Ann Spence earned a BSN from Michigan State University and a MSN in Parent Child Nursing from the University of Michigan. A DNP was obtained from Duquesne University. Dr. Spence is an Assistant Professor in Carlow graduate nursing leadership and DNP programs, with primary teaching responsibilities in evidence based practice, research and leadership courses. Her experience includes positions as a neonatal clinical nurse specialist, quality specialist, and director. She has been responsible for operations in multiple critical care units and oncology and bone marrow transplant units, as well as general medical acute care pediatrics. She has led professional development programs from bedside nurses, initiated a hospital-based nursing bone marrow transplant fellowship program, and has served as a chair for the hospital based central line committee, monitor task force, and Magnet advisor. Dr. Spence was elected as the local chapter president for the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses in 2014 and currently is a member of the awards committee as well as a member of the board for the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Her research interests include medication safety, central line infection prevention, and self-care for nurses.
Skin Care Team in the Pediatric ICU, A model for Excellence CCN 2008; 28 (2): 125-135
Story Board: Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opiates in Children; CHCA collaborative May 2007.
Pain Control In Children with Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis. CHCA Race for Results December 07.
Surgical Infection Prevention: CHCA collaborative, November 2006
Assessing Postoperative Pain in Neonates: A multicenter observational study, Peds Vol 118 No4, October 2006 ppe992-e1000.
ED to Inpatient Transfer, Child Health Initiative, November 2004