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Lisa Potts, DNP, MSN, RN

Clinical Instructor


Dr. Lisa Potts has been an RN for the past 30+ years. The majority of Dr. Potts' clinical experience has been in the area of critical care and emergency services. Over the last 6 years, Dr. Potts has been working in leadership roles and currently works at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Operations & Nursing Systems. The department is charged with creating greater efficiency around nursing operations as well as identifying how technology and systems can improve workflow and efficiency for nursing. Specific departments overseen by Dr. Potts include: Patient placement, transfer center, supplemental staffing team, house supervisors, nurse navigators, staffing coordinators and house-wide staffing. Dr. Potts has been teaching in the online RN-BSN program for several years and enjoys the interactions, learning and communication that occurs with nurses in so many different stages of their careers.


Bachelor of Scince in Nursing from Rush University, Chicago

Master of Science in Nursing & Certificate in Administrative Nursing Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago


From Dr. Potts:

I truly have the same passion for nursing that I had 30+ years ago when I graduated from my BSN program. I love the flexibility and challenges that the profession offers in so many different areas of healthcare.