Timothy Carrigan is currently a Practice Advancement Specialist within the Division of Staff Development at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMCC). The University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago is the State of Illinois' 407 bed academic medical center. In his role in Staff Development Mr. Carrigan is responsible for policies, procedures, quality of care, and staff education. Mr. Carrigan participates in several UIMCC multidisciplinary patient care committees. Prior to becoming a Practice Advancement Specialist Mr. Carrigan worked for three years as a critical care registered nurse at UIMCC. He rotated through many critical care environments, including: Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Organ Transplant ICU, Neurosurgical/Neurology ICU, and Cardiac ICU. Prior to working at UIMCC he worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a critical care registered nurse. Mr. Carrigan also holds advanced certification as a “Critical Care Registered Nurse” (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Additionally, Mr. Carrigan is currently enrolled in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Science (PhD) program. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing is a top-ten college of nursing. The College is currently ranked 3rd in federal funding for research and research training dollars. As part of his PhD training Mr. Carrigan has taught undergraduate and graduate students, worked in a basic science laboratory, and conducted and published several research articles. Mr. Carrigan's research interest involves bringing advanced physiologic concepts and current research to clinical nurses to improve the delivery of care. Mr. Carrigan is a member of: American Heart Association, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, National Nursing Staff Development Organization, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Mr. Carrigan was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Nursing Science from Millikin University with a minor in Political Science. He has resided in Chicago for the last 4 years.