Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald

Associate Professor, Nursing

Nursing research, theory and evidence-based practice, nutrition, gastroenterology, oncology, evidence-based practice in the clinical setting

Ph.D, University of Illinois
M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco
BSN, Loyola


Fitzgerald, K., McShane, A., & Lytle, J. (2014). Doherty Center funding for research project entitled Implementation of evidence-based practice in undergraduate nursing clinical practice.

Bonomi, J. & Fitzgerald, K. (2013-2015) Research project entitled Assessment of nurses evidence-based practice at a community based suburban hospital. Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora, IL.


Fitzgerald, K., McShane, A., Moore, M., & Lytle, J., (2014, September). Survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of undergraduate nursing students regarding EBP Research and Innovation Congress of Rush-Copley Medical Center, Department of Nursing, Aurora, IL.

Fitzgerald, K. A. (2015, February). Research Seminar. Participated on a panel of research experts for the Physician Assistant Studies Program, College of Health Science of Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL.

Fitzgerald, K., Lytle, J. & McShane, A. (2014, November) Use of evidence-based practice by undergraduate nursing students. Poster presentation at the 2014 Baccalaureate Education Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.


Reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Reviewer for Scientific and Academic Publishing.

Panel member for Northwestern University Biomedical Institutional Review Board.

Book reviewer for Dr. John Kotter, Kotter International – Boston, Seattle.

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