Meet Amazing APRN Tracy Schwab


Tracy is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care NP and joined OAAPN knowing that she wanted to help improve practice for all APRNs and be active in policy change. In addition to practicing in cardiac critical care for nine years, she has held positions in home healthcare, post-anesthesia care, electroconvulsive therapy, and as adjunct clinical faculty for Cuyahoga Community College. Tracy’s specialty is in heart/lung transplant and mechanical circulatory support.


Recently, Tracy had an amazing opportunity to travel to Vienna, Austria to present research at the European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure 2018 & World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. Tracy writes: “On behalf of the Advanced Heart Failure group at UH, it was my pleasure to share our work on Neurocognitive Deficits in Cardiogenic Shock Are Not Acutely Reversed with Hemodynamic Optimisation. As this research is in its infancy, I look forward to the progression and discoveries we continue to make.”


To read more about this research project, please go to the European Society of Cardiology Journal. Tracy is a nurse practitioner in cardiology in the heart failure intensive care unit at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and is also the secretary on OAAPN’s Board of Directors. She is an Amazing APRN!


At OAAPN we want to exemplify a feeling of encouragement and support, because when we support each other as a profession we become unstoppable! As advanced practice registered nurses we need to build each other up and celebrate our accomplishments. If you are Amazing (which we know you are) or would like to submit a story of an “Amazing APRN” you know, please do! We would love to celebrate them!