Rachell Ekroos is a respected health care provider, dynamic multidisciplinary educator, and successful business leader. She holds two national board certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)—one as a family nurse practitioner and the second in advanced forensic nursing. She has extensive advanced practice and multidisciplinary experience serving patients and populations affected by violence. Rachell’s work is grounded in the core values of personal, professional, and organizational integrity, accountability and respect for persons.
Through her analytical approach to solution development, Rachell has enacted effective strategies across diverse business models including for profit, non-profit, educational and government agencies. Her solution driven processes takes into consideration strategic goals, resources, stakeholder interests, best practices, unintended consequences and system wide implications. She is a self-motivated professional who is comfortable across settings from meeting with executive leadership, collaborating with government agencies, reporting to stakeholders, to working directly with students, providers and patients.
Having served as a clinical resource and consultant to numerous organizations and government entities, Rachell currently contributes as an adviser/subject matter expert on local, regional, and national committees. Rachell is committed to achieving excellence through innovative strategies and best practices. She has a lifelong commitment to providing quality educational opportunities for a diverse population of learners and understands the ever evolving needs of multidisciplinary and interprofessional students. Rachell is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), serves as an ANCC Certification Appraiser, and Chairs the IAFN Scope and Standards of Forensic Nursing Practice task force.