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Lena Nilsson

Adjunct Assistant Lecturer

I can’t describe in words how rewarding my job is! I teach trainee midwives and nurses, and in 2015 I was named Excellent Inspirer by the students on the nursing programme in Norrköping.

I combine different roles

I teach on the nursing and midwifery programme.

In addition to my work at Linköping University, I am a clinical lecturer at the Children’s and Women’s Centre (BKC) in Region Östergötland. 

I also work as a midwife in the obstetrics department at Vrinnevi Hospital in Region Östergötland.

Excellent Inspirer for 2015

I was awarded the Excellent Inspirer prize for 2015 by Consensus and the students on the nursing programme. Excellent Inspirer is a prize awarded by the study programmes at the Faculty of Medicine.



Lena Nilsson, Marlene Lindblad, Nathalie Johansson, Lisa Safstrom, Kristina Schildmeijer, Mirjam Ekstedt, Maria Unbeck (2023) Exploring nursing-sensitive events in home healthcare: A national multicenter cohort study using a trigger tool International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol. 138, Article 104434 Continue to DOI


Peter Lukas, Björn Gerdle, Lena Nilsson, Ninnie Borendal Wodlin, Mats Fredrikson, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Preben Kjölhede (2022) Association Between Experimental Pain Thresholds and Trajectories of Postoperative Recovery Measures After Benign Hysterectomy Journal of Pain Research, Vol. 15, p. 3657-3674 Continue to DOI


“She is always positive and interested in us students,”
say the nursing students, who named Lena Nilsson Excellent Inspirer for 2015.

My education

Basic education

  • Registered nurse with a Bachelor's degree
  • Diabetes Nurse


Further education

  • Registered midwife
  • Master of Medical Science degree

Other education

  • Supervisor training
  • Improvement skills
  • University teaching
  • Thesis supervision