Melissa Carlucci, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
DNP Program Director
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Building & Room:
845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Carlucci is a graduate of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing and is an ANCC board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She joined the UIC College of Nursing as faculty in 2011 and was previously the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Specialty Director. She teaches in the AGACNP specialty courses and the DNP project courses. She has an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Her clinical area of interest is the sleep disordered breathing and noninvasive ventilation.
Ortiz, M., Kent, D., Carlucci, M., Ricca, P., Zeiher, W., Vanderzwan, K., Betka, A., & Kilroy, S. (2022). Bloom’s Taxonomy: Framing virtual simulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. Advance online publication.
Berta, M., Burt, L., Carlucci, M., & Corbridge, S.J. (2022). Breaking bad news via telehealth simulation training for nurse practitioner students. Journal of Nursing Education, 61(9), 528-532.
Sheth, U., Monson, R.S., Prasad, B., Sahni, A., Matani, S., Mercado, T., Smith, M.A., Carlucci, M.A., Danielson, K.K., & Reutrakul, S. (2021). Association of continuous positive airway pressure compliance with complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 17(8), 1563-1569.
Diegel-Vacek, L. & Carlucci, M. (2020). An innovative virtual poster session for doctor of nursing practice student project presentations. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(12), 697-700.
Sahni, A.S., Carlucci, M., Malik, M., & Prasad, B. (2019). Management of excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy and OSA: Current challenges and future prospects. Nature and Science of Sleep, 11, 241-252.
Carlucci, M., & Thanavaro, J. (2019). Early telemedicine to promote continuous positive airway pressure adherence. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(3), e57-e59.
Corbridge, S.J., Tiffen, J., Carlucci, M., & Zar, F. (2013). Implementation of an interprofessional educational model. Nurse Educator, 38(6), 261-264.
Corbridge, S.J., Corbridge, T., Tiffen, J., & Carlucci, M. (2013). Implementing team-based learning in a nurse practitioner curriculum. Nurse Educator, 38(5), 202-205.
2019, Power of Nursing Leadership Pinnacle Award, University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing
2018, Barbara Berger Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing
2014, The DAISY Faculty Award, University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Saint Louis University, 2017
Master of Science in Nursing: University of Illinois Chicago, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: West Virginia University, 2001
Licensures and Certifications
ANCC board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
State of Illinois Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
Carlucci, M. (2022). Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients with Acute Illness. American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, Orlando, FL.
Berta, M., Burt, L., Carlucci, M., & Corbridge, S.J. (2022). Breaking Bad News via Telehealth Simulation Training for Nurse Practitioner Students. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 48th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Lyons, M., Gali, B., Auckley, D., Mokhlesi, B., Myers, J., Charchaflieh, J., Yilmaz, M., Williams, L., Khan, M., Card, E., Gelfand, B., Pilla, M., Loftsgard, T., Sawyer, A., Matura, L., Carlucci, M., Sahni, A., Glaser, K., Al Ghussain, D., Brock, G., Magalang, U., Pack, A., Rosen, I. (2022). Perceptions of the Need for Perioperative OSA Education: An Interdisciplinary and Multi-Institutional Survey. SLEEP: 36th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, Charlotte, NC.
Carlucci, M., & Hiller, A. (2020). Use of High-Fidelity Simulation to Evaluate Competency of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Students. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
Carlucci, M. (2019). The Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Hospitalized Patients. American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference.
Carlucci, M., & Thanavaro, J. (2019). Early Telemedicine to Promote CPAP Adherence. Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference.