Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Award recognizes UIC Nursing faculty, alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing practice Heading link

Charles Yingling, DNP ’12, MS ’05, FNP-BC, FAANP, UIC Nursing interim associate dean for practice and community partnerships, was named the 2020 recipient of the UIC College of Nursing Judith Lloyd Storfjell Distinguished Practice Award. This award recognizes a UIC College of Nursing faculty or alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing practice.

“Through Dr. Yingling’s practice career he has impacted the health of individuals and communities locally and globally, he has enhanced the education of countless FNP students, mentored junior faculty and continually contributes to FNP scholarship locally, nationally and internationally,” wrote clinical assistant professor Karen Cotler, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, in her nominating letter.

Yingling is a family nurse practitioner who has practiced in community health since 2005. He currently leads the College of Nursing’s faculty practice, which includes a school-based wellness center at Altus Academy on Chicago’s West Side and Mile Square Health Center-Humboldt Park.

He has been a leading figure in the college’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizing fellow faculty and students who are licensed RNs to deliver clinical care through UI Health. More than 100 colleagues and students answered his call for volunteers and are now working in arenas that include remote and in-person screening for the virus.

Yingling’s practice scholarship focuses on reducing health disparities, particularly improving care for sexual and gender minority people, and he co-founded the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Diversity Special Interest Group in 2017.

As former director UIC Nursing’s FNP program, the college’s largest advanced practice program, he led a curriculum redesign to enhance distance learning and developed innovative courses.

“[Yingling] is an innovative practitioner, clinician scholar, and teacher,” wrote Colleen Corte, PhD, RN, FAAN, UIC Nursing associate professor and head of the department of health systems science, in her nominating letter.