faculty profile

Megan Shifrin   DNP, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Coordinator, AGACNP Intensivist Focus

Bio

Dr. Megan Shifrin is an Assistant Professor in Nursing in the Adult-Gerontologic Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program and is the coordinator of the AGACNP Intensivist Focus. She has a strong clinical background in the critical care management of both adult trauma and cardiothoracic surgery patient populations. Her research interests include interdisciplinary end-of-life patient management in intensive care unit settings.

Education

  • DNP, Chatham University
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Acute Care NP)
  • BS, Bryan College

Representative Publications

Journals

Bernard, AE; Karlekar, MB; Hixon, RJ, Shifrin, MM. (Submitted). Palliative Care to You (PC2U): A Pilot Intervention to Improve Perceived Confidence and Ability to Utilize Palliative Care Communication Strategies in Oncology Nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Smith, RE, Shifrin, MM. (Submitted). Critical Care Considerations in Adult Patients with Influenza-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Critical Care Nurse.

Shifrin, MM, Widmar SB, Ashby, NE. (2019). Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse Student Perceptions of Rapid Response Team Simulations. Journal of Nursing Simulation, 26(C), 32-40. https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.09.006

Shifrin, MM. (August 2016). An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to End-of-Life Nursing Education in Intensive Care Units. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 18(4), 342-348; DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000254

Shifrin, MM, Widmar SB. (March 2016). Platelet inhibitors. Nursing Clinics of North America, 51(1), 29-43, doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2015.10.004.

Book Chapters

Shifrin, MM, Hickman RL. (2018). Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms. In Hickman, Alfes, & Fitzpatrick (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Critical and Emergency Care Nursing. Springer. IBSN: 978-0826131096

Shifrin, MM. (2016). Type A Aortic Dissection. In Burns & Delgado (Eds.) Acute and Critical Care Nursing: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0071849548

Shifrin, MM. (2016). Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis. In Burns & Delgado (Eds.) Acute and Critical Care Nursing: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0071849548

Representative Presentations

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

Sept 2018 - Cardiogenic Shock: What Every Critical Care Provider Needs to Know
ACNP and PA Critical Care Boot Camp, Nashville, TN

Jan 2018 - Innovation in Intraprofessional Simulations: AGACNP Student Perceptions of Intradisciplinary High-Fidelity RRT Simulations
18th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA

Jan 2018 - Simulation for New Nurses: Nursing Student Perceptions of Intradisciplinary High-Fidelity RRT Simulations
18th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA

Sept 2017 - Etiologies, Diagnoses, and Management of Acute Right and Left Heart Failure
ACNP and PA Critical Care Boot Camp, Nashville, TN

Sept 2016 - Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes (NSTE-ACS) in 2016: A Focused Review of the Current Guidelines and Literature
ACNP and PA Critical Care Boot Camp, Nashville, TN

Sept 2015 - Advanced Heart Failure Management in Critical Care Settings
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
ACNP and PA Critical Care Boot Camp, Nashville, TN

Sept 2014 - New Advances in Advanced Heart Failure Management
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
ACNP and PA Critical Care Boot Camp, Nashville, TN

Sept 2014 - Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures and Potential Problems
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Progressive Care Pathways Conference, Nashville, TN

Sept 2014 - The Advanced Pulmonary Assessment
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Progressive Care Pathways Conference, Nashville, TN

Sept 2013 - Mechanical Circulatory Support in Advanced Heart Failure
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Conference, Nashville, TN

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

March 2018 - Bernard, AE; Karlekar, MB; Hixson, RJ; Shifrin, MM. Empowering Key Players: A Pilot Intervention to Improve Nurses' Perceived Confidence and Ability to Utilize Palliative Care Communication Strategies.
2018 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, Boston, MA

Jan 2018 - Shifrin, MM; Ashby, NE; Widmar, SB. Nursing Student Perceptions of Intradisciplinary High-Fidelity RRT Simulations.
18th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA

April 2017 - Shifrin, MM; Widmar, SB. Cardiovascular Indications for Platelet Inhibitors in Adult.
National Conference for Nurse Practitioners 2017, Nashville, TN

April 2017 - Shifrin, MM; Rummel, CM. Drug-Associated Electrolyte Derangements in the Adult: Critical Practice Essentials for Nurse Practitioners.
National Conference for Nurse Practitioners 2017, Nashville, TN

June 2016 Shifrin, MM; Widmar, SB. Cardiovascular Indications for Platelet Inhibitors in Adult.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 National Conference, San Antonio, TX

May 2016 - Shifrin, MM. End-of-Life Nursing Education in Intensive Care Units: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute, New Orleans, LA

May 2016 - Shifrin, MM; Widmar, SB; Ashby, NE; Nelson, JE. Breaking Bad News: A Novel Approach to Communication Training in AGACNP Intensivist Students.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute, New Orleans, LA

April 2016 - Shifrin, MM; Widmar, SB; Ashby, NE; Nelson, JE. Breaking Bad News: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Simulation-Based Communication Training in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Intensivist Students.
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Seattle, WA

Oct 2015 - Shifrin, MM; Widmar, SB; Ashby, NE; Nelson, JE. Breaking Bad News: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Simulation-Based         Communication Training in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Intensivist Students. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

May 2015 - Shifrin, MM. End-of-Life Nursing Education in Intensive Care Units: An Evidence-Based Approach.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN  

Sept 2014 - Shifrin, MM. Methods for Improving of End-of-Life Nursing Education in Intensive Care Unit Settings.
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses

Honors/Awards

  • Nurse of the Year (Graduate Student) - March of Dimes, 2014