Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Nursing
Burgess Hall 309
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago
M.S., Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing at Peoria
BSN, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Dr. Peggy Flannigan teaches Legal Issues in Nursing and Nursing Research Seminar to graduate students. She also guides graduate student research. At the undergraduate level, she has taught both medical surgical and leadership theory and practicum courses for students in their senior year.
Dr. Flannigan joined the Bradley faculty in 1996. Prior to that time she was employed in a variety of settings, including acute care, neuro rehabilitation, and physicians’ offices, and she served as a nursing education administrator. Dr. Flannigan has recently been involved in planning courses for online education and enjoys using a variety of methods in the classroom ranging from the traditional lecture to interactive learning via seminar/discussion and group activities.
Dr. Flannigan’s personal research interests include return-to-play decisions following concussion in the athlete, decision-making capacity and surrogate decision-making in the older population.
She is a member of the Center for Collaborative Brain Research, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses, and Chairs the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind. In addition, Dr. Flannigan is a member of the Tazewell County Board of Health, serves on the Tazewell County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition, Tazewell County Free Mammogram Day Planning Committee, and as a member of the Tremont United Methodist Church, she serves on various committees of the church.