Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN

Title/s:  Associate Professor;
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Assistant Dean for PhD in Nursing Program; Assistant Dean of Graduate Clinical Programs

Specialty Area: Nursing surveillance and vigilance, instrument development and testing, grounded theory methods

Office #:  Lake Shore Campus, BVM Room 1002

Phone: 773.508.3466

Email: lschm3@luc.edu

CV Link: 2021 Lee Schmidt CV


Lee Schmidt, RN, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. He is also the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Assistant Dean for the PhD in Nursing program in the School of Nursing. He completed his PhD in Nursing at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, where he researched patients’ perceptions of the nursing care they receive while hospitalized. He holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, and received his initial nursing preparation at the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Schmidt has a career that spans service and academia. He has a long history in the practice setting, in progressive leadership positions in hospital settings. Upon completion of his PhD in Nursing, Dr. Schmidt assumed faculty positions, initially with the University of Miami School of Nursing, and currently with the Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

Dr. Schmidt is a Fellow of the Institute of Medicine-Chicago. He is a recipient of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumnus of Distinction Award, and the Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Dr. Schmidt has published in national and international journals, and has presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences. He teaches primarily in the PhD in Nursing program and has taught across all levels of nursing education. Dr. Schmidt has received research funding from the American Nurses Foundation and has participated on program grant activities funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Research Interests

Dr. Schmidt’s areas of research include the delivery of nursing care in the hospital setting, with a specific focus on the surveillance activities of registered nurses as they care for patients, and the use of preceptors in the education of nursing students.  Dr. Schmidt has a methodological focus in instrument development and testing.

Selected Publications

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