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Tracye Proffitt, MS, RN, CNE

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

TracyeProffitt

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 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. 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

RESEARCH FUNDED:

  • 2020-2022, Co-Investigator/PhD candidate, Postintensive care syndrome in medical intensive care unit survivors; Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, $5,000, 2020-2022
  • 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
  • 2019-2022, Principal Investigator/PhD candidate, Cognitive impairment, physical impairment, and psychological symptoms in intensive care unit survivors: A pilot study; Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, $10,000, 2019-2021

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Lastrapes, K., Dang, M., Cassel, J. B., Orr, T., Proffitt, T., & Del Fabbro, E. (2021). Delirium documentation in hospitalized pediatric patients with cancer. Palliative & supportive care, 19(3), 283-286. https://doi.org/10.1017/S147895152100017 
  • Proffitt, T., & Menzies, V. (2019).  Relationship of symptoms associated with ICU-survivorship:  An integrative literature review. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 53, 60-67.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • February 2022 (abstract accepted)/Poster Presentation: Proffitt, T., Menzies, V., Grap, M.J., Orr, T., & Thacker, L. Cognitive impairment, physical impairment, and psychological symptoms in intensive care unit survivors: A pilot study. Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA 
  • 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.
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