During her 20-year career at Akron Children’s Hospital, Ann-Marie Brown, MSN, CCNP-AC/PC, CCRN, has developed a passion for clinical research.
Her recent research efforts have focused on optimizing enteral nutrition support for critically ill infants and children, including a study that demonstrates how a continuous enteral nutrition protocol decreases time to reach goal feeding rates and achieve optimum calories. The results of this study are currently being published in the journal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition.
Many of Brown’s other studies, with topics ranging from the development of a nurse practitioner program in the PICU to the treatment of venous thromboembolism in children, have also been published in scholarly journals and presented at national conferences.
Brown currently serves as adjunct/lead faculty for The University of Akron’s College of Nursing Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program and on the adjunct faculty for Kent State University’s College of Nursing. She is enrolled in a nursing doctoral program to fulfill her dream of a career in nursing research.
“My goal is to remain at Children’s after obtaining my PhD and create a position that is part clinical, part research," Brown said. "I hope to increase not just nurses’ participation in research, but their understanding of the research process and their passion to help answer questions that will allow them to improve patient care.”
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