Regina Prusinski, DNP

Regina Prusinski



Science Center 436D

Associate Professor; FNP Director and Graduate Nursing Director
Department of Nursing

Nursing Professor since obtaining a DNP in 2013 from OSU, teaching at all levels within the nursing programs with a focus on critical care and pediatrics. Clinical practitioner at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit since 2007.


  • DNP, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • Post Masters, Otterbein University, 2018. Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN, Duke University, 2006. Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2005

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Team based learning
  • Congenital cardiac patient care
  • Communication
  • Teaching transition from clinical practice to primarily education


  • "A Map for Successful CCNE Accreditation," Co-author, Journal of Professional Nursing, 2017 Prusinski, R. (2016).
  • Congestive Heart Failure [Pediatric Learning Solutions web-based course deployed by Children's Hospital Association],
  • “Bridging the Gap from Clinical Expert to Academic Educator,” Co-author, PNEG Conference Abstract, 2016
  • “Results of a Feeding Protocol in Patients Undergoing the Hybrid Procedure,” Co-author, Pediatric Cardiology, 2016
  • Pediatric Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of the Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Resources Required to Care for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients in a Pediatric Hospital, Poster Presentation, International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference, May 2014 and Ohio Society of Pediatric Nurses, September 2014
  • “ABG’s and Ventilator Management,” Guest lecture, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2012-2017
  • “Cardiorespiratory Assessment,” Guest lecture, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2012
  • Mosier, R. (2012). Immunological and rheumatologic disorders. In Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Affiliations & Awards

  • PNCB 2006-current
  • AANC 2018-current
  • Nursing Pediatric Society of Ohio
  • Adjunct Faculty Status, The Ohio State University, 2016
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2006
  • Santa Fillamina Honor Society, 2001-2003
Awards and Scholarships
  • Nominated for New Faculty of the Year, Otterbein University, 2017
  • Nursing Faculty Loan 2012-2013
  • Nursing Preceptor 2011 Award, The Ohio State University, 2011
  • Who’s Who Among American Professional Women, 2006
  • Linda Odom Scholarship, Duke University School of Nursing 2005-2006