Jill Walsh, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, CNE
Dr. Jill Walsh is an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 35 years of clinical and academic experience to the position.
Previously, Dr. Walsh was the practice manager of accreditation at the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In this role, she served as the lead nurse planner and managed unit operations to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and quality of professional development programs. Dr. Walsh previously worked at the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) as the chief nursing officer. In this role, she provided leadership and oversight for the ENA’s Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research and Departments of Education Development and Delivery. She began her career as an emergency department staff nurse at Muhlenberg Hospital and has since held leadership positions in emergency care and nursing education, including director of nursing education and quality at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. She has experience leading organizational culture change initiatives, including the magnet journey at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and many years of teaching experience.
Dr. Walsh is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and has been published in Journal of Emergency Nursing, Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and Emergency Medical Services. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association, American Nurses Association, Association Forum and Emergency Nurses Association.
Dr. Walsh earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an emergency nursing specialization from Rush University and a DNP degree from Rush University. She also holds a graduate certificate in managed care from Benedictine University and is certified as an emergency nurse.