Roxanne Buterakos, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, AG-ACNP-BC
Dr. Buterakos is an Assistant Professor of Graduate Nursing in the School of Nursing. She received her BSN from Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan in 1992. She went on to complete her MSN at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 1995 when she studied to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She went on to complete an Adult Geriatric-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate in 2015 with Madonna University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Madonna University in 2016. She holds board certifications for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She has over 20 years experience as Nurse Practitioner and has worked in Emergency, Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Bariatrics, Burn Trauma, Pediatric Trauma and Surgery, and as a Hospitalist as well. She joined the faculty in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, Flint as adjunct faculty in 2016 and full time faculty in 2017. She is active in many medical and nursing professional organizations.
Dr. Buterakos is support faculty for the Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner clinical track which is a four semester sequence of theory and clinical practicum courses. Dr. Buterakos also teaches NUR 830 Advanced Practice Role Theory. She assists in teaching procedure skills in the skills lab during the student residency.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Buterakos' past research has had focuses on delirium in the ICU and ER, ventilator associated pneumonia in the ICU, in-patient stress ulcer prophylaxis utilization, and the survival rate of penetrating injuries to the chest when cared for by physician extender programs versus traditional programs. Her current research interests is in the utilization of Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Room Critical Care patients.
Dr. Buterakos is currently serving on the Graduate Curriculum Committee. She is going to serve as a faculty member of the Student Chapter of MiCNP at the University of Michigan, Flint. She volunteers with Hurley Medical Center for their Adolescent Heart Screening programs which goes to community high schools and screens for those at risk for sudden cardiac death.