Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN

Title/s: Dean and Professor

Office #: Building 125, Room 4509, HSD and BVM, Room1001, LSC

Phone: 708.216.5448 and 773.508.3275

E-mail: vkeough@luc.edu


1998 — PhD, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
1991 — MSN, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
1981 — BSN (with honors), St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL
1976 — RN Diploma (with honors), Augustana Hospital, School of Nursing, Chicago, IL

Research Interests

Trauma recidivism, Brief Alcohol Intervention, Nurse Burnout, Nurse Attrition, Advanced Practice Nursing, Emergency Nursing


Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2012)
Inducted as Fellow in the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (2011)
Service Recognition: Illinois ENA Chair, EPB Committee and Advanced Practice Program Advisor (2008)
President’s Volunteer Service Award, Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT) (2008)
National ENA Frank L. Cole Nurse Practitioner Award (2007)

Selected Publications


Perhats, Cydne, Keough, Vicki A., Fogarty, Jeanne, Hughes, Nancy L., Kappelman, Carol J., Scott, Mary, Moretz, Jason. (2012) Non-Violence-Related Workplace Injuries Among Emergency Nurses in the United States: Implications for Improving Safe Practice, Safe Care, Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38 (6), 541-548.

Keough, Vicki A., Stevenson, Autumn, Martinovich, Zoran, Young, Robert, Tanabe, Paula, (2011) Nurse Practitioner Certification and Practice Settings: Implication for Education and Practice, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43 (2), 195-202.

Keough, Vicki, A., Tanabe, Paula, (2011) Survey Research: An Effective Design for Conducting Nursing Research, Journal of Nursing Regulation, 1 (4), 37-44.

Keough, Vicki A., Jennrich, Judith, A., (2009) Including a Screening and Brief Alcohol Intervention Program in the Care of the Obstetric Patient, Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), 38, 715-722.

Bacidore, V., Chaput, C., Keough, V., Warren, N., (2009) A Collaborative Framework for Managing Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). 38, 730-738.

Lefaiver, C., Keough, V., Letizia, M., & Lanuza, D.  (2009).  Caregiver Quality of Life While Caring for a Lung Transplant Candidate. Progress in Transplantation, 19.

Lefaiver C.A., Keough V., Letizia M., & Lanuza, D.M.  (2007). Using the Roy Adaptation Model to explore the dynamics of quality of life and the relationship between lung transplant candidates and their caregivers. Advances in Nursing Science. 30(3):266-74, Jul-Sep.

Bednar, S., Atwater, A., & Keough, V.  (2007). Educational preparation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  An exploratory review.  Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 29(2), 158-171.

Keough, V.  (2007). Can Emergency practitioners effectively administer brief interventions for patients with harmful alcohol habits? Advanced Journal of Emergency Nursing. 29 (3), 226-233.

Keough, V.  (2007). Preparing for a Pandemic.  The Illinois Nurse.  Feb, March, April.


Keough, V.  (2010).  Evidence Based Outcomes.  In Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice, 6th Ed. Emergency Nurses Association. 

Keough, V. (2009).  Evidence-Based Practice. In: ENA, Sheehy's Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice (6th Ed).  Boston: Mosby Elsivier.