Dr. Gail Fyke joined Millikin University School of Nursing in the Fall of 2017. Prior to her experience at Millikin, she was an advanced practice Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Most of her responsibilities in this role were with staff education, new nurse orientation, and the nurse residency program. She has been a Registered Nurse for 32 years with experience in medical, surgical, and critical care nursing. She taught as a clinical adjunct faculty for many years off and on before joining faculty full time.
Currently she teaches Organizational Leadership and Outcomes Management in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She also teaches Care of Adults in the Master's Entry into Nursing Practice (MENP) program. Dr. Fyke's research interests surround animal-assisted therapy as well as other alternative therapies for healing.
Dr. Fyke obtained her BSN from Northern Illinois University in 1987. In 1994 she obtained her MSN from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her doctorate degree is a Doctor of Nursing Practice from St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in 2014.