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Lauren Diegel-Vacek, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science


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College of Nursing


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

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Selected Publications

Diegel-Vacek, L. & Vuckovic, K. (2019).  Pharmacotherapeutic Preparation for Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Special topics issue: Scope of Practice, 15 (7), e131-e134. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2019.03.028


O’Dell, A., Diegel-Vacek, L. (2018). Nov/Dec 2018, Volume 40, Issue 6. Development of an RN Training Toolkit for Value-Based Care Models. Viewpoints, American Association of Ambulatory Nursing.

Potts, L., Murchek, A., Diegel-Vacek, L., Ryan, C. (2018). Improving Patient Flow Utilizing a Standardized Electronic Nursing Handoff Process. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48 (9), 432-436. DOI:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000645




O’Dell, A., Diegel-Vacek, L., Burt, L. & Corbridge, S. (2018). Updated GOLD Guidelines: An Evidence-Based Approach. American Journal of Nursing, 118 (9), 36–47. DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000544950.73334.58

 Vaez, K., Diegel-Vacek, L., Martyn-Nemeth, P. & Ryan, C. (2017).  Evaluating Diabetes Care for Patients with Serious Mental illness using the Chronic Care Model. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology Volume 4: 1-7 2017.  DOI: 10.1177/2333392817734206