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Laura Robbins-Frank

MSN, RNC, APN, Undergraduate Nursing Program Director

 Laura Robbins-Frank
Laura Robbins-Frank

Ms. Robbins-Frank received her master’s degree in Nursing in the Clinical Nurse Specialist track from Loyola University Chicago.  She received her Neonatal Nurse Practitioner post master’s certificate from Rush University and is a certified Pediatric and Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist APN.  Ms. Robbins-Frank is currently pursing a PhD in nursing focused in nursing education.

Ms. Robbins-Frank’s research interests lie in higher education focusing on nursing student success.  She has both poster and podium presentations on an innovative teaching methodology in the Pediatric course entitled: Virtual Learning Environment to assist Pediatric nursing students in applying child through adolescence growth, development and Family Centered Care to their clinical practice.

In addition, Ms. Robbins-Frank has presented at several conferences: NLN Annual Summit; Association of Neonatal Nurses and Practitioners; and University of Kansas School of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference.

As a clinical nurse specialist Ms. Robbins-Frank has lectured around the country on topics related to Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing Care.

As a nurse educator Ms. Robbins-Frank has taught in several schools of nursing in the undergraduate programs.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners


PhD Candidate, Loyola Chicago; Neonatal NP, Rush University; MSN, Loyola Chicago; BSN, Loyola Chicago

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Care of the Family and Child