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Pamela J Gampetro, PhD, APRN, CFNP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development Nursing Science


Building & Room:

844 NURS


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

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Pamela J. Gampetro earned her PhD at Loyola University Chicago. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in the pediatric population for most of her professional career. Dr. Gampetro is interested in improving patient care, and in particular pediatric care in the U.S. by creating an understanding of what aspects of an organization’s safety culture contribute to poor outcomes from the perspective of care professionals. Through such research, the positive aspects of hospitals’ safety culture can be identified and shared with the intent of building interprofessional practices that support excellence in patient care.

Selected Grants

Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing (VCAN), East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S., Primary Investigator

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Life concerns and perceptions of care in adolescents with mental health care needs: A qualitative study in a school-based health clinic, Primary Investigator

Publication Aggregators

Service to Community

  • Horsefeathers Hippotherapeutic Riding, Lake Forest, IL                                                          05/2013-present
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL                                                                                06/2014-present
  • Curriculum Committee, Loyola University Chicago, IL                                                                   2014-2016
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Run, Chicago, IL                                                                    2012
  • Deacon First Presbyterian Church, Deerfield, IL                                                                               1995-2005
  • DePaul University Zeta Sigma Chapter, Nominating Chairman, Chicago, IL                           2004-2009
  • Katrina Relief Services, Gulfport, MS                                                                                                             2005
  • Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk Zeta Sigma, Chicago, IL                                                            2005
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital, Team Building, Chicago, IL                                                                      2004
  • National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Walk, Chicago, IL                                                                         2003
  • American Cancer Society Volunteer Service, Highland Park, IL                                                             2003
  • American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Walk, Chicago, IL                                                                     2003
  • Covering Kids and Families: Children’s Health Fair, Chicago, IL                                                             2002


Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 05/2018

Dissertation Defense 01/2018

Masters of Science, Advanced Practice Nurse, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 6/2001

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL 05/1992

Licensures and Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner                                                 11/30/2021

Registered Nurse, IL RN 041-184202                                                                                                     05/31/2020

Family Nurse Practitioner, IL APN 209-004320                                                                                 05/31/2020

Advanced Practice Nurse Controlled Substance Registration                                                           05/31/2020

Controlled Substance Registration Certificate                                                                                     09/30/2020

American Heart Association Provider Basic Life Support                                                                 08/20/2020

Professional Memberships

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Illinois Nurses Association

American Association of College of Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Sigma Chapter

Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation

Midwest Nurses Research Society

American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety

Selected Presentations

Advancing Quality in Pediatrics Symposium. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL                        10/2018

Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S.

Pediatric Nurse Scientist Collaborative, Online Presentation                                                       07/2018

Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation                                                             Patient Safety Congress                                                                                                                 05/2018

Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S.

Midwest Nurses Research Society, Cleveland, OH                                                                           04/2018

Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S.

Ruth K. Palmer Symposium, Chicago, IL                                                                                            03/2018

3 Minute Dissertation Competition, Loyola University Chicago, IL                                                  02/2018

Perceptions of Pediatric Hospital Safety Culture in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016

Ruth K. Palmer Symposium, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL                                          04/2016

Secondary Data Collection for Nursing Researchers

Ruth K. Palmer Symposium, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL                                          04/2015

Quality & Safety Outcomes in Pediatric Care

National Pediatric Nurse Scientist Collaborative Fly In, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s                    Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                                                                            06/2015

Firm Rounds: Pulmonary Emboli

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                                                          11/2012

Life Concerns and Perceptions of Care in Adolescents with Mental Health Care Needs: A                      Qualitative Study in a School-Based Health Clinic

National Assembly of School Based Health Center, Albuquerque, NM                                        06/2012

Best Practices in Anticoagulation Therapy

Children’s Memorial Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds, Chicago, IL                                              05/2011

Thrombophilia Update

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                                                          01/2011

Adolescent Perceptions of Mental Health Care Needs in an Inner City School Based Health Clinic

Midwest Nursing Research Society, Kansas City, KS                                                                       04/2010

 Arthritis, High Blood Pressure: What’s the big deal?                                                                         10/2007

Oakton Community College, Emeritus Program, Skokie, IL

Diabetes Update & Healthy Eating                                                                                                         05/2006       Oakton Community College, Emeritus Program, Skokie, IL

The Feelings of Minor Patients Undergoing Medical Care                                                                 10/2005

DePaul University, Research Day, Chicago, IL                                                                                  05/2004

Nephrotic Syndrome

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                                      10/2003, 05/2004

Advance Practice Nursing Prescriptive Authority Policy

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                                                        05/2004

Inside a Children’s Hospital: Exploring a Career Pediatric Health Care

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                                                         11/2003

Immunization Update

Lake County Health Department, Waukegan, IL                                                     1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Research Currently in Progress

"Understanding the Accessibility and Feasibility of Safe Adverse Event Reporting"

"Examining the Relationship Between Safety Culture Dimensions and Outcome Dimensions:  A Comparison of the 2016 and 2018 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Datasets"