Arlene Pericak

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Arlene Pericak


Associate Professor


Office Phone: (202) 994-3579

Dr. Arlene Pericak has had a career of over 30 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner (across the lifespan) and educator of nurse practitioner students. Dr. Pericak has expertise in curriculum development and innovative educational strategies and uses her skills to coordinate large NP on-line clinical and didactic courses. Her scholarship ranges from predicting success for NP students, NP autonomy and job satisfaction, burn out and students' perception of clinical faculty site visits and wellness initiatives for students. In addition, she is interested in online simulation education for NP students. She is a fellow (FAANP) in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a recipient of the National Educator award (NONPF) and finalist for the GW Bender teaching award. 

  • NONPF Educator of the Year Award (April 2016)
  • Bender Teaching Award Finalist, George Washington University (2016)
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, AANP (June 2015)
  • Research interests include best practices in educating nurse practitioner students and autonomy and scope of practice issues for practicing nurse practitioners.
  • Whitt, K. J., Allen, C. L., Hogg, C. W., Pericak, A., Beebe, S., Braungart, C., Knestrick, J., Harrod, T., & McNelis, A. M. (2024). The use of electronic health records in advanced practice nursing education: a scoping review. Journal of Professional Nursing, 50, 83–94.
  • Accepted (10/16): Park J, Athey E, Pericak A, Pulcini J, Greene J. (2016). To what extent are state scopes of practice laws related to nurse practitioners’ day-to-day practice autonomy? Medical Care Research and Review
  • Accepted but in revision (10/16): Pericak, A., Graziano, M. McNelis, A. (2016). The value of faculty site visit evaluations in Nurse Practitioner Education: the students’ perspective. Journal of Nursing Education
  • Athey, E. K., Leslie, M. S., Briggs, L. A., Park, J., Falk, N. L., Pericak, A., El-Banna, M. M. and Greene, J. (2016). How important are autonomy and work setting to nurse practitioners’ job satisfaction? Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28: 320–326. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12292 
  • Pericak, A. (2015). Diagnosing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Using the DSM-5 Criteria. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11 (2), 274 – 275.
  • El-Banna M., Briggs L., Leslie M., Athey E., Pericak A., Falk N., Greene J. (2015). Does Prior RN Clinical Experience Predict Academic Success in Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs? J Nurs Educ. 54(5) 276-280. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150417-05
  • The State University of New York at Albany – Doctor of Arts in Humanistic Studies (2010)
    • Major in Sociology; Minor in Women’s Studies
  • University of Pennsylvania – Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate (1995)
  • University of Lowell – Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (1988)
  • University of Massachusetts – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Magna Cum Laude) (1984)
  • Health Care Simulation
  • Other
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Workforce Burnout
  • Woo
  • Achiever
  • Communication
  • Positivity
  • Activator