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Lori M. Magestro

Faculty - College of Nursing


CONHS - BSN Program


(414) 410-4396


RB Roger Bacon 105B


I have spent over two decades as a medical-surgical nurse contributing to the growth and development of newly licensed nurses and experienced nurses at a large, multi-hospital healthcare organization. I taught several areas in the organization’s medical-surgical certification review course and the centralized orientation program in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. I was a member of the nursing team who redesigned the healthcare organization’s professional advancement model. My role on the team was not only to contribute to the model redesign, but also introduce and teach over 6,000 nurses of all levels the detail of the model, emphasizing pertinent information applicable to their nursing role. During the course of my career, I also taught nursing documentation in the electronic health record, nursing shared governance in the orientation and nurse residency programs, taught clinical nurses how to design evidence-based practice and quality improvement projects based on data analysis, and co-chaired a team who redesigned the nursing shared governance model used by nurses in fifteen hospitals. I understand the importance of providing nursing students with an educational foundation that is science-based, integrates the art of nursing, and prepares them for future success. The nursing profession is complex and the quality of nursing care patients receive relies on how well nurses are prepared. At Stritch, I work with students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. I teach in the areas of my expertise which includes medical-surgical nursing, health care quality, patient safety, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, leadership, and project management.


  • D.N.P., Marquette University
  • B.S., Cardinal Stritch University


Systems Leadership, Health Care Quality, Patient Safety, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Publications & Presentations

November 2016 Magestro, L. Then and now: Designing the shared governance model and its impact on outcomes. Magnet Moving Forward Conference. Aurora Health Care. Speaker. September 2014 Magestro, L., & Sommer, J. Keynote speakers, Shared Governanc

Why Stritch?

"My experience as a student at Stritch inspired me to return as a member of the faculty. As a student, I felt my education was enhanced with the diversity of my fellow students, the smaller class sizes which allowed unique learning opportunities, the dedication of the faculty, and the Franciscan values. These attributes are equally as important to me as a faculty member. As a member of the Stritch community, I am motivated by my students, encouraged by my colleagues, and driven by the Franciscan values. "

- Lori M. Magestro