Assistant Professor of Nursing
Burgess Hall 211
Mr. Richard Ellis joined the Nursing Department as an Assistant Professor fall of 2018. He taught adjunct for Bradley since 2017. Professor Ellis completed his Diploma in nursing from Methodist School of Nursing in 1995, BSN Mennonite College of Nursing 1997, BS Business Administration Illinois State University 2003, MSN OSF Saint Francis College of Nursing 2011, and MSHA in Healthcare Administration from University of Saint Francis Joliet in 2012. Professor Ellis is currently enrolled in PhD coursework at Mennonite College of Nursing. Mr. Ellis has 18 years of bedside nursing specializing in cardiac step-down telemetry units at Proctor Hospital and OSF Saint Francis 5000 Gerlach cardiac unit.
Mr. Ellis teaches freshmen Nursing Fundamental, freshmen Health Assessment, sophomore Research, sophomore Medical/Surgical, and senior Leadership Clinical. He is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Midwest Nurse Research Society, and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
2015 and 2017 Nurse Educator Fellowship Award – Illinois Board of Higher Education
2019 Ray Zarvelle Teaching Excellence Award – Bradley University Parent’s Club