Louise D. Jakubik
PhD, RN-BC, CSP
President and Chief Learning Officer
Nurse Builders
About Louise D. Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP
President and Chief Learning Officer


Dr. Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP is a pediatric nursing and workforce development expert. She is a seasoned national speaker, consultant, and author dedicated to building and developing nurses in clinical practice and leadership. She is a leading authority on the pediatric nursing certification review process, pediatric laboratory interpretation, nursing career development and mentoring.

In 2014, Dr. Jakubik received the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association; this is the highest international recognition for professional speakers. She is one of only fewer than 30 nurses in the world who have earned this designation.

Dr. Jakubik is the president, chief learning officer, and founder of Nurse Builders, a nursing consulting firm specializing in pediatric nursing education and practice. She is also the founder of the Nurse Mentoring Institute, an organization dedicated to preparing, supporting, and developing nurses and nursing organizations in the art, science, and wonder of mentoring. In 2016, she was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Mentor Award by the American Organization of Nurse Executives for serving as a nurse in executive practice who is an exemplary model of supporting the professional development of her colleagues in the mentor role.

Dr Jakubik’s pediatric clinical practice experiences include a variety of roles including clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner and staff nurse. She has authored over 30 books and scholarly articles. Her publications include the first book designed to prepare pediatric nurses for taking a pediatric nursing certification exam entitled, “Pediatric Nursing Certification Review” and the first laboratory interpretation guide specifically for pediatric nurses entitled, "Pediatric Laboratory Interpretation: A Guide for the Pediatric Nurse.” Dr. Jakubik is known for her down-to- earth presentation style and her ability to make “hard content seem easy.”


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