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Leah Burt, MS, APRN, ANP-BC

Teaching Associate

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science


Building & Room:

719 NURS


845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:



Leah Burt is a board certified Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.  She maintains an active clinical practice at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System's Department of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Decision Unit (Observation Medicine).  Ms. Burt joined the UIC College of Nursing as faculty in 2011 and served as coordinator for the Adult-Gerontology Primary  Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP) Program from 2016-2018.  She currently teaches in the BSN program courses.  Her area of research interest is Nurse Practitioner education;  specifically, teaching diagnostic reasoning to advanced healthcare providers.

Selected Publications

Burt, L. & Corbridge, S. (2018).  Teaching Diagnostic Reasoning: A Review of Evidenced-Based Interventions.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 15(1), 1 – 14.


Burt, L., & Corbridge, S. (2013). COPD Exacerbations: Evidence-based guidelines for assessment and management. American Journal of Nursing, 113(2):34-43.

Notable Honors

2016, Faculty Award Honoring Extraordinary Nursing Faculty, Daisy Foundation


Master of Science, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Licensures and Certifications

ANCC Board Certified Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

Selected Presentations

2018.  Diagnostic reasoning: Evidenced-based educational interventions.  Podium presentation delivered at the 44th annual conference of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Indianapolis, IN