Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Beth Croucher, MS, RN, ACNP-BC

Wright State University
DNP Student

After a number of years in critical care nursing, I was well prepared for advanced practice nursing through completion of the ACNP program at Wright State University. My current clinical practice is primary management of patients in two medical intensive care units, including an oncology specific intensive care unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In addition to clinical practice, I serve as an adjunct clinical faculty member and clinical instructor for ACNP students at Wright State University. My decision to earn a DNP degree is pursuant to my goals of enhancing my clinical practice, improving the lives of my patients and pursuing an interest in advancing my role in academia. I am currently enrolled in the DNP program is at Wright State University. Given my clinical interest in critical care topics such as sepsis, ARDS, and ICU morbidity, especially in older populations, the focus for my DNP project is the choice of sedation and the impact on delirium with patients in the intensive care unit.