Elizabeth Card


Elizabeth Card

Proven researcher and educator: Elizabeth has created and taught workshops and classes that educate nurses and healthcare providers on evidence-based practice, quality improvement, research, innovation, leadership and advocacy in a large academic health care system and for a national specialty nursing organization. She also created, taught and coordinated other educators for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) evidence-based fellowships for nurses: Clinical Nurse Scholars Program, Evidence Based Nursing Practice Fellowship. In collaboration with Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Elizabeth assisted in creating and teaching: Design Thinking Summer Swim. Additionally she created education on dissemination activities: poster creation workshops, writing for publication bootcamps. Outside of VUMC Elizabeth presented similar topics local, national and internationally at multiple professional organizations conferences. Currently Elizabeth is enrolled in a DNP program with expected graduation in January of 2023. She has completed over 150 research studies that she led, coordinated or supported. As Executive Editor she led the creation of the internal peer review journal for VUMC, The Empowered Nurse, and sustained the journal for 4 years. Currently, Elizabeth serves as section editor for the Journal of Emergency Nurses.

Strong leadership skills: As a past manager of acute care inpatient unit, Elizabeth was in charge of managing and leading multiple research teams (local and national level), the chair of health system wide committees, the coordinator of national strategic work teams & committees, and most recently Director of Research, followed by President for the American Society PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), a national specialty practice nursing organization. Currently she serves on the Council for Surgery and Perioperative Safety board of directors. Elizabeth has created multiple intradisciplinary professional organizations’ collaborations during her presidency resulting in the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, Association of PeriOperative Nurses and ASPAN Civility Position Statement and whitepaper; ASPAN and the American Industrial Hygiene Association white paper and Position Statement on Waste Anesthetic Gases.

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged
Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC
You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].
Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.
Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.
What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.
Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.
Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!
Pathway to Excellence® Project Director
Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”
We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.
Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center
Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.
Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME
We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!
Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.
Peer Review Workshop 2012
I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.
Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine
Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.
St. Mary's Health System
The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.
Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.
Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health