Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Director of CNS Track

Office #:  Building 125, Room 4535, HSD

Phone: 708.216.9553



PhD Loyola University Chicago, Niehoff School of Nursing 1999
BSN Loyola University Chicago, Niehoff School of Nursing 1986

Teaching Interests

Dr. Friend is the program director of the oncology specialty tracts in the MSN program, which prepares graduates nurses with advanced oncology expertise. She teaches classes on cancer genomics, cancer pathophysiology and disease management, and cancer supportive care and symptom management. She also coordinates the advanced practice nursing clinical course for the oncology master’s students and clinical nurse specialist students. She has also taught the teaching practicum for PhD students as well as undergraduate research. She is involved in interprofessional education, serving as a faculty for TeamStepps as well as preceptor for the interprofessional student practicum. She has advanced certification in oncology nursing and genetics and is licensed as an APN.

Courses Taught, 2015-2016

GNUR 463 Cancer Genomics
GNUR 467 Cancer Supportive Care and Symptom Management
GNUR 470 Cancer Pathophysiology and Disease Management
MSN 408   APN Clinical Practicum
GNUR 499 Interprofessional Team Practicum PRECEPTOR

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

Her clinical areas of expertise are in the field of oncology, educational preparation of advanced practice nurses, online education, and interprofessional education and practice. Dr. Friend’s main area of clinical scholarship and research interest is in the area of genetics/genomics. The implications of genomic discoveries for individuals and families will continue to expand rapidly.  Health care providers and scientists/practitioners in all relevant fields will need to become proficient and expert not only in the scientific knowledge base in order to translate and apply genomic discoveries to improve health, but also in the skill of communicating and discussing genetic/genomic results as well as the impact of such result on families and familial relationships. She has experience with educational training grants, having served as the lead faculty and project manager for the oncology training grant funded by HRSA, and as part of the project team on the Inter-professional Promoting Access to Healthcare (I-PATH ) grantHRSA (D09HP25925).

Grissom, A., & Friend, P. (2016). Multi-Gene Panel Testing for Hereditary Cancer Risk. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, manuscript accepted for publication.

Frazelle, M., & Friend, P. (2016). Optimizing the Teachable Moment for Health Promotion for Cancer Survivors and their Families. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, manuscript accepted for publication.

Damron, B., Brant, J., Belansky, H., Friend, P., Samsonow, S., &  Schaal, A. (2009). Putting Evidence Into Practice:  Prevention and Management of Bleeding in Patients with Cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 13(5): 573-83.

Friend, P., & Johnston, MP. (2009). ONS PEP Resource: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). In L.H. Eaton & J.M. Tipton (Eds.),  Putting Evidence into Practice® (PEP) Book. Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes  (pp. 71-83).  Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Hooper Friend, P., & Pruett, J. (2004). Bleeding and Thrombotic Complications. In Yarbro, Frogge, & Goodman (Eds). Cancer Symptom Management (3rd Ed.). Massachusetts:  Jones & Bartlett, pp. 233-251.

 Hooper, P.J., & Santas, E.J. (1993). Peripheral stem cell transplantation. Oncology Nursing Forum, 20, 1215-1221.

Klingemann, H.K., Schumer, M., & Hooper Friend, P. (2001). Evolving infrastructural issues in blood and marrow transplant center development.  Graft, 4 (6), 418-420.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Friend serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. She serves as abstract reviewer for the National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research, the International Conference on Cancer Nursing and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Annual conferences.  She has chaired a content expert panel for ANCC. Within the School of Nursing, Dr. Friend has served as on Faculty Council, as department chair, as well as chair of the executive committee, master’s and DNP curriculum committee, search committee and academic programs evaluation committee. She has successfully sponsored more than a dozen students for the American Cancer Society (ACS) master’s student scholarship and has served as faculty advisor for more than 60 master’s student comprehensive exam/paper. She also serves as the advisor for PhD and DNP students.