Dr. Bettencourt is a pediatric clinical nurse specialist and passionate advocate for nurses and nursing practice. Her primary research focus is implementation science; specifically, exploring the factors influencing the research-to-practice gap in acute and critical care settings, and testing implementation strategies targeting the inter-professional team to improve the uptake of evidence-based care. Her dissertation research examined the association between nurse staffing and the nurse work environment and burn patient mortality.
Amanda Bettencourt, Ph.D., R.N.
Implementation science in pediatric acute care