Throughput." Patient Flow Summit, Annual Conference, May 2015.

"Activation Planning: Preparing a Workforce for Expansion into a New Healthcare Facility." Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong, July 2014.

"Get Your Hands on This: Developing Hospital Educational Programs Using Tablet Technology." Association of Nursing Professional Development Annual Conference, July 2014.

"The Quality of Life of Primary Caregivers of Children with Chronic Illnesses." Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Annual Nursing Conference, October 2013.

"Training Transformation: Preparing a Workforce for a Move into a New Healthcare Facility." University Healthcare Consortium (UHC) Annual Conference, October 2013.

"There's an App for That: Bringing Nursing Education to the Bedside." American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses Annual Conference, April 2013.

"The Quality of Life of Primary Caregivers of Children with Chronic Illnesses." Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, April 2013.

"Every Second Counts: Interventions to Increase Early Defibrillation Rates." National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference, March 2013.

"The Quality of Life of Primary Caregivers of Children with Chronic Illnesses." Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference, April 2010.

Publications

With Gregory, L., and Issa, F. "There's an app for that: bringing nursing education to the bedside." Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28 (2) (2006), 191-192.