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Bethany A. Croke



Bethany A. Croke, M.S.N., FNP-BC, is an instructor at the Connell School of Nursing.  She earned a B.A. from Boston University in 2009, an M.S.N. from Boston College in 2011, and is in the D.N.P. program at Boston College. She has practiced primary care for vulnerable populations in the community health setting for her entire nursing career and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) since 2013. Her clinical experience encompasses acute and chronic illness across the lifespan, including prenatal care. She also led multiple quality improvement initiatives during her time at EBNHC. Additionally, she served as the first Clinical Program Manager for EBNHC’s FNP Residency Program. In this role she fully designed and implemented the program’s didactic curriculum, created and oversaw the program’s evaluation process, and mentored FNPs during their transition from school to community health primary care practice. 

Selected Publications

  • Croke, B.A. & Sampson, D.A. (2012). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Implications for clinical practice and health promotion. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(1), 45-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2011.07.025

Selected Appointments & Awards

  • Beth Verre Martignetti Fellow, 2010, Boston College, Connell School of Nursing

Selected Presentations

  • “How to Build Your Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Training Program and Design the Curriculum.” Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers Annual Conference. Washington, DC, July 23, 2023.

Professional Activities

  • 2013–present—Credentialed at Boston Medical Center, Boston MA (no hospital privileges)
  • 2022–present—Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers, Member
  • 2011–present—American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member