Ronnie Quattrini, DNP, FNP-BC

Ronnie Quattrini, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Assistant Professor
    Family and Community Health
  • Senior Director, DNP Program
    Office of the Academic Deans
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 404C, School of Nursing Building


  • DNP, Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing, 2010
  • MS, Family Nurse Practitioner Track, UMSON, 1999
  • BSN, RN to BSN Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1985
  • Diploma in Nursing, Nursing, St Joseph's Nursing School, 1983

Research Interests

  • 1) Interprofessional Education:
    a) Improving Communication Between NP & MD Students in the Emergency Department through Simulation
    b) Head & neck cancer oncology providing multidisciplinary care from different locations-in person & virtual
    c) Transgender Simulation in Advanced Health Assessment
    2) Emergency Medicine: Patient Quality, Safety, and Flow
    3) Simulation and Standardized Patients (PETA & OSCE) use in Advanced Practice Nursing Education in Advanced Health Assessment (AHA)
    4) Leadership & Advanced Health Assessment Curriculum
    5) Teaching Tool in AHA to improve critical thinking skills

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.

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