Linda Paskiewicz

Marjorie Neuhoff Endowed Professor, Department of Nursing Science

Linda Paskiewicz

"We are confident that the curriculum for the Post-BSN to DNP is cutting edge. Our addition of an interprofessional emphasis in innovation through courses in social entrepreneurship and data analytics for healthcare are timely given the need for data-driven change in healthcare practices and systems to improve the well being of all people. We also recognize that the complexity of our society has created increasing levels of psychological and physiologic stress and in response have included course and clinical work in the mental health course within our FNP program. It is an exciting time for nurses to move to higher levels of education and we are so pleased to be a part of the national movement for excellence in the profession."

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With decades of clinical experience as a midwife and nurse, Linda Paskiewicz transitioned into administration and finally to educating the nurses of the future. Bringing her extensive committee experience and years as an administrator and faculty in higher education, and as Director of the Department of Nursing, Paskiewicz was an integral force behind Saint Mary's Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. 


PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
MS, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
BSN, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Area of Expertise

Certification in nurse midwifery
Women, children, and family health
Urban health
Health systems management

Research Interests

Perinatal obstetrics and gynecology
Maternal child nursing
Obese women and gynecologic care
Early mothering–preparation, experience, loss

Graduate Courses Taught

NURS 612: Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and the Business of Healthcare

NURS 718: Resource and Practice Management

Professional Experience

Saint Mary’s College, Marjorie Neuhoff Endowed Professor (2011) and Director, Department of Nursing, 2009–present 

Loyola University Chicago, Director of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, 2006–2009 

Loyola University Chicago, Associate Dean of Faculty, 2003–2006

Loyola University Chicago, Chairperson, Department of Primary Care, Health Promotion, Health Systems Management, and Dietetics, 2000–2003

Loyola University Chicago, Chairperson, Department of Maternal Child Nursing, 1998–2000

Awards and Honors

  • Serve as an appointed to Board of Directors, Holy Cross Village, 2012–present
  • Marjorie Neuhoff Endowed Chair in Nursing, Saint Mary’s College Department of Nursing, 2011
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, 2001
  • Perinatal Service Award, Perinatal Association of Illinois, 1995 

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Indiana Center for Nursing
  • ​Indiana Deans/Directors Association
  • National Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Northern Indiana Research Consortium
  • ​Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Beta Chapter

Professional Nursing Experience

Nurse Midwife, Edward Medical Group, Naperville, IL, 1998–2003

Nurse Midwife, Mid-America Health Partners, Naperville, IL, 1996–1998

Loyola Perinatal Network Administrator, Loyola University Medical Center, 1994–1996


Juretschke, LJ, Penckofer, S, Paskiewicz L, Velsor-friedrich, B. "Predictors of parent satisfaction with neonatal nurse practitioners."  Advances in Neonatal Care, 8, no. 2, (2008):133.

Paskiewicz, L.S. "Clinical practice: A link between research and patient outcomes."  Chart, Journal of Illinois Nursing, 103, (July 2006):10.