Catherine Leipold, MS, RN

  • Clinical Instructor
Bio

Catherine Leipold has been in the nursing profession for over thirty years. She obtained her BSN from St. Joseph's College in Maine and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to work at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Catherine then earned her MS in Trauma/Critical Care Nursing at the University of Maryland at Baltimore at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

She began her advance practice career at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in New Jersey's southern Level I Trauma Center, where she also developed the clinical curriculum and protocols for the first flight nurse/paramedic team in the state. While in New Jersey, Catherine assumed the Trauma Coordinator & Director position of Emergency Services at Cooper.

Currently, Catherine is in Champaign-Urbana working as a clinical instructor in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing for the past eight years. Prior to that she was the APN for Critical Care Services at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Catherine lives in Savoy, IL with her husband and two children.

Current Area of Teaching
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Care
  • Clinical Simulation Lab
  • Pathophysiology & Related Pharmacology
  • Clinical Instructor for Fundamentals/Adult Health/Leadership
  • Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (elective)
Selected Honors & Awards

2011 Daisy Award: Department of Biobehavioral Science; UIC College of Nursing, Chicago

2011 Undergraduate Faculty award for Excellence UIC College of Nursing: Urbana Regional Program

2012 Undergraduate Faculty Award for Excellence UIC College of Nursing: Urbana Regional Program

2013 Undergraduate Faculty Award for Excellence UIC College of Nursing: Urbana Regional Program

Selected Publications

Ross, S.E., Leipold, C., Terragino, C., & O’Malley, K. (1998). Efficacy of the Glasgow Coma Scale in trauma triage. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 45 (1), 42 – 44.

Leipold, C. (1992). Rehabilitation after trauma. Nursing News Today, 4(2), 12 – 13.