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Erika Gabbard


Erika began her nursing career in a post-surgical cardiothoracic unit where she developed a love for all things cardiovascular and a passion for critically ill patients. After transferring into the Cardiovascular ICU and becoming CCRN® certified, she obtained her MSN from the University of Central Florida in 2009 and has been a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist since that time. Her ambition in nursing is to improve practice at the bedside through research and evidence-based care. She currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for an up-and-coming 30-bed Intensive Care Unit. Her zeal for critical care and advancing nursing practice keeps her busy as a CCRN® and ACLS instructor, President for Piedmont Carolinas Chapter of AACN and new member of the CCNS® Exam Development Committee for the national AACN organization.