Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Regina Conway-Phillips, PhD, RN

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Department Chair

Office #:  BVM, Room 916, LSC

Phone: 773.508.2881



RN Ravenswood School of Nursing 1975
BSN Chicago State University 1986
MSN Loyola University Chicago 1994
PhD Loyola University Chicago 2011

Teaching Interests

Dr. Conway-Phillips teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing as well as the health care administration program in Parkinson.  The courses she has taught include health care management research, health care in America, introduction to professional nursing practice, concepts of professional nursing practice, nursing research for evidence based practice, leadership for nursing and advanced practicum: health systems management and infection prevention. Dr. Conway-Phillips has taught in the online programs and developed an online course for the Health Care Administration program in the Parkinson School. She has also been director of both masters and DNP students comprehensive exams and capstone project.

Courses Taught, 2019-2020

GNUR 207 Concepts of professional nursing practice

GNUR 360 Nursing Research for evidence based practice

HSM 110 Online: Health Care in America

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

Regina Conway-Phillips’ research interests are in the areas of breast cancer screening, health disparities and spirituality.  Her dissertation research focused on breast cancer screening behavior in African American women utilizing the Salutogenic Framework.  Her current research is a qualitative study of African American women who have never had breast cancer screening and explore the reasons these individuals have not adopted breast cancer screening behaviors, using the grounded theory approach.

Conway-Phillips, R. & Janusek, L. (2015). Exploring spirituality among African American women: Implications for promoting breast health behaviors. Holistic Nursing Practice, accepted for publication Fall 2016.

Smith, M. & Conway-Phillips, R. (2015). Sisters Saving Lives: Instituting a breast health protocol to address breast cancer disparities on the Southside of Chicago. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, accepted for publication for Fall 2016.

Conway-Phillips, R. & Janusek, L. (2014). Influence of sense of coherence, spirituality, social support and health perception on breast cancer screening motivation and behaviors in African American women. ABNF Journal, 25(3), 72-79.

Conway-Phillips, R. & Millon-Underwood, S. (2008).  Breast cancer screening behaviors of African American women: A comprehensive review, analysis, and critique of nursing research. ABNF Journal, 20(4), 97-101

Conway–Phillips, R. (2014). Spirituality in Nursing Practice. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 4(3), E3-E5. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Conway-Phillips is actively involved in Executive Committee, Faculty Council, HSM Program Committee and the Faculty Advisory committee –Loyola-Pulitzer Center Project.