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Part-Time Instructor

Lake Shore Campus

Faculty photo for Lynette Wilkos-Prostran

I am an experienced healthcare/nurse leader with expertise in clinical operations that include strategic growth, building staff and physician relationships, financial acumen in expense management and revenue capture optimization, and enhancing patient experience. My current role is executive director of the Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) at Dupage Medical Group, which is a large, independent multi-specialist group in Illinois. I am a proud graduate of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago, where I obtained my BSN. I am excited to be an adjunct faculty member at the Parkinson School where I teach an undergraduate course on project management. It was important to me at this stage of my career to "give back" to Loyola by educating healthcare leaders of the future. When not at work or teaching, I enjoy traveling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Research Interests

My special interest is in clinical excellence and operations using evidence based practice to improve patient outcomes.

 


Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
  • Masters of Science in Nursing-Management and Leadership, North Park University

What prompted you to pursue your field?

What prompted me to pursue healthcare was a calling to nursing. Assisting a patient who needs access to health care during a health crisis, manage a chronic disease, or to ensure wellness in life is a privilege. Servant leadership to patients and my operational team is something I have embraced as my philosophy that guides my current career in nursing leadership

Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

Nursing leadership is one of the most important roles to the delivery of healthcare services. Nursing leaders are thoughtful strategic leaders who advocate for quality care for patients through evidence based practice as well as mentor, educate, and develop the team(s) they lead. Nurses and nurse leaders are at the table to influence healthcare policy. They played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought unprecedented visibility to the importance of the nursing profession in the delivery of safe and compassionate care.