Annette Garcia, D.N.P., RN, ACNS-BC

Annette Garcia
Annette Garcia, D.N.P., RN, ACNS-BCMarquette University

Clark Hall, 337

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3852

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

D.N.P., Marquette University


Courses Taught

  • Pathophysiology 1
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing
  • Adult-Older Adult CNS Practicum II

Research Interests

  • Onboarding and retention of new critical nurses
  • Improving quality and safety in healthcare
  • Education related to early recognition and appropriate management of sepsis.

Professional Affiliations

  • Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists


  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Critical Care Nursing

Selected Publications

Maidl, C., Leske, J., Garcia, A. ( 2013). The Influence of “Quiet Time” in Critical Care. Journal of Clinical Nursing Research. Prepublished 07,10,2013, DOI:10.1177/1054773813493000

Leske, J.S., McAndrew, N.S., Evans, C.R.D., Garcia, A.E., Brasel, K.J. (2012). Challenges in conducting research after family presence during resuscitation.  Journal of Trauma Nursing (19)3; 190-194.

McAndrew, N.S., Leske, J.,S., Garcia, A.E. (2011) Influence of moral distress on the professional practice environment during prognostic conflict in critical care.  Journal of Trauma Nursing (18) 4; 221-230.

Honors and Awards

2014 Evidenced Based Practice Award: Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Implementation of the Respiratory Safety Program

2012 Research Award:  Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. A Parallel Trial of Quiet Time for Patients in Critical Care

2011 Research Award:  Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Influence of Moral Distress on the Professional Practice Environment During Prognostic Conflict in Critical Care 


Sepsis: Empowering Nurses and Saving Lives.  Infectious Disease Seminar Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI.  April, 2014

Improving Glucose Management in Cardiac Surgery Patients.  UHC Safety Intelligence Web Cast. February, 2013         

A Parallel Trial of “Quiet Time” for Patients in Critical Care. Carolyn Maidl, M.S.N., RN and Annette Garcia, M.S.N., RN, ACNS-BC. Building Bridges Research Conference Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.  May 2013