Stacie Hunsaker, MSN
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Stacie Hunsaker is an assistant teaching professor of nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has worked 26 of her 32 years in nursing in emergency departments in the roles of staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, simulation facilitator, and nurse educator. She currently teaches nursing students full time and continues to works regularly scheduled shifts in a level 2 trauma center. Stacie loves teaching healthcare providers and continues to teach in the hospital setting, as well. She maintains board certifications in emergency nursing, pediatric emergency nursing, nursing education, nursing leadership, and simulation healthcare education.

 

Stacie’s background in the strenuous environment of an emergency department led her to pursue graduate research related to burnout and compassion fatigue.  She desires to determine methods that will help mitigate these issues in the nursing workforce.  She has published and presented on this topic many times and hopes to continue to pursue this important work. 

 

A recent interest of Stacie’s is related to her doctorate of nursing practice project at the University of Utah.  She determined there was an opportunity to increase influenza immunization rates for the community by offering them to patients who are being discharged from emergency departments in Intermountain Healthcare. She is excited to share the results of this quality improvement initiative, and is hopeful the project can expand beyond Intermountain Healthcare.