Chair, Commission for Accreditation
Magnet® Program Director
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
WVU Medicine

Lya M. Stroupe, DNP, APRN, CPNP, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, is an innovative nurse leader, leading initiatives to advocate for the profession of nursing and those served.  

Lya has led organizational initiatives that include a clinical program for professional excellence for direct care nurses, implementation of care plans, patient education, and a patient pain scale.  Lya has received grants for her research in pediatrics as well as projects that include nursing safety and the care for the veteran. She has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, and the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing.

Dr. Stroupe currently serves as Chair on the Commission for Accreditation for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), appointed January 2018. Lya is a member of the WVU Institutional Review Board. As a nurse leader, Lya has participated in lobbying for the healthcare-related issues. She also serves on faculty in the West Virginia University Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

Lya has been a presenter at local, state, national and international conferences. Lya is also a pediatric nurse practitioner in the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital and is involved in many service projects throughout the state of West Virginia for children, including the “Tomorrow is Mine” Camp.

Stroupe holds a BSN degree from West Virginia University and MSN and DNP degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Stroupe also has a Doctorate in Piano Performance and enjoys collaborating with other musicians.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In this session, a panel of representatives from the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) highlight the newly released NCICLE Pathways to Excellence--a tool for promoting discussions and actions to optimize the interprofessional clinical learning environment (CLE). The panelists will introduce the document and share examples of its application as a tool to assist the health professions as they engage in dialog with the executive leaders of CLEs to design infrastructure and processes that optimize learning and patient care across key focus areas…