Professional Bio

Education
  • DNP, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing Aurora, Colorado, 2013
  • Post-Masters Certificate (PMC), Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Health, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Aurora, Colorado, 2011
  • MSN, University of Colorado, College of Nursing, Denver, Colorado, 2003
  • BSN, Indiana University, School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Clinical Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • ACNS-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), August 2011-Present
  • CCNS, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), August 2011-Present
  • BLS/Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA), 1992-Present
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Society for Simulation in Healthcare, November, 2015-Present
  • TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, February 2016
  • PCCN, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), May 2006-2018
  • ACLS/Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA), 1997-2018

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare-Member, 2015-Present
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses-Member, 2006-Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau (local chapter Committee member), 2003-Present

Research and Scholarship

Recent Presentations

Cradick, S.K., Sande, M., Chamberlain, K., & Shakowski, C. (2017, May). Stop, Collaborate and Listen:
Interprofessional simulation for critical care clinicians. Podium session presented at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Houston, TX.

Johnson, L., Knippa, S., Perman, S. & Cradick, S. K. (2017, May). Targeted Temperature Management: An Educational Intervention and Equipment Change to Improve Patient Safety. Poster session presented at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Houston, TX.

Sande, M. and Cradick, S.K. (2017, January). Say Yes to the Dress Rehearsal:  Simulation to Examine New Spaces, Policies, and Care Delivery Systems. Podium session presented at International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.

Moore, J. and Cradick, S.K. (2016, April). Save My Broken Heart: An Innovative Educational Strategy To Implement LVAD Emergency Response. Podium session presented at the 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO.

Cradick, S.K. and Swedhin, A. (2016, April). Three's A Crowd? Meaningful High-Acuity Patient Simulation For A Hospital-Based Education Program. Poster session presented at the 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO.

Cradick, S.K. (2013). Decreasing Unplanned Medical Encounters in Patients with Chronic Indwelling Drains in an Interventional Radiology Department: A Quality Improvement Project (Doctoral Capstone Project). University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO

Cradick, S.K. (2010, March). Initiating clinical scenario-based simulation into hospital nursing education and competency development: RNs appraise their simulation experience. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO.

Cradick, S.K., Monroe, H. and Plylar, P. (2009, March). Advancing Medical Surgical Nursing Practice: Improving Management of the Changing Patient Condition. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO.


Recognition and Awards

Awards

  • Poster Presentation People’s Choice Award, 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO , 2018
  • Poster Presentation 1st place awarded in Evidence-Based Practice, 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO, 2010