Lea Acord
Office Phone:

(414) 288-3821

Educational Administration, Pediatric Nursing

Highest Degree
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interest
Nursing workforce — supply, demand, educational programs

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications
Collaboration and Innovation in Nursing Education, Chengdu, PR China

Issues and Innovations in Nursing, California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, San Francisco, CA

Building Nursing Leaders Through Scholarship, STTI Biennial Convention, Toronto, Canada

(2010) Vision, grit, and determination: How the Wisconsin Center for Nursing achieved sustainable funding and established Itself as a state health care workforce leader, Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, 11 (2), 129-143.

(2002) Strategies for building faculty scholarship, Journal of Professional Nursing, 18 (3). 140 - 146

Grants or Awards
Honorary member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Wisconsin Health Workforce Data Collaborative Project, Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, ($300,000) (2009 – 2011) Role: Evaluator.

Professional Memberships
Treasurer, Wisconsin Nurses Association
Delegate to ANA convention
Board member, Wisconsin Center for Nursing


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.