Bradley University School Nurse Conference

The Bradley University School Nurse Conference is an all-day conference aimed at helping the professional development of school nurses. The conference will help school nurses identify new evidence-based practices or resources that can be used to promote student health and academic success. During the conference, we will describe evidence-based nursing interventions for students with chronic health conditions. The information provided in this conference will help you apply and use new knowledge to deliver culturally competent care in school and develop a plan to implement change using interprofessional collaboration to benefit all students in the region.

Speakers and Topics

Time Event
Heather Boore, APRN Asthma Updates.
Dr. Deitra Kuester Dissection of the classroom post Covid, including opportunities for collaboration to improve school learning.
Dr. Jeff Bakken Dissection of the classroom post Covid, including opportunities for collaboration to improve school learning.
Dr. Melissa Franzen Mental Health Concerns in the School Setting.
Dr. Kathy Shapley Approaches for feeding children at risk for aspiration.
Dr. Rachel Vollmer Parent/Student Perception on Food Allergy Policy.
Dr. Tricia Starkey Common Musculoskeletal Injuries.
Dr. Jamie Way Chronic Incontinence and Constipation.
Samantha Robbins, APRN Care of School Aged Children with Diabetes.
Jenna Ford, APRN Concussion and Migraine: Tips for School Nurses.

Continuing Education Credits

7.5 continuing education hours for LPC, LCPC, LSW, LMFT, LCP, RN, LPN, APN, PT, and PTA will be awarded for full participation in the program. We have applied for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy licenses. We will update the website once approval is received.

Register Online

 June 13, 2023

 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

100, includes lunch and continuing education credits


Dr.  Robert “Bobby” Lucia photo

Dr. Robert “Bobby” Lucia started his career at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in 2010 as a mental health provider in Pediatric Palliative Care. He worked closely with patients with devastating diagnoses companioning them through their end-of-life journey. In 2015, he joined the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at OSF Healthcare as inpatient clinical coordinator Dr. Lucia did to reduce 30-day readmission rates was published nationally. In 2019, Dr. Lucia moved into clinical practice in OSF OnCall Urgent Care and eventually was the Lead Provider for the region before transitioning over to Bradley University. Dr. Lucia continues to maintain clinical practice in the urgent care setting in addition to a Pediatric Sleep Medicine clinic at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. Dr. Lucia is passionate about healthcare leadership and has received training at Harvard University in both Foundational Leadership and Remote Leadership. Additionally, he received training from the University of South Florida in Inclusive and Ethical Leadership.