William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN

Title/s:  Instructor;
Director of Nursing and Healthcare Administration MSN Track

Specialty Area: Leadership, patient engagement, perioperative care

Office #:  Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-4507

Phone: 708.216.9274

Email: wduffy@luc.edu

CV Link: 2021 William Duffy CV


William J Duffy RN MJ (Health Law) CNOR FAAN is the Program Director for the Nursing and Healthcare Administration MSN at Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University of Chicago.

Mr. Duffy received his BSN from Loyola University (Chicago) and his Masters of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola’s School of Law.

Bill’s background is in perioperative nursing. He spent the majority of his nursing career in the operating room serving as a staff nurse, manager, director and vice president of perioperative services. Mr. Duffy achieved his certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR) in 1988 and has been active in his professional association. Bill is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Mr. Duffy is a Past President of AORN (2004-2005). During his tenure he led the association’s initiative for National Time Out Day to eliminate wrong site surgery. He has spoken nationally and internationally on health law and leadership topics in addition to being an accomplished author. He has had his research on the Impact of Point of Care Documentation with an Electronic Medical Record on the Nurse Patient Interaction in Nursing Administration Quarterly. Bill has been interviewed by the Associated Press, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, NPR radio, Fox National News and CBS’s The Early Show.

Bill is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing a recognition achieved by less than 1 percent of the nursing population. In 2010, Mr. Duffy was awarded AORN's highest honor the Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing and he was recognized in 2006 by the Nursing Spectrum’s with the Award for Excellence in Advancing the Profession, He also received AORN's Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Management Award and Loyola University’s School of Nursing 2010 Distinguished Alumnae Award.

Bill is a lifelong Chicagoan where he lives with his wife, Chic, and their three daughters. One of whom he is proud to say is now a nurse practitioner.

Research Interests

Nursing leadership

Selected Publications

Link to select publications