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Rachell Ekroos, Family Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

RachellAnnEkroosPhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC, FAAN

Family Nurse Practitioner Las Vegas, NV

Community Health, Public Health, Research

Action through multidisciplinary collaboration, research, education, and policy reform.

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  • Rachell Ekroos is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally as a forensic nursing leader, particularly for her impact in the areas of clinical services for people affected by violence, multidisciplinary responses to violence, and ethics. Dr. Ekroos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She is a respected nurse leader whose work is grounded in the core values of personal, professional, and organizational integrity, accountability, respect for persons, and moral courage.

    Having served as a clinical forensic resource and consultant to numerous organizations and government entities, Dr. Ekroos contributes as an adviser or subject matter expert on local, regional, national, and international committees. Her areas of expertise include sexual violence, intimate partner violence, interpersonal violence, multidisciplinary response to violence, and ethics. In addition, she has specialized expertise in the areas of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and technology-enabled crimes against children.

    Dr. Ekroos is committed to achieving excellence through innovative strategies and best practices. Through her analytical approach to solution development, she has enacted effective strategies across diverse business models including for-profit, non-profit, academic, and government agencies. Dr. Ekroos maintains a continued commitment to advancing evidence-based practices across the multidisciplinary teams responding to violence or mass disaster and increasing access to services for populations affected by violence.

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonDoctorate, 2016
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonPost-Masters Certificate, 2008
  • Clarkson College of Nursing
    Clarkson College of NursingMasters, 2004
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesBSN, Nursing, 2000

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Academy of Nursing
  • Distinguished Fellow International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Inductee Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
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Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
    Distinguished Fellow
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • American Nurses Association
  • Nevada Nurses Association
  • Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • Western Institute of Nursing

Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

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  • Over 75 professional, invited, and other presentations 
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    Local, state, regional, national, and international
  • Exploring forensic nursing ethics and practice: Roles, loyalties, and photodocumentation practices 
    R. Ekroos, Disertation
    Research Works Archive, University of Washington Library, Seattle
  • Pediatric sexual assault: E-learning module 
    Faugno, D.K., Mitchell, S. A., Ekroos, R. A., & Speck, P. M.
    Evidentia Publishing: Amrsterdam, Netherlands

Grant Support

  • Over 2.1M in funded support.Please contact for more information.Present