Dr. Nanci Reiland

Associate Professor, Nursing


Awarded degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice, Lewis University, August 2018.

M.S.N., Lewis University, 2004
B.S.N., St. Mary’s College, 1985

DNP, Lewis University, 2019

Celebration of Scholarship:
Empowerment in the Prison Setting
Undergraduate Student Project in Nursing

Community health, community outreach breast cancer education

Committee member, Diocese of Joliet Catholic School’s Office Family Life Committee, Joliet Hospice Education Committee, American Nurse Credentialing Center Certification in Public Health Nursing – Advanced

Exceptional Service:

Appointed to the Will County Board of Health, December 2018.

Major Professional Honors:
Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellowship 2018


  • Grant from Telehealth with Motivational Interviewing: Improving Empathetic Communication Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Students, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (In collaboration with DePaul University)
  • Lasallian Research Award for “Building Trust with Uninsured Populations: Using Photovoice to Develop Interventions to Improve Health.”

Scholarly Publications:

Reiland, N. (2018). Health promotion, disease prevention, and health education. In D. Martin & P. Braida (Eds), Medical Surgical Nursing Certification, 1st ed (pp. 17-32). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Reiland, N., Fitzgerald, K., & Maragos, M. (2019). Interventions to increase primary care providers use of self-management goals. Patient Experience Journal, 6(1)

Scholarly Presentations:

Reiland, N. (2018, September). Does training in motivational interviewing increase primary care providers’ use of patient self-management goals. Poster session presented at the leadership conference of Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN.

Reiland, N. (2018 November). Enhancing nursing student civic engagement through policy watch. Poster session at the annual meeting and expo of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

Reiland, N. (2019, April). Intervention to increase primary care provider’s use of patient self-management goals. Poster session presented at the annual conference for the Beryl Institute for Patient Experience, Dallas, TX.

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