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Beth A. Quatrara

Assistant Professor
Clinical Co-Director
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
McLeod 4056
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Dr Quatrara earned her BSN from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and both her MSN and DNP from the University of Virginia School of Nursing.  She is board certified both as a medical surgical RN and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and she holds a certificate of training in Adult Malnutrition.  She has a rich clinical background in acute and progressive care.  She is a seasoned clinician with a practice portfolio that includes trauma, general surgery, surgical oncology and digestive health.  As the UVA Medical Center’s Director of Nursing Research, Dr. Quatrara led numerous clinical research and evidence based practice projects to improve patient care outcomes.  She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, where she served as a volunteer certification exam item-writer.  She is also the Clinical Representative to the interprofessional Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition and currently edits the journal column, Nutrition to Improve Outcomes.  She is published in a variety of journals on a myriad of clinical topics, and has written chapters for a number of widely-used advanced practice nursing texts.  She is a national-level speaker on topics of Digestive Health, Nutrition and Clinical Research.

Improving Clinical Processes through a Surgery Resident and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Student Led Interprofessional QI Teamwork Project
Source: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
June 01, 2019 – May 31, 2020
NR-Pediatric Platelet Administration
Source: The Daisy Foundation
February 01, 2016 – March 31, 2018
NR A Randomized, Controlled Trial Assessing the Use of the Skin IQ Microclimate Manager for Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Source: ArjoHuntleigh, Inc.
July 20, 2015 – July 19, 2016
GCNL 5130: Clin Prac & Decis-Making: Nursing Care of Adults w/ Common Health Problems
Credits: 3
This course provides students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide safe and effective nursing care to adults experiencing acute illness. Clinical experiences in acute care settings focus on applying the principles of family-centered care and offer opportunities to provide nursing care focusing on health promotion as well as health protection and recovery from illness. Prereqs: GNUR 6010 & GCNL 5110.
GNUR 6010: Advanced Pathophysiology
Credits: 4
Selected physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms in health and disease. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 6993: Independent Master's Study
Credits: 1–4
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 7311: AG ACCNS Practicum I
Credits: 5
The CNS I Practicum focuses on the acquisition of expert clinical knowledge in an adult-gerontology acute care specialty population, with care provided to adolescents (if emancipated minors), young adults, older adults, and the frail older adult  from wellness to illness across the acute care continuum. This Practicum introduces the CNS core competencies and is foundational to the full implementation of the competencies in CNS Practicum II. Prerequisite: GNUR 6020 and 6310; Co-requisite: GNUR 6315.
GNUR 7313: AG ACCNS Practicum II
Credits: 5
This synthesis practicum validates the expert knowledge, clinical skills and practice of the CNS student. The focus is to integrate the key CNS role components of direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, ethical decision making, and research. It is in this final practicum that the student's practice will be evaluated according to the CNS core competencies. Prerequisites: GNUR 7311
GNUR 9020: Selected Topics
Credits: 1–3
Advanced level individual study of self-selected topics under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
GNUR 9600: DNP Practicum
Credits: 1–9
DNP practicum builds upon master's level advanced nursing competencies by supporting the DNP students' transition to expert doctoral nursing practice and students' achievement of AACN DNP Essentials and DNP-APRN Competencies. Students are expected to advance to a higher level of expertise and demonstrate leadership in practice and scholarship.
GNUR 9610: DNP Practicum I: Development of the Scholary Practice Project Proposal
Credits: 1–4
This course is the first of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. Students finalize the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9620: DNP Practicum II: Implementation of the Scholarly Practice Project
Credits: 1–4
This course is the second of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum II students implement the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9630: DNP Practicum III: Evaluation and Dissemination of the Scholarly Pratice
Credits: 1
This course is the third of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 56 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum III, students evaluate and disseminate their scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9997: DNP Research
Credits: 1–12
Students register for GNUR 9997 until DNP Scholarly Practice Project is complete.
GNUR 9998: Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
Students register for GNUR 9998 concurrently with course work until the dissertation proposal is successfully defended. Credits from non-topical research are not counted in the total program hours of credit. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty advisor.

AMSN President’s Award, Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (2017)

Suzi Burns Evidence Based Practice Award, University of Virginia Medical Center’s Professional Nursing Staff Organization (2014)

Sigma Theta Tau Nancy Hilt Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Beta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at the University of Virginia (2013)

Margaret G. Tyson Innovative Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Alumni Association (2011)

Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing (2011)

Anne Pollock Hemmings Clinical Excellence Fellow, University of Virginia School of Nursing (2010)