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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Laura D. Rosenthal, DNP, ACNP

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rosenthal

Dr. Rosenthal has been a registered nurse since graduating with her BSN in 2000. Her background includes practice in acute care and inpatient medicine. While working as a nurse practitioner at the University of Colorado Hospital, she assisted in developing one of the first fellowships for advanced practice clinicians in hospital medicine.

Her interests focus on the clinical education of nurse practitioners, improvement in nurse-physician communication, and clinical medicine.

Dr. Rosenthal serves on the steering committee as well as the education subcommittee for the Advanced Practice Council at the University of Colorado Hospital. She is also a member of the Allied Health Committee. She is also an active member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
DNP University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
Nursing 2011
MSN Case Western University
Cleveland, Ohio
Nursing 2006
BSN University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nursing 2000
    1. Levin, D., Carter, J., Egan, E., Rosenthal, L., Zehnder, N. (2010).  In the literature: The latest research you need to know.  The Hospitalist, 14(8), 10-13. 
    2. Rosenthal, L. & Guerrassio, J. (2010). The acute care nurse practitioner as hospitalist: A role description.  Reprinted in Critical Care Nurse,  Feb2010Supp, 21-25.
    3. Rosenthal, L. Nausea and Vomiting. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
    4. Rosenthal, L. &  Guerrassio, J. (2009). The acute care nurse practitioner as hospitalist: A role description.  AACN Advanced Critical Care, 20(2), 133-136.
    5. Moore, SM., Seo, Y. & Rosenthal, L. (2006). Using guidelines for exercise in cardiac patients, Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(12), 559-565.
    6. Rosenthal, L. (2006). Carbon monoxide poisoning. AJN, 106(3), 40-47.

Title Organization Year

Peak Clinical Performer

Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium, Denver CO

2009, 2010

Clinton and Vickie Lambert Award
for Scholarly Writing

Case Western University


Mary Renolds Memorial Award
for excellence in Medical-Surgical Nursing

University of Michigan


Jennifer S. Joscelyn Memorial Fund Award for dedication to providing excellent careto infants and their families

University of Michigan

  • Improving nurse-physician communication through the use of a nurse-physician task force.  University of Colorado, 2011.

Dr. Rosenthal practices in the field of general internal medicine, working as a member of the hospitalist medicine group at University of Colorado Hospital. She also remains a core faculty member of the Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship in hospital medicine, which she assisted in developing.