Stacy Demitropoulos, DNP, R.N., OCN

Assistant Professor
Demitropulos, Stacy


Dr. Demitropoulos is a proud University of Nevada, Reno graduate. She graduated in 2004 from the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her first job as a nurse was on a Medical/Oncology Unit at a local hospital. While working as a new nurse, she decided to continue her studies at Orvis to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Educator and graduated in 2007. She fell in love with the Oncology field and became certified in Chemotherapy and Biotherapy in 2010 and an Oncology Certified Nurse in 2012. In 2010, she started teaching at the Orvis School of Nursing on a letter of appointment basis until 2013 when she joined the Orvis School of Nursing as full-time faculty. In addition to teaching at Orvis, Dr. Demitropoulos continues to practice nursing at a local hospital in the Oncology field in a per diem status. She loves being a part of the community of nursing and am an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Oncology Nursing Society. Teaching students and caring for the oncology population are two of the biggest honors in her life!

Dr. Demitropoulos’ research interests include anything in the oncology field, nutrition and death and dying. She has a passion for nurses mental wellbeing and self-care and preventing compassion fatigue and burnout.

Awards and Honors

In her over 20 years as a nurse she has received many different nominations and awards pertaining to the nursing profession:

  • Awarded Outstanding Employee 3rd Quarter, Saint Mary’s Hospital 2010
  • Awarded Medical/Surgical Nurse of the Year, Saint Mary’s Hospital 2010
  • Awarded the Senior Scholar Mentor Award at the University of Nevada Reno, Fall 2014 & Fall 2018
  • Nominated for the Division of Health Science Teaching Award, Spring 2016 & Spring 2018
  • Awarded the 40 Under 40 Award from the Nevada Nurses Foundation, Spring 2016
  • Awarded Most Inspirational Faculty at the Orvis School of Nursing, Fall 2016
  • Nominated for Nurse of Achievement 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
  • Nominated for the Orvis School of Nursing Teaching Award, Spring 2020 & Spring 2021
  • Nominated for the Sigma Theta Tau International Daisy Award, Fall 2022 & Fall 2023
  • Awarded the Undergraduate Teaching Award, Spring 2023
  • Nominated for the University of Nevada, Tibbitts Distinguished Teaching Award Spring 2024

Courses Taught

  • N317 Nursing Theory (2013-2015)  
  • N454 Human caring Nursing: Level IV Practice (2013-2015)
  • N447 Synthesis of Professional Issues in Nursing (2017)
  • N343 Nursing Care of the Individual II: Theory (2017-2021)
  • N346 Nursing Care of the Individual II: Practice (2014-2020)
  • Open Lab for all levels of students (2015- present)
  • N301 Health Assessment Lab Course Coordinator (2014-present)
  • N318 Nursing Care of the Individual 1: Practice (2016- 2022, and Course Coordinator 2022-present)
  • N788 DNP Project (2023-present)

Poster Presentation

Professional Quality of Life for Oncology Nurses following an Educational Session on Compassion Fatigue and Satisfaction; International Association of Human Caring, June 2024


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2004, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Master of Science in Nursing- Nurse Educator, 2007, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Educational Leadership, 2023, Post University: American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences