- 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.
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.