Amanda F. Hopkins earned a B.S.N. in 1999 from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she later received her M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2010).
Dr. Hopkins has expertise in caring for children with chronic conditions and their families as a pediatric nurse and nurse educator. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2013, Dr. Hopkins held the titles of teaching assistant, teaching associate and clinical instructor for a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Urbana Regional Program.
Dr. Hopkins is interested in the study of providing culturally competent, family-centered care. Her research has focused on mother's perceptions of the management of their children's chronic condition, specifically sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis, within the context of the school setting.
Honors and Memberships
Dr. Hopkins is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Midwest Nursing Research Society, and the International Family Nursing Association. She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching at University of Illinois at Chicago, Urbana Regional Program.