Nancy Crego, PhD, RN, CCRN, CHSE

Dr. Crego is a certified pediatric critical care nurse whose clinical experiences include psychiatric nursing, adult trauma, adult critical care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric critical care transport, and pediatric cardiac intensive care. Dr. Crego earned her BSN and her MSN in Nursing Administration at Barry University (Miami, FL), and she earned her PhD in Nursing at the University of Virginia. She came to the Duke University School of Nursing from the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University, where she coordinated undergraduate courses and lectured on topics such as leadership, quality and transition to professional practice as well as care of infants and children. She was recognized for her innovative teaching methods and selected as a Teaching, Learning and Technologies Fellow of the Georgetown University Center for New Designs In Learning and Scholarship.


Dr. Crego’s dissertation research utilized the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database to discover sedation practices and examine the influence of different types of sedation providers on adverse events during pediatric sedation; examined the current state of nursing sedation regulation in the US; and made recommendations for evidence-based practice guidelines. Her dissertation, Factors Influencing Pediatric Sedation Safety, received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for 2013.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Education
  • PhD - University of Virginia
  • MSN - Barry University
  • BSN - Barry University
Research Interests
Areas of research interest:
• Patient Safety
• Quality Improvement
• Pediatrics
• Sedation
• Health Services Research
• Health Disparities
• Nursing Education
• Simulation
• Team Dynamics (communication and collaboration)
Awards and Honors
  • 2016 || SciComm Fellow, Duke Initiative for Science & Society
  • 2014 || Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for 2013, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • 2014 || Excellence in Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Tau Chapter
  • 2012 || Teaching, Learning and Technologies Fellow, Georgetown University Center for New Designs In Learning and Scholarship
  • 2007 || Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program, University of Virginia
  • 2004 || Chapter Communication Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 2004 || President’s Chapter Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 1988 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
Areas of Interest
Pediatric sedation
Health services research
Health disparities
Simulation in nursing education
Representative Publications
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25530734 -- Crego, N. Pediatric Sedation: Using Secondary Data to Describe Registered Nurse Practice in Radiology. J Radiol Nurs. December, 2014 33(4); 166-180.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12233969 -- Cohen, S. S. and Crego, N. and Cuming, R. G. and Smyth, M. The synergy model and the role of clinical nurse specialists in a multihospital system. Am J Crit Care. 11(5); 436-46.
  • 2015 -- Crego, N. Procedural sedation practice: A review of current nursing standards Journal of Nursing Regulation. April, 2015 6(1); 50-56.
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Factors Influencing Safety in Sedated Children
    NINR Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award
    1 F31 NR0104262-01A1
    01/2008 to 03/2009
    Role: PI
    Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award for dissertation research on factors influencing safety in pediatric sedation.
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