Amy Petrinec, PhD, RN

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Critical Care and Palliative Care Nursing
  • Symptom Management
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Physical and psychological impact of critical illness on patients and their family members
  • Development of symptoms of PTSD and comorbid disorders during and after critical illness
  • Stress and coping in the ICU environment

Awards and Honors

Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) Fellowship, Award Recipient
National Institute of Nursing Research and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Nurse Leader of the Year, Nominee
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital


  • Petrinec, A. & Daly, B. (in press). Post-traumatic stress symptoms in post- ICU family members: review and methodological challenges.Western Journal of Nursing Research.


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Ursuline College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bowling Green State University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University