Carla M. Tozer, DNP, AGPCNP-BC

  • Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

My work covers more than 20 years as a nurse practitioner in a variety of settings: acute care, primary care, sub-acute care, long-term care and Palliative Care. My doctoral area of focus was in interprofessional education and collaboration. I have presented my work on the care of older adults, palliative care and interprofessional education locally, regionally and nationally.

Current Area of Teaching

I currently teach in the DNP program: Management, Assessment and Clinicals. In addition, I have an appointment within the Institute for Healthcare Innovation on the federally funded Money Follows the Person program.

Service / Practice

I serve on the education committee of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) and am the co-chair of the membership committee of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. I am trained as a faculty facilitator and have participated with the University-wide annual interprofessional immersion day since its inception in 2013. I have served on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the American Red Cross. My volunteerism has included Parish Nursing and a deployment to a shelter during Hurricane Katrina. In addition, I am an active member of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Chicago Chapter of GAPNA.

Selected Honors & Awards
  • Nursing Honor Society: Sigma Theta Tau 2006 - present; Alpha Lambda Chapter and Gamma Phi Chapter.
  • The Martin & Karen Domitrovich Education/Research Hematology-Oncology Nursing Award, 2008, Northwestern Medicine.
  • Mary Kelly Mullane Award for Clinical Excellence, UIC CON, 2016.
Selected Publications


Shega JW, Tozer CM: “Improving the care of people with dementia at the end of life: Hospice use and the US Experience,” Dementia, 2009, 8 (3), 377-389.

Book Chapter:

Tozer CM. (2001). “Pressure Sores” in the manual Curriculum for Primary Care Geriatrics, 2nd ed., Stanford University, Stanford School of Medicine. Palo Alto, CA. Product ID: HB41.