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Tracye Proffitt, M.S., RN, CNE, CCRN-K

Clinical Assistant Professor
RN to B.S. Coordinator
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3021
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5636
Email: proffitttb@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach in the pre-licensure and RN to B.S. programs. I am the course faculty and clinical coordinator for the Nursing of Adults I in the pre-licensure program, and also teach Advanced Pathophysiological Concepts in the RN to B.S. program.

RESEARCH:

I am a Ph.D. candidate and my research area of interest is health outcomes of intensive care unit survivors.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Greater Richmond Area Chapter of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Southern Nursing Research Society. I currently serve as the Vice President and Governance Chair of the Gamma Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Additionally, I am an active member of the Clinical Education Council at the School of Nursing.

EDUCATION:

  • AAS - Nursing, Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw,  VA
    Nursing
  • BS – Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing
  • MS –  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Adult Health Acute Care

AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Virginia Nurses Association 40 under 40 Honorable Mention recipient, 2015
  • Greater Washington Area Chapter AACN Scholar Scholarship recipient 2005

RESEARCH FUNDED:

  • 2019-2020, Principal Investigator/PhD student, Cognitive impairment, physical impairment, and psychological symptoms in intensive care unit survivors: A pilot study; Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega Chapter Nursing Science and Practice Grant, $3,000, 2019-2020

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • Proffitt, T.B., Salyer, J., Menzies, V. (2018).  ICU delirium health outcomes: A conceptual model, poster presentation.  Southern Nursing Research Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • Proffitt, T.B., Terrell, D., & Johnson, S.C. (2017). Enhancing medication safety in the older adult: Guiding nursing students to apply evidence, poster presentation. Odyssey Conference, Richmond, Va.
  • Proffitt, T.B., Terrell, D., & Johnson, S.C. (2016). Enhancing medication safety in the older adult cardiac patient: Guiding nursing students to apply evidence, poster presentation. Heart Matters Conference, Richmond, Va.
  • Proffitt, T.B., Terrell, D., & Johnson, S.C. (2016). Enhancing medication safety in the older adult: Guiding nursing students to apply evidence, poster presentation. National Gerontological Nursing Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Proffitt, T.B., Salyer, J., Scafide, K.N., Menzies, V. (2016).  Anticipatory advocacy: A conceptual model, poster discussion.  Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Publications:

  • Proffitt, T., & Menzies, V. (2019).  Relationship of symptoms associated with ICU-survivorship:  An integrative literature review. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 53, 60-67.
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