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Rachel Cloutier, MS, RN, ACNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Concentration Lead, Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3091
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3320
Email: cloutierr@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach in the master’s program, primarily in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, focusing on Clinical Procedures and Acute Care didactic coursework. I also teach in the clinical practicum courses of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP concentration and maintain an active practice as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the sarcoma and rare tumors clinic with Massey Cancer Center.

RESEARCH:

My scholarship interests include nutritional status of patients with cancer, symptom management and resiliency in the oncologic setting, and integration of simulation into the classroom to improve learning outcomes.     

SERVICE:

I am an active member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Richmond Region (VCNP), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. I also serve as a volunteer for the VCU Honor Council and on the VCU Library Advisory Committee.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Boston University, Boston MA
    Human Physiology
  • B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing
  • M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Nursing

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioner (VCNP) Donna Campanella Distinguished Nurse Practitioner Award 2019
  • VCNP Doctoral Scholarship Recipient 2019
  • SON LOVE Award (School of Nursing- Living Our Values Everyday) 2019
  • Virginia Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Honorable Mention 2015

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Smith, S., Buchanan, H., & Cloutier, R. (2020). Virginia NP scope of practice: A legislative case study. The Nurse Practitioner, 45(2), 33-37. Doi:10.1097/01.npr.0000651120.61281.12
  • Smith, S., Buchanan, H., & Cloutier, R. (2020). Virginia NP scope of practice: A legislative case study. The Nurse Practitioner, 45(2), 33-37. Doi:10.1097/01.npr.0000651120.61281.12
  • Smith, S., Buchanan, H., & Cloutier, R. (in press). A legislative success story: sharing Virginia’s strategies. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • Starkweather, A. R., Sargent, L., Nye, C., Albrecht, T., Cloutier, R., & Foster, A. (2017). Progressive assessment and competency evaluation (PACE) framework for integrating simulation in nurse practitioner education. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 13 (7), e301-e310.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • April 2022: Hardy, L., Nye, C., Gregory, A., Cloutier, R., & Edler, E. (2022, April). Match day: Engaging and empowering nurse practitioner students in the clinical placement process. Virtual presentation at the Virginia League of Nursing Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • December 2021: Wilson, C., Farmer, M., Cloutier, R., & Willcoxon, L. (2021, December). Nobody fights alone: Coping with cancer webinar. Virtual presentation for the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Birmingham, AL.
  • June 2019: Wilson, C.M., & Cloutier, R. (2019, June). Understanding of Genetic Hereditary Cancers and Identifying Families at Risk. Lecture Presentation to Oncology Nursing Society Richmond Chapter General Meeting, Richmond, VA.
  • April 2019: Cloutier, R., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J. M., Elswick, R. K., Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., & Stegenga, K. (2019, April). Symptom Experiences of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Sarcoma Receiving Myelosuppressive Chemotherapy. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual VCU Graduate Research Symposium, Richmond, VA.
  • February 2019: Cloutier, R., Ameringer, S., Erickson, J. M., Elswick, R. K., Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., & Stegenga, K. (2019, February). Symptom Experiences of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Sarcoma Receiving Myelosuppressive Chemotherapy. Presented in the Top Student Poster Discussion Session at the Southern Nursing Research Society 33rd Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • January 2019: Cloutier, R. & Wilson, C.M. (2019, January). Genetic Screening in Hereditary Cancers for the Primary Care Provider. Lecture Presentation to Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners General Meeting, Richmond, VA.
  • November 2018: Cloutier, R., & Jordan, J. (2018, November). Symptom Management. Lecture presentation to Sarcoma Foundation of America Patient Education Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • April 2015: Community practitioners as instructors: Strengths and challenges in procedural courses. Presented at Research and Evidence-Based Practice Showcase hosted by the Gamma Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International at VCU School of Nursing
  • March 2015: Community practitioners as instructors: Strengths and challenges in procedural courses. (2015). Presented at Odyssey Conference hosted by VCU Health Systems and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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