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Olga Amusina, DNP, ACNP-BC, APRN

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science


Building & Room:

717 NURS


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

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Olga Amusina is a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science. She completed her BSN, MSN and DNP at UIC. Olga is a practicing nurse practitioner in the area of critical care and pulmonary medicine. Prior to joining UIC, CON, in the Fall of 2017, Olga has been an adjunct faculty providing clinical site experiences for acute care nurse practitioner students interested in critical care medicine.  Olga is coordinating Acute Care Management course for DNP students and provides additional support for Pharmacotherapeutics course. She is also a faculty for DNP students in their clinical rotations in hospitals and specialty clinics around the Chicago land area.

Selected Publications

Leikin, J., Amusina, O.  Dexmedetomidine to treat delirium primarily caused by cannabis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2017, March; 35 (3), 524.e1 -524.e2

Amusina, O., Zell-Canter, M., Clouse, A., Leikin, J.  Dexmedetomidine as an adjunct in patients undergoing treatment for ethanol withdrawal in the critical care setting. Clinical Toxicology, 2015:50, 579-580

Notable Honors

2017, Leadership Excellence Award, NorthShore University HealthSystem

2011, Humanitarian Award, NorthShore University HealthSystem


2007 - Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago
2001 - Master of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
1996 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

Licensures and Certifications

2004-  present  - Professional Medical Staff Credentialed, NorthShore University HealthSystem

2001 - present - Advanced Practice Nurse,  Illinois, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification

2001- present - DEA

2001 - present - Illinois Controlled Substance License

1996 - present - Registered Nurse, Illinois


Professional Memberships

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American College of Chest Physicians

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty