Lauren Diegel-Vacek, DNP FNP-BC

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Board certified family nurse practitioner (ANCC).

Current Area of Teaching

Director of Advanced Practice programs in the BHS Department and teaching coursework in the DNP Program.

Selected Honors & Awards
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Seth D. Rosen Graduate Research Award- UIC College of Nursing 2001
Selected Publications
  • Potts, L., Murchek, A., Diegel-Vacek, L. & Ryan, C. (2018, Sept. 2018 publication date). Improving Patient Flow Utilizing a Standardized Electronic Nursing Handoff Process. Journal of Nursing Administration
  • O’Dell, A. & Diegel-Vacek, L. (2018). Development of an RN Training Toolkit for Value-Based Care Models. Viewpoints, American Association of Ambulatory Nursing
  • O’Dell, A., Diegel-Vacek, L., Burt, L. & Corbridge, S. (2018). Updated GOLD Guidelines: An Evidence-Based Approach. Journal of the American Association of Nursing Practitioners
  • Vaez, K., Diegel-Vacek, L., Martyn-Nemeth, P. & Ryan, C. (2017). Evaluating Diabetes Care for Patients with Serious Mental illness using the Chronic Care Model. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology Volume 4: 1-7 2017. DOI: 10.1177/2333392817734206
  • Diegel-Vacek, L., & Ryan, C. (2016). Promoting hand hygiene with a lighting prompt. Health, Environments and Research in Design, 10(1), 65-75. DOI: 10.1177/1937586716651967
  • Piano, M. R., Diegel-Vacek, L., & Hacker, E. (2015). From the trenches: Please send help. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 388-389
  • Guger, C. Daum, S., Vacek, L., Angeletti, J., O’Malley, J., Curell, K., & Phillips, J. (2011). Nursing morbidity and mortality conferences. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 27(1), 35-38
  • Diegel-Vacek, L. (2007). Sensitivity training for nurses caring for morbidly obese patients. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 2(4), 251-253. doi: 10.1089/2007.9953