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Leah Burt, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science

Pronouns: She/Hers



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

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Dr. 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).  Dr. Burt's area of research expertise is is Nurse Practitioner education.  Specifically, she is interested in evidenced-based strategies to teach diagnostic reasoning, as well as simulation-based educational research.

Selected Grants

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Professional Funding Grant, PI

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


PhD, Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

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

State of Illinois Full Practice Authority Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

Selected Presentations

Burt., L., Park, C., Blackie, M., Yingling, S., Park, Y.S., & Kiser, B., Clark, L (2020, January).  First death: The inner journey of learners in a patient death hybrid-simulation.  Professor Rounds Abstract Poster Presentation, delivered at the 20th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2020), San Diego, CA.

Burt, L. (2018, April).  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.