Jacqueline Hoffman, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing, College of Nursing
Role: Faculty
Joined Rush in 2018


I have been in the field of neonatology since 1983 starting as a RN and for the past 2 decades as a neonatal nurse practitioner. I speak nationally on neonatal topics. I have published a few book chapters mainly geared towards the neonatal nurse practitioner. I am active in Neonatal and Advanced Practice Professional organizations.

What inspired you to get into your field?

As a teenager, I had some medical issues and the caring medical team made me want to enter into the medical field. As a student nurse, I was employed at Humana Women’s and had my first exposure to the field of neonatology. That was when I decided to be in this field.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I am very excited to be able to teach in a graduate program in my specialty to help prepare new graduates to provide safe and caring care to the tiniest population, neonates.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I had an excellent mentor throughout my graduate education and this relationship allowed me to flourish professionally.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

“Be a sponge” - the field of nursing is always changing so take advantage of any and all learning opportunities.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy traveling, growing vegetables, spending my free time with family, reading fiction mystery books and playing with my dogs.