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Phone: 630-888-0358


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550 Stadium Mall Drive
IN 47906

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Lauren Ema

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Lactation
  • Medical mission work


Lauren’s nursing career has spanned care for patients of all ages in outpatient and inpatient settings, including primary care pediatrics, adult medical-oncology and hospice, and neonatal intensive care. She has volunteered as a post-anesthesia recovery nurse for medical missions in remote regions of the Philippines. With special interest in family-centered perinatal and pediatric care, Lauren is a certified lactation counselor and a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. She is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Purdue University, with anticipated completion in 2024.
As a nurse educator, Lauren fosters students’ understanding of the scientific and artistic natures of the nursing profession. She strives to prepare nurses to think critically about clinical situations; to communicate effectively with patients, caregivers, and other professionals; and to address proactively patients’ short-term and long-term health goals.


  • Credentials: MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC
  • MSN, 2020, Purdue University
  • BSN, 2013, Valparaiso University

Current Courses

  • NUR 315 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Traineeship - U.S. Human Resources and Services Administration (2019)
  • Linda Rohrman Scholarship - Purdue University School of Nursing (2019)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Epsilon Chapter - Inductee (2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners/Breastfeeding Special Interest Group
  • Member, Indiana Department of Health Fetal & Infant Mortality Case Review & Community Action Team
  • Member, Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative
  • Member, Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition/Infant Well-Being Task Force