Renee Fife

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College of Nursing

Cheryl Anema

Renee Fife, MSN, RN, CPNP

Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing
CLO 391



Post Master’s Certificate for PNP – Rush College of Nursing (Aug 2011)
MSN Orthopedics/Pediatrics – Rush College of Nursing (Aug 1985)
BSN – Rush College of Nursing (May 1983)
BS Cell and Developmental Biology – Purdue University, West Lafayette (1981)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, October 2011-Present
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    • Committee Member for Pediatric Certification Board, 2009-Present
  • Society of Pediatric Nursing, 1995-Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 1995-Present
    • Mu Omega Chapter, 1996-Present
    • President, Mu Omega Chapter, May 2002-May 2006

Licensure and Board Certification

  • State of Indiana Registered Nurse License
  • State of Illinois Registered Nurse License
  • CPR Instructor (Illinois, American Heart Association)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, 2009-Present
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, 2012-Present

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

NUR 27400 Pharmacokinetics
NUR 36100 Pediatric Nursing
NUR 37200 Pediatric Nursing Clinical
NUR 50300 Advanced Physical Assessment
NUR 61100 Primary Care of the Young Family

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Spencer, C., Fife, R., & Rabinovich, E. (1995). The School Experience of Children with Arthritis. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42(5), 1285-1298.

Fife, R. (1993). Methotrexate Use in JRA. Orthopedic Nursing, 12(1), 32-36.

Zubay, R. (1988). Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging from a Nursing Prospective, Orthopedic Nursing, 7(6), 17-22.

Non-refereed Articles

Fife, R. (2001). Rheumatic Fever: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved  September 20, 2001, from .

Fife, R. (2001). Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from .

Fife, R. (2001). Cerebral Palsy: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from .

Fife, R. (2001). Parenting:  NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from .

Fife, R. & Marthaler, M. (1999). Sad State of Nursing in Romania. Nursing Spectrum, Sept 7, 24.

Selected Awards and Honors

2009 Grant to attend the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board  Certified Pediatric Nursing  Item Writer Item Item Writing Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD
2002 Excellence in Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega
2001 Outstanding Volunteer, Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicagoland Chapter
1999 Midwest Universities Consortium for International Travel Activities (MUCIA)    Travel Grant, Purdue University
1988 Writer’s Award, national Association of Orthopedic Nurses
1983 Cum Laude recognition for BSN