Nancy Crego
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. Crego is a certified pediatric critical care nurse whose clinical experiences include psychiatric nursing, adult trauma, adult critical care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric critical care transport, and pediatric cardiac intensive care. Dr. Crego earned her BSN and her MSN in Nursing Administration at Barry University (Miami, FL), and she earned her PhD in Nursing at the University of Virginia. She came to the Duke University School of Nursing from the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University, where she coordinated undergraduate courses and lectured on topics such as leadership, quality and transition to professional practice as well as care of infants and children. She was recognized for her innovative teaching methods and selected as a Teaching, Learning and Technologies Fellow of the Georgetown University Center for New Designs In Learning and Scholarship.


Dr. Crego’s dissertation research utilized the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database to discover sedation practices and examine the influence of different types of sedation providers on adverse events during pediatric sedation; examined the current state of nursing sedation regulation in the US; and made recommendations for evidence-based practice guidelines. Her dissertation, Factors Influencing Pediatric Sedation Safety, received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for 2013. She is on the board of the Society for Pediatric Sedation and is also interested in opioid misuse in early childhood.
She is interested in health disparities and is involved in research on chronic pediatric illness and the influence of health care provider communication on disparities in care particularly on Sickle Cell Disease patients.  She is currently a co-investigator on two grants on Sickle Cell Disease.

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