Melissa Carlucci, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty 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 became Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Specialty Director in 2014. 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 diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea.
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. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.9248
Kim, J.S., & Carlucci, M. (2021). Reducing unnecessary head CTs in an adult emergency department. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.12.017
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
Carlucci, M. The Nuts and Bolts of Sleep Studies and PAP Devices. American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, 2020
Carlucci, M., & Hiller, A. Use of High-Fidelity Simulation to Evaluate Competency of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Students. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2020
Carlucci, M. The Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Hospitalized Patients. American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, 2019
Carlucci, M., & Thanavaro, J. Early Telemedicine to Promote CPAP Adherence. Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference, 2019
Research Currently in Progress
Medical Residents and Advanced Practice Providers Perceptions in Managing Perioperative Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Multi-Institutional Survey