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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Meg Gulanick, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAHA

Title/s: Professor

Office #: Building 125, Room 4527, LUHS

Phone: 708.216.9687

E-mail: mgulani@luc.edu

Research Interests

Cardiology; Primary and Secondary Prevention; Lifestyle Changes; Self-Efficacy; Exercise/Physical Activity.

Dr. Gulanick’s  areas of research include challenges in risk factor reduction and lifestyle changes in both the general and cardiac population. These findings have been presented and published both regionally and nationally.  She has received several HRSA grants for Advanced Nursing Education Programs: $895,000 for Oncology Entrepreneur Nurse Specialist (2003-06) and $517,167 for Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist Program (1996-2000).


Dr. Gulanick is the director of both the Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program and the Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. She has an extensive background in nursing practice, having worked both as a critical care nurse for 18 years and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation for 17 years. She is licensed as an advanced practice nurse in Illinois, and certified through ANCC as a clinical nurse specialist in medical-surgical nursing, and as a specialty nurse in the area of cardiac/vascular nursing.  She currently teaches at the masters and doctoral level.


Meg is active in several additional national organizations, most notably as a past member of the Board of Directors of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, on expert committees for the American Heart Association, and in the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She was a member of the ANCC Certification Board overseeing the cardiology certification exam. Dr. Gulanick was recognized for her many contributions to the nursing profession when she was elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing. She had received a prior fellowship in the American Heart Association. Most recently she was awarded fellowship from the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Gulanick is the senior editor/author for the classic book Nursing Care Plans: Nursing Diagnosis, Interventions, and Outcomes published by Mosby/Elsevier Press, now in its 8th edition. She is a dedicated reviewer for over 5 journals and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. She has moderated research sessions both nationally and internationally. She was co-chair of the A.H.A. Scientific Writing Paper on Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors (published in Circulation).



Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · LUC.edu/hsd

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