Becky S. Cook, DNP, PNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Trauma Services

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-7157

Fax 513-636-3827


Role of the nurse practitioner; quality of life

Becky Cook, DNP, APRN, CPNP, is a trauma nurse practitioner at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Prior to this position, Becky worked as a nurse practitioner in Same Day Surgery for one year and case manager for Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Becky's responsibilities include coordinating and managing the care for traumatically injured children and providing education services for patients and families. She assists in monitoring the PI system for trauma services, including outcomes and system / process issues. Becky also provides and coordinates educational opportunities for staff nurses, surgical residents, social workers and child life specialists with regards to trauma.

Becky participates in multiple trauma-related committees, such as Trauma Resuscitation and Trauma Psychosocial Team. She is also a member of the Magnet Steering Committee and co-chairs the Society of Trauma Nurses Advance Practice Special Interest Group.

BSN/MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

DNP: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

View PubMed Publications

Rangel EL, Cook BS, Bennett BL, Shebesta K, Ying J, Falcone RA. Eliminating disparity in evaluation for abuse in infants with head injury: use of a screening guideline. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1229-34.

Cook BS, Ricketts CD, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Effect of safety education on classmates of injured children: a prospective clinical trial. J Trauma Nurs. 2006 Jul-Sep;13(3):96-101. 

Schweer LH, Cook BS, Bivens K, Van Kuiken D, Garcia VF, Falcone Jr RA. Family perception: Quality of life following a child's traumatic injury. J Trauma Nurs. 2006 Jan-Mar;13(1):6-14.

Cook RS, Schweer L, Shebesta KF, Hartjes K, Falcone RA Jr. Mild traumatic brain injury in children: Just another bump on the head? J Trauma Nurs. 2006 Apr-Jun;13(2):1-5.

Shebesta KF, Cook B, Rickets C, Schweer L, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Pediatric trauma nurse practitioners increase bedside nurses' satisfaction with pediatric trauma patient care. J Trauma Nurs. 2006 Apr-Jun;13(2):14-19.

Fanta K, Cook B, Falcone RA Jr, Rickets C, Schweer L, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Pediatric nurse practitioners provide excellent care with superior patient satisfaction for injured children. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan; 41:277-281.