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.

2024 Speakers and Topics

Time Event
Dr. Bobby Lucia Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Danielle Lindberg, MSN, RN Emergency/Injury Management (Hands on course)
Jake Mefford, PA-C Concussion Management
Heather Boore, MSN, APRN Asthma Updates
Jessica Cox, RN Sickle Cell Disease
Dr. Laura Flinn Human Trafficking
Samantha Robbins, MSN, APRN Diabetes Updates
Dr. Rachel Borton Issues in School Nursing

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.

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 June 11, 2024

 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

125, includes lunch and continuing education credits


Dr.  Robert “Bobby” Lucia photo

Dr. Lucia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Bradley University and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. Dr. Lucia has been teaching in higher education in some capacity since 2012 and has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate settings. Dr. 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 the inpatient clinical coordinator. This innovate role was created to help manage the inpatient consult service for cystic fibrosis patients in both the pediatric and adult setting. In 2019, Dr. Lucia moved into clinical practice at OSF OnCall Urgent Care and eventually was the Lead Provider for the region. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Lucia helped provide clinical and leadership support for a COVID-19 telehealth service that provides virtual medical care and remote patient monitoring for COVID-19 patients throughout the state of Illinois. Dr. Lucia continues to maintain clinical practice in the virtual urgent care setting, primary care setting, and a pediatric sleep medicine clinic. 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.