Lya Cartwright-Stroupe

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​Dr. Lya M. Stroupe is the Director of the WVU Health System Nursing professional Practice and Education.  Her role includes oversight of  ANCC® Accreditation Programs such as Magnet and Transition to Practice.   Lya has led system wide initiatives that include implementation of care plans and patient education, and a clinical advancement program to reward and recognize over 6,000 nurses in 24 hospitals across the WVUH Health System. 
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 Hospice & Palliative Nursing, the Journal of Nursing Administration and the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  She also serves on faculty in the West Virginia University Schools of Nursing and Medicine. 

Dr. Stroupe currently serves as a Chair on the Commission for Accreditation for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), appointed January 2018.  She serves as co-chair of the Elsevier Clinical Solutions Patient Engagement Editorial Board.  Lya is a member of the WVU Institutional Review Board. She is the immediate past president of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is currently the president of the West Virginia Organization for Nursing Leadership (WVONL)

Lya has been a presenter at local, state, national and international conferences.  Lya also works as 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.  She also serves on the International Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Quilt Project Advisory Board.
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 as serves as an accompanist for recitals and is the principal pianist for the Ohio Valley Symphony. She is the Director of Music and Director of Children’s Education and Music at Wesley United Methodist Church in Morgantown, WV.