Amy Grugan

Amy Grugan

Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Burgess Hall 306
    (309) 677-2568


Ph.D, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University – 2019
M.S.N., Nursing Administration from Bradley University - 2006
B.S.N., Nursing from Bradley University - 1997
A.D.N., Nursing from Illinois Central College - 1992


Dr. Amy Grugan joined the Nursing department as an Assistant Professor in 2010. She completed her BSN degree and her MSN degree from Bradley University and her PhD from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University. Her research centered on adherence to medications and scheduling provider follow up after discharge from the Emergency Department using a Health Literacy Model.

The majority of her professional experience is in the Emergency Department and critical care transport. She served as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Life Flight program prior to coming to Bradley. Other nursing experience encompassed nephrology & urology, cardiac, and interventional radiology.

Her teaching experience ranges from sophomore fundamentals, junior and senior medical/surgical theory courses, junior and senior clinical courses, and junior and senior simulation courses. She currently serves as the simulation lab coordinator for the undergraduate nursing program. She is a current member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the Emergency Nurses’ Association and is certified as a Trauma Nurse Specialist.

She served as a faculty leader for the Bradley Student Nurses’ Association for 8 years, and as a member of the Smith Career Center Co-op Advisory board for 9 years. She is active in undergraduate clinical and course coordination for the department.


2015 Nurse Educator Fellowship Award – Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Center for Nursing


Jackson, J. E., & Grugan, A. S. (2015). Code Blue. Nursing, May 2015 45(5), p. 34-40.

Professional Presentations

Grugan, A., Jackson, J. E. (Presenters & Authors). NLN Summit – 2017; National League for Nursing, San Diego, CA. “Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration and Enhancing the Simulation Lab through a Nursing and Engineering Partnership” – Podium presentation

Grugan, A., Jackson, J. E. (Authors). INACSL – 2017. Washington, D.C., “Nursing and Engineering Students Partnership: Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Teamwork, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship” - Poster presentation