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.