Arlene Pericak

Arlene Pericak
Associate Professor
Foggy Bottom Campus
1919 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
[email protected]

Dr. Arlene Pericak has had a career of over 20 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner (across the life span) and educator of nurse practitioner students. She is engaged in interprofessional educational opportunities for students. Her scholarship is embedded in the science of teaching and on nurse practitioner practice autonomy.

Current Research

Research interests include best practices in educating nurse practitioner students and autonomy and scope of practice issues for practicing nurse practitioners.


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, MSN (FNP) — 1988

University of Massachusetts, BSN (Magna Cum Laude) — 1984


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


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