Amanda Bettencourt is a third-year predoctoral fellow at CHOPR. She holds a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Florida, a BSN from UNC Chapel Hill, and a MSN as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist from Johns Hopkins University. 

Selected Publications:

  • Bettencourt, A., Gorman, M. (In Press, 2017). Pediatric Burn Care. In Slota, P., AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing. 3rd edition. Springer, NY.

  • Bettencourt, A., Mullen, J. (2016). Delirium in Children: Identification, Prevention and Management. Critical Care Nurse 37 (3), e3-e9.

Background and Research Focus

Amanda worked most recently as the system-wide pediatric clinical nurse specialist at UF Health Shands Children’s hospital in Gainesville, Florida and as the nurse manager for Acute Care Services at the Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her past research and publication areas include healthy work environments, patient safety, acute burn care, fluid resuscitation, delirium, pain management, and moral distress. She is currently the pediatric quality improvement editor for the AACN journal, Critical Care Nurse.  She plans to study the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes, with a focus in the areas of pediatrics and burn care.