Dr. Ritten’s research interests are in effective primary care management of obesity and its sequela. In addition, her practice as a nurse practitioner with low-income, uninsured patients has provided impetus for exploration of disadvantaged populations and nurse practitioner student exposure. Lastly, Dr. Ritten is actively involved in nursing policy interests, which include modernizing statutes and rules prohibiting advanced practice nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training.
Project Director, Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship: Preparing Primary Care Providers for rural and underserved communities, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ($350,000).
Co-Investigator, Multi-method approach to Evaluate Geographic Distribution and Practice Regulations of Florida Nurse Practitioners in Florida, Florida Blue Foundation ($29,250).
Principal Investigator, Stress Reduction in Law Enforcement Officers, UCF Foundation, ($1,213).
Ritten, A. (2016). Fit Living in Progress – Fighting Lifelong Obesity Patterns (FLIP-FLOP): A Nurse Practitioner Delivered Intervention, Journal of Applied Nursing Research.
Ritten, A., Wink, D., Waldrop, J. (2015). NP students learning from medically under-served: Impact on attitudes towards poverty, Journal of Nursing Education.
- Central Florida Advanced Practice Nurse Council, Vice President Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
- Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses
- Sigma Theta Tau International
- American Nurses Association
- Florida Nurses Association