Assistant Professor in Residence
Burgess Hall 410
M.S.N. from St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Child and Family Educator Specialty
B.S.N. from St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
A.A.S. from Illinois Central College
Professor Hamilton joined Bradley University Department of Nursing Faculty as part-time clinical instructor in Obstetrics in 2012. She later added Medical-Surgical clinical instruction and Health Assessment theory. In August 2016, she joined the faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor of Nursing. She is a native to Central Illinois and a proud mother of eight children including two sets of twins.
Professor Hamilton has expertise in Six Sigma and LEAN project management in healthcare settings. She also has clinical experience in quality and patient safety, neonatology including travel nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, case management, infection control, and crisis nursing. She has been working as an educator in high schools and community colleges since 2006.
As an assistant professor and course coordinator, her primary teaching responsibilities are at the undergraduate level; she teaches the Nursing Care of Children theory, clinical and the high-fidelity simulation experience.
Licensures and Certifications
Professor Hamilton earned her Master certificate in Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2015-2016 from Villanova University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Nursing at Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University with a research interest in quality nursing care. She is PALS, NRP, BLS, & ACLS certified and holds professional registered nursing licensure in Illinois and Missouri.