The Fascinating Career Path of a Dedicated Nurse Scientist

On episode 428 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Danielle Sarik, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, a dedicated nurse scientist who shares the details of what the facsinating career trajectory of a nurse scientist is all about.

Danielle Altares Sarik, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC is a nurse scientist and pediatric nurse practitioner with expertise in health services and outcomes research. She has cared for patients in China, Botswana, and Nicaragua, in addition to the U.S.

Dr. Sarik’s research focuses on healthcare evaluation, with a particular emphasis on factors impacting safety and health outcomes, healthcare delivery, and the nursing workforce. She is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and a Health Policy and Media Fellow at the George Washington University. She is also an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Institute of Pediatric Nursing.

Dr. Sarik loves connecting with nurses who are interested in starting research, building their evidence-based practice skillset, or exploring health policy issues.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

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