Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

P. Ann Solari-Twadell, PhD, RN, MPA, FAAN

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  BVM, Room 917, LSC

Phone: 773.508.2909



BSN Loyola University of Chicago 1968
MPA Roosevelt University 1981
MSN Loyola University of Chicago 1994
PhD Loyola University of Chicago 2002

Teaching Interests

Community Health, Spiritual Care, Issues and Trends in Nursing, Addiction, Nursing Leadership, Faith Community Nursing, Nursing Theory and Research.

Courses Taught, 2015-2016

GNUR 325   Selected Topics: Introduction to Spiritual Care
GNUR 327   Introduction to Spiritual Care: Online  RN-BSN
GNUR 207   Individual Family and Community Health
CMAN 380L Community Health Clinical

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

Solari-Twadell, P.A. (2016)Ethical decision making and moral choices. In Roux, G. & Halstead, J.A. (Eds).Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow 2nd Ed. Jones and Bartlett, Boston.

Brandy, J., Penckofer, S., Solari-Twadell, P.A. & Velsor Friedrick, B.  Factors Predictive of Depression in Freshmen College Students. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 02/2015; 53(2):38-44. DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20150126-03

Roux, G.M.,  Solari-Twadell. P.A., and, Ackers, S. (2015). Community interventions for survivors and their families. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 19(3), 63-69.

Kub, J. & Solari-Twadell, P. A. (2013). Religiosity/Spirituality and substance use in adolescence as related to positive development: A literature review. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(4).

Solari-Twadell, P.A., Ridosh, M., Brittain, S. & Hanson, G. (2013). Blogging: A tool for  reflective learning in nursing education. In L. Caputi (Ed.), Innovations in Nursing: Building the Future of Nursing. Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.

Solari-Twadell, A. (2010).The first experience of service in Lourdes for nursing students from Loyola University (Chicago-USA).Fons Vitae: Bulletin of the Medical Bureau of Lourdes. pp.17-18.                                                                                

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Academy of Nursing 2003-Present
Public Relations Committee
American Nurses Association 1979-Present
Task Force on Substance
Illinois Nurses Association 1985-1992
Peer Assistance Network for Nurses
Peer Assistance Network for Nurses
International Nurses Society on Addictions 1978-Present Member  
International Studies Association 2015-Present    
Midwest Nursing  2001-Present Member  
Research Society 2014-Present
Grant Committee
Student Poster Award Selection Committee
Sigma Theta Tau 2003-2007
Vice President
First Vice President
Alphas Beta Chapter, Loyola University Chicago
Zeta Beta Chapter, Elmhurst College
Sigma Theta Tau International 2002-Present
Media Guide to Health Care Experts, Resource on Parish Nursing

Community Service

Resurrection College Prep 2014-Present Committee Member Catholic Identity
 Maine Community youth Assistance Foundation  2016-Present Board Member  


HRSA Grant-NPATH: Primary Care Community Health Scholar Program and Primary Care Summer Fellowship.