Colleen McCracken

Colleen McCracken, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CHPN, OCN

  • Clinical Instructor

I became a registered nurse in 2003. I have worked in ortho/trauma, medical/surgical, and hematology/oncology/palliative care acute care settings. My current area of practice is Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Care. I am an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Hospice and Palliative Care Association, serving on various planning committees within the local and national chapters. I am passionate about hospice/palliative care and advance care planning.

Intellectual Contributions

McCracken, C., McAndrew, N.S., Schroeter, K., Klink, K. (2021) Experiences of Moral Distress in Oncology Teams. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), 25(4), E35-E43.doi:10.1188/21.CJON.E35-E43

McAndrew, N.S., McCracken, C., Szabo, A., Narayanan, B., Peltier, W., & Leske, J. (2020) Evaluating the outcomes of an organizational initiative to expand end-of-life resources in ICUs with palliative support tools and floating hospice. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 39(4), 219-235. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000423

McCracken, C. M., & Walczak, K. (2019). Implementing a floating hospice. American Nurse Today, 14(9), 28–33.

Cerns S, McCracken C, Rich C. (2013) Optimizing Adolescent Transition to Adult Care for Sickle Cell Disease. MEDSURG Nursing, 22 (4):255-7.


McCracken, C. Interprofessional Experience of Moral Distress in Oncology Practice. (2021) Invited oral presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 46th Annual Congress April 20-April 29th 2021 in Washington D.C. [Conference changed to virtual in January 2021 due to COVID-19].

McCracken, C. Supporting our Support Staff: End of Life Education for Certified Nursing Assistants. (2020) Invited poster Presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 45th Annual Congress April 29-May 3rd 2020 in San Antonio, Texas [Conference changed to virtual in September 2020 due to COVID-19].

McCracken, C., Walczak, K. Right Care at the Right Time: Implementation of a Hospice. (2018) Invited podium presentation at the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference October 24-26th, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

McCracken, C. Recipe for Success: Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Teaching Tools for Staff. (2017) Invited podium presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 42nd Annual Congress May 4-7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

McCracken, C., Martin, R & Manske, J. CORE: An Oncology Curriculum. (2016) Invited podium presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress April 28-May 1st, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.