Patricia Cullen PhD RN CPNP-PCProfessor of Nursing and Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs

Dr. Cullen is Professor and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Nursing at Regis University and has been a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for more than 40 years. During her tenure at Regis University she has also served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board in addition to her academic duties. She serves as the lead of the graduate nursing programs at Regis University and developed and implemented the first family nurse practitioner program serving rural Colorado.

Dr. Cullen also served as the Vice President of the Colorado State Board of Nursing, Chair of the Discipline Panel, and represented the Board on the Governor-appointed Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH) from 2009-2015. Her contributions to the Task Force were instrumental in achieving full independent practice authority for advanced providers in the state. In the area of research, Dr. Cullen has been an investigator in the Children’s Oncology Group, the NCI-sponsored pediatric clinical trials group, since 1981. In that capacity she has served as the Vice-Chair of the Nursing Discipline, has served as the nurse investigator on multiple pediatric cancer clinical trials focusing on the care and treatment of children with central nervous system tumors, and has many publications covering treatment advances in this area and the late effects of radiation therapy on functional status, behavior, executive function, and quality of life. She is currently serving as Project Director for HRSA Grant (A Rural Colorado Collaborative to Expand and Integrate Behavioral Healthcare). Dr. Cullen has been the recipient of the Doris Beister Leadership Award from Sigma Theta Tau international, the Lederle Oncology Nurse Practitioner Practice Award, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2017 State Award for Excellence, the Sustained Scholarship Award, and most recently received Publication of the Year Award from Regis University.

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Regis University
Denver, Colorado