American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN

After completing my master’s degree, I transitioned from clinical ICU nursing to teaching critical care at the undergraduate nursing level. During these experiences, I identified the family members of intensive care unit patients as a population who often has untoward psychological symptoms during the patient’s ICU admission. My dissertation work focused on the stress and coping of family members during and after a patient’s ICU hospitalization.

Kristine Jacobson, MSN, RN, CCNS, CNRN, ANVP

This is my first semester teaching at Kent State University. I achieved my BSN ('02) and MSN ('06) from Kent State University. I am a certified acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist. I also hold a certificate to prescribe and certification as a neuroscience registered nurse. I have also completed a fellowship as an advanced neurovascular practitioner.  My 10-year advanced practice career has mostly centered around neurology, neurocritical care, trauma, and general critical care. My special areas of interest have included stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, RN

Dr. Denise McEnroe-Petitte has been a registered nurse since 1978.  She has worked in a variety of roles and settings including:  Coronary Care and Stepdown Unit, Intensive Care, Emergency Department, Skilled Nursing Home, Home Health, Manager of a Cardiovascular Physician Group, Management Roles in the Hospital, and Nursing Education.  Her primary areas of interest includes cardiovascular nursing with emphasis on heart failure.  She has been the facilitator of a heart failure support group for the past 16 years for patients and their caregivers.  In her educational role, Dr.