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Dr. Suling Li

  • sli152@depaul.edu
  • Chief Nursing Officer and Director, School of Nursing
  • PhD, APRN, FNP-BC


  • School of Nursing
​​​​Specialization and Interests
o Family Practice
o Medical Surgical Nursing
o Nursing education; scale development; exercise and bone loss

Awards and Honors
2003  New Investigator Award, Research Section of Physiological Phenomena, MNRS
2000  American Nurses Foundation Research Scholar (medal)
2000 – 2002   Suling Li (PI), Holm, K., & Zinaman, M.  Exercise and perimenopausal symptoms: A randomized trial.  NIH: NINR, Sept, 2000.  $100,000 ((NIH 1 R55 NR04946-01A1).

DePaul Affiliations
Director, School of Nursing

Professional Affiliations
o Member, NONPF
o Member, IACN Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing

Select Publications
Keough, V. & Li, S.  (2017).  Emergency Nursing.  In J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (4th ed.).  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Harriman, S.L., DeMik, R.J., Phillips, R.S., Li, S., Zahos, M.M., Kazanjian, N.P., Arif, E., Wolfrum, M.D., Burlas, J.E., & Hill Jr., B. (2015) Measuring color perception through laser mitigation coatings on aircraft windshields. Collegiate Aviation Review, 33 (2), 16-26.

Carman MJ, Phipps J, Raley J, Li S, Thornlow D (2011). Use of a Clinical Decision Support Tool to improve guideline adherence for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Adv Emerg Nurs J., Jul-Sep; 33(3):252-66.

Li, S. & Keough, V. (2011).  Emergency Nursing.  In J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (3rd ed.).  New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Chan, G., Barnason, S., Dakin, C., Gillespie, G., Kamienski, M., Stapleton, S., Juarez, A., & Li, S. (2011). Barriers and Perceived Needs for Understanding and Using Research among Emergency Nurses. J Emerg Nurs., 37(1), 24-31.

Desy, P.  Howard, P.  Perhat, C. & Li, S. (2011). Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Conducted by Emergency Department Nurses: An Impact Evaluation.  J Emerg Nurs., 36 (6): 538-545.

Proehl, J., Arruda, T., Crowley, M., Egging, D., Walker-Cillo, G., Papa, A., Li, S. (2011).  Emergency Nursing Resource: The Use of Capnography During Procedural Sedation/Analgesia in the Emergency Department.  J Emerg Nurs. 37(6):533-536. 

Bosek, M., Li, S., & Hick, F.  (2007).  Working with Standardized Patients: A Primer.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 4 (1), p. 1-12.

Spector, N., & Li, S.  (2007).  A regulatory model on transitioning nurses from education to practice.  JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation.  9(1), 19-22.

*Li, S. & Kenward, K.  ( 2006).  A National Survey of Nursing Education and Practice of Newly Licensed Nurses.  JONA'S Healthcare, Law, Ethics, and Regulation, 8 (4), 110-115.

Spector, N., Li, S., & Kenward, K.  ( 2006).  Evidence-based Nursing Education for Regulation.  JONA'S Healthcare, Law, Ethics, and Regulation, 8 (3), 1-3. 
*Li, S., (2006).  A National Survey on Elements of Nursing Education.  NCSBN Research Brief, 24. 1-48. 

*Li, S., Wagner, R.  Holm, K., Lehotsky, J., & Zinaman, M. (2004).  The relationship between soft tissue body composition and bone mineral density in perimenopausal women. Maturitus, 47, 99-105.

*Li, S.,  & Holm, K.  (2003).  Physical Activity Alone and in Combination with HRT on Vasomotor Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women. WJNR, 25 (3), 274-288.