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F. Patrick Robinson


F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, FAAN


My desire to serve our profession motivates me to seek a seat on the NLN Board of Governors. Education is among our society’s most transformative experiences, and for nursing, a prime driver of quality and safety. I seek to commit my talents to expand our scope in developing and evaluating the evidence upon which our students learn, furthering our philanthropic strategy to support projects of national and global significance, and enhance the value of membership through fostering a culture of innovative professional development. Central to my commitment to NLN is its valuing of all nursing education; realizing there are many paths to the same goal. Finally, I pledge my efforts to assure that NLN continues to be a leading advocate for assuring that schools of nursing are healthy, supportive workplaces where faculty are valued for their diverse contributions and in turn are able to create rigorous and nurturing learning environments.


  • Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Orbis Education, Carmel, Indiana
    • Senior Vice President Academics
    • Vice President of Nursing Academics
    Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, Illinois
    • Dean, Curriculum & Instruction
    • Campus President
    • Professor    
    Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois
    • Chair, Department of Health Management & Risk Reduction
    • Associate Professor, Department of Health Management & Risk Reduction
    University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois
    • Executive Assistant Dean, Administration
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
    Catholic Health Partners, Chicago, Illinois
    • Director, Professional Practice and Research (system)
    • HIV/AIDS Program Director, Saint Joseph Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
    • Director, Case Management
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist, HIV Care Program  
    Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator, Wishard Memorial Hospital
    • Staff Nurse, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children


  • NLN Foundation, Advisory Council, member
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Education Summit, speaker 


  • American Academy of Nursing
    • Finance committee
    • LGBTQ expert panel member (chair-elect)
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
    • President
    • Board of directors, treasurer
    • National conference planning committee chair
    • Multiple chapter leadership positions
    HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board
    • Board of directors, treasurer
    • Board of directors, secretary
    • Test item reviewer  
    Higher Learning Commission
    • Peer review corps
    Nurses on Boards Coalition
    • Founding strategic partner (administrative leader)
    • National advisory board
    Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, Illinois
    • Executive vice chair, board of directors
    Gender & Sexuality Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Advisory board
    Power of Nursing Leadership (annual state-wide Illinois event to demonstrate nursing’s impact)
    • Host committee chair
    Clinical Virology (international journal)
    • Editorial advisory panel
    Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC)
    • Editorial board
    AIDS Pledge Walk, Chicago, Illinois
    • Board of directors, treasurer  
    Indiana University School of Nursing Alumni Association
    • Board of directors
    American Nurses Association
    • Delegate to the house, organizational affiliate representative
    Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
    • International research congress, planning committee
    • Multiple chapter leadership positions
    Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
    • Special emphasis panel on maternal-child transmission, Global AIDS Program
    Health Action AIDS (a global public policy advocacy campaign of Physicians for Human Rights)
    • Advisory panel
    Noble Street Health Sciences College Prep High School
    • Curriculum consultant and nursing advisor  
    US-Thailand Development, Partnership, Technical Assistance to Nursing Colleges in Thailand in HIV/AIDS (funded by the USAID)
    • Curriculum coordinator and faculty
    Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center
    • Clinical training advisory council


  • BSN with Distinction, Indiana University
  • MSN, Nursing Administration, Indiana University
  • PhD, Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
  • Post-Doctoral Biobehavioral Research Fellowship, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago


  • American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nursing, Association of Nurses in AIDS, American Association of Men in Nursing, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International