faculty profile

Courtney Cook   DNP, ACNP-BC

Associate Professor


Dr. Cook teaches in the MSN program (AG-ACNP Specialty) and is a DNP advisor. Her academic interests include Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (N6102), Advanced Health Assessment Lab/Simulation (N6105), and Advanced Critical Care Concepts for the AGACNP Intensivist (N6149). Her clinical background includes: 

  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Centennial Medical Center (current)

  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, University of North Carolina Healthcare System (2010-2014)

  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2014-2018)

During her tenure at UNC Hospital, she was clinical faculty with UNC Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Through this experience, she became motivated to pursue doctoral study in order to contribute to teaching future generations of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.


  • DNP, Vanderbilt University
  • MSN, Yale University (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty)
  • BSN, Clemson University

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Temperature targeted therapy/Induced hypothermia
  • Healthcare quality
  • Ethics in critical care
  • Simulation as a tool for professional skills training

Representative Publications


Shifrin, MS & Cook, CJ. (2019). ?Transforming Nurse Practitioner Education: The Inclusion of Former Intensive Care Unit Patients, Family, and Significant Others into an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum?. Poster Presentation-American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Indianapolis, IN.

Janicik, A, Cook, CJ.  (2018) ?Translating Research Into Practice: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and the Advent of Immunotherapy,?-abstract for Oncology Nurse Society (ONS) 43rd Annual Congress

Cook, CJ. (2018). "Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship: A Model to Support Nursing Education Development"-Nurse Educator-in press

Cook, CJ. (2017). "The Emergency Nurse Practitioner Board Certification"-Journal of Emergency Nursing-in press

Jones, MP & Cook, CJ. (2017)."The SI-Gap: How British Units Are Impeding Advances in STEM"-in press

Cook, CJ. (2017). "Induced Hypothermia in Neurocritical Care: A Review"- Journal of Neuroscience Nursing; 49(1): 5-11.

Bailey, B, Cook CJ, Kapu A (2016) Implementation of a Critical Care Ultrasonography Workshop for Advanced Practice Providers, Critical Care Medicine, 44(1):171.

Cook, CJ. (2016). "Lumbar Puncture-Adult." Lippincott Procedures Ebook.

Cook, CJ. (2015) "Applications of Induced Hypothermia in Neurocritical Care and Management of Shivering," presented at Wilson Shephard Education Associates Conference. Transforming Healthcare: Best Practices

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Nursing Society