Ronnie Quattrini, DNP, FNP-BC

Ronnie Quattrini, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Senior Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
    Office of the Academic Deans
  • Assistant Professor
    Family and Community Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 565A, School of Nursing Building

Research Interests

  • 1) Interprofessional Education: Improving Communication Between NP & MD Students in the Emergency Department through Simulation
    2) Emergency Medicine: Patient Quality, Safety, and Flow
    3) Simulation and Standardized Patients (PETA & OSCE) use in Advanced Practice Nursing Education
    4) Leadership Curriculum

Research Activity

  • Duration:
    2018 - 2020
    Simulation Based Curriculum for Patient Centered Communication for Medical & Nurse Practitioner Students
    Simulation is a powerful tool in health professions interprofessional education, and one relatively underutilized outside of critical care and anesthesia. The proposed project addresses evaluating current communication skills among medical and nurse practitioner students with simulated patients, and using a focused, multidisciplinary intervention to improve this communication. A scenario revolving around error disclosure will be used as a pilot, and will involve nurse practitioner and medical students on their emergency medicine rotation. The effect of the intervention on the quality and efficiency of communication will be observed and measured using a standardized checklist. The results of this pilot will be used to guide further simulation-based interprofessional initiatives in communication in healthcare.
    Writing Results


  • Quattrini, V. & B. (2019, March 18). Evaluating Triage Practices in Emergency Department Fast Tracks. International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research, 2 (02), 1-6. Lisle, IL, USA: Gavin. doi:10.29011/IJNHR-073.1000073
  • Quattrini, V. & Swan, B. A. (2011). EVALUATING CARE IN ED FAST TRACKS. JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING, 37 (1), 40-46. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2009.10.016
  • Quattrini, V. (2010, September). Evaluating Patient Acuity and Resource Allocation in Emergency Department Fast Tracks. Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library, Registry of Nursing Research.
  • Dains: Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care 7e. V. Quattrini (Ed.). Elsevier.

Areas of Specialization

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)-Emergency Medicine & Urgent Care

Primary Teaching Areas

  • NDNP819-Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Course Director
    NDNP817 Practicum for Practice Leadership Course Director
    NDNP840 & NDNP841 Diagnosis & Management 1 Didactic & Clinical Course Coordinator
    Lecturer and Clinical Preceptor for FNP & AGNP Students DM1-6