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Emily Rios

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Emily Rios
Assistant Professor of Practice

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My nursing career started at the University of Florida on a medical/surgical unit, where I later transitioned to neurosurgical critical care. I am a Certified Critical Care RN and most recently worked full-time at OHSU in the neurosciences ICU. At OHSU, I precepted graduate nurses and new-to-specialty nurses.

As a nursing student, I was a peer tutor and knew early on in my nursing career that I would want to teach one day; then, I became an adjunct clinical instructor, where I developed a passion for teaching. At Linfield, I teach care of patients with acute conditions and simulation. I am excited to share my expertise and passion for nursing with students and have an exponentially more significant effect on patient care through teaching.


  • B.A., psychology, University of Connecticut
  • A.D.N., Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • B.S.N., University of South Florida
  • M.S.N., University of Hartford

Academic interests

  • Sepsis
  • Translational Science
  • Nurse Intuition
  • Professional topics in nursing
  • Mental health and well-being of nurses


Rios, E.M., Breda, K. L., (2023). “Time is survival: Continuing education on sepsis for neurosurgical critical care nurses.” Poster presented at the Oregon Nursing Research & Quality Consortium Annual Conference, April 2023, Salem, OR.