Faculty Profile

Lorie Wild

Lorie Wild

Dean, School of Health Sciences; Professor of Nursing

Email: wildl@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2608
Office: SHS 212


Education: BSN, Grand Valley State University, 1980; MN, University of Washington, 1983; PhD, University of Washington, 1996. At SPU since 2012.

Dr. Lorie Wild brings more than 30 years of nursing practice and leadership to her academic role as professor and administrative role as dean of the School of Health Sciences. She previously served as the chief nursing officer (CNO) at a leading academic medical center. In her role as CNO, she was responsible for clinical operations throughout the medical center as well as for overseeing nursing education, research, and professional practice for all UWMC nurses.

Dr. Wild’s scholarship focuses on strategies to create and sustain practice environments in which nurses and other health professionals have autonomy and discretion over their practice, and work collaboratively to improve patient outcomes. Her research explores organizational influences on nurses’ clinical practice and patient outcomes. She has lectured and published widely on a variety topics related to evidence-based practice, professionalism, and pain management.

Dr. Wild oversees undergraduate programs in Health and Human Performance, pre-licensure nursing, and five graduate nursing pathways. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses.


Selected publications

Faigeles, B., Howie-Esquivel, J., Miaskowski, C., Stanik-Hutt, J., Thompson, C.L., White, C., Wild, L.R., & Puntillo, K. (2013). “Practices and predictors of non-pharmacologic interventions for procedural pain associated with turning among hospitalized adults.” Pain Management Nursing, 14(2), 85–93.

Henderson, D, Staiger, T.O., Peterson, G., Sinanan, M.N., Angiulo, C.L., Makarewicz, V.A., Wild, L., & Whimbey, E. (2012). “A collaborative, systems-level approach to eliminating healthcare-associated MRSA, central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and respiratory virus infections.” Journal for Healthcare Quality, 34(5), 39–47.

Sweeny, S., Bridges, E., Wild, L., & Sayre, C. (2008). “Care of the patient with delirium.” American Journal of Nursing, 108(5), 72CC–72GG

Wild, L.R. & Mitchell, P.H. (2000). “Quality pain management outcomes: the power of place.” Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 4(3), 136–43.

Wild, L.R. (1993). “Caveat emptor: A critical analysis of the costs of drugs used for pain management.” Advances in Nursing Science, 16(1), 52–61.

View Dr. Wild’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Why I Teach at SPU

Lorie Wild, Dean and Professor of Nursing

“I love teaching because it affords me the opportunity to keep learning with and from my students. At SPU, I have the freedom to work with students not only to help them gain knowledge but also to cultivate strength of character and professional identity. Our students give me great hope for the future.”