Aditi Rao, PhD, MSN, BSN
Director of Nursing Practice at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Aditi Rao is currently working as the Director of Nursing Practice at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System. She also serves as the Magnet Program Director at Penn Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In the past, Dr. Rao has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. Rao, as a nurse scientist, has a strong focus on research. Her dissertation examined the influence of network characteristics and support structures on turnover intention among nursing home directors of nursing. Her other research areas include workforce development and the care of older adults.
Rao, A. D., Kumar, A., & McHugh, M. (2016). Better Nurse Autonomy Decreases the Odds of 30‐Day Mortality and Failure to Rescue. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
Rao, A. D., Preston, A. M., Strauss, R., Stamm, R., & Zalman, D. C. (2016). Risk Factors Associated With Pressure Ulcer Formation in Critically Ill Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Systematic Review. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 43(3), 242-247.
Rao, A., Otto, M., Newton, A., Trotta, R., & FitzPatrick, K. (2015, March). Nurses’ Beliefs About Professional Nursing Peer Review: A Pilot Elicitation Study Framed by the Theory of Planned Behavior. In NURSING RESEARCH(Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. E103-E104).
Rao, A., & Evans, L. (2015). The role of directors of nursing in cultivating nurse empowerment. Online Ann Longterm Care, 23, 4.