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Darlene Lovasik, MN, RN, CCRN, CNRN

Darlene Lovasik is the Advanced Practice Nurse for the Inpatient Abdominal Transplant units at UPMC Presbyterian, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She received her BSN from Penn State University and her MN from the University of Pittsburgh. Darlene has been a nurse for 34 years, CCRN-certified for 22 years, and CNRN-certified for 27 years. She has given oral and poster presentations on abdominal transplant topics in the Pittsburgh area, regionally at the SEPA AACN Trends Conference in Philadelphia, and nationally at the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) Annual Symposiums, and the National Teaching Institute (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses annual meetings). She has published 21 journal articles/book chapters on neurologic, trauma and transplant topics. Darlene is President of the Golden Triangle Chapter, ITNS.