Renee Pierce

Renee Pierce

Assistant Professor

    Westlake Hall 015
    (309) 677-4587


DNP, Bradley University 2021
MSN, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center 2009
BSN, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center 2005
AGE, Illinois Central College 2002


I worked many years in the food industry and decided I would go back to school to become a nurse. My journey started at Illinois Central College getting my prerequisites completed and then I went on to school to obtain my bachelors in science degree. I then went on to obtain my master’s degree in nursing. My aim next was to complete the DNP program which I accomplished in December of 2021. I have been employed at Bradley University since 2012 in adjunct capacity and became full time in 2016 as an Associate Professor in Residence.


  • I love to spend time riding the Harley Davidson and traveling with my husband
  • Love trips to Mexico, Colorado, Arizona
  • I love watching my grandsons grow up
  • Love spending time with my husband of 30 years


  • NUR 203 Fundamentals Skills Lab
  • NUR 206 Adult Health I: An Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • NUR 220 Alcohol: Use and Abuse
  • NUR 221 Substance Abuse
  • NUR 315 Mental Health Practicum
  • NUR 353 Gerontology/Aging Process
  • NUR 372 Safety and Emergency Care
  • NUR 414 Senior Seminar: Preparation for Professional Nursing

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring environment where students are free to flourish and grow. I will use strategies to ensure the classroom community will thrive, such as case studies where students can work together, problem-solving activities. I love to see the ah ha moment in students when they understand a concept especially in the practicum


  • Service on variety of committees in Nursing Department
  • Advisor to Nursing Students