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Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

Language: English

Pronoun: She/Her


I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago Illinois and the Allied Health Professional representative on the Medical Executive Committee. I am also part of the Child Protective Services Team. I am a past president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and NAPNAP Partners. In addition to this I have served as the Chair of the Alliance for Children in Trafficking for 2 years and am currently on the American Hospital Associations Human Trafficking Advisory Council. I am currently serving on Emergency Medical Services for Children National Pediatric Readiness Project Steering Committee (NPRP) through the United States department of Health and Human Services Emergency Medical Service for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. I also serve on the Emergency Nurse Association Advance Practice Council.

I have been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) for over 20 years and for Lurie Children’s Hospital.

I received her doctorate in nursing leadership with a focus on systems quality improvement. I have presented extensively on a national level on pediatric health care issues including pediatric kidney and cardiac disease as well as emergency care and human trafficking. I have also served on more than a dozen medical missions to Guatemala and was the director of Nursing and Advanced Practice on the board of directors of the former not-for-profit, Latin American Medical Providers. I remain involved with Rush University and Villanova University as a lecturer, mentor and preceptor.

Education & Training

Education: Bachelors of Nursing, Villanova University, 1990

Postgraduate Training: Masters of Science in Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care, Rush University, 1997; Post Masters Certificate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, Rush University, 1999; Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Leadership, Rush University, 2011

Board Certifications: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Organizations: American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Emergency Nurses Association; National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; National Pediatric Readiness Committee Emergency Services for Children Department of Health and Human Services ; American Hospital Association Human Trafficking Advisory Council