Libby Pearsall

Libby Pearsall, MSN, RN, DNP Candidate ’20, has been a nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Health for over 20 years. She began working in critical care and has been in various roles since. She has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, clinical educator, project manager, and nurse manager before entering her current role as Director of Nursing for Critical Care Shared Services. When she was a new nursing school graduate, she never imagined she would be in nursing administration. She says she has been fortunate to have had several nurse leaders who supported and encouraged her to pursue professional development and nursing leadership.

In her current role at Wake Forest Baptist Health, she supports the clinical and operational needs for 140 adult ICU beds of multiple sub-specialties including Adult Intermediate Care, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Trauma ICU, Neuroscience ICU, and Medical Oncology ICU. She also supports the Winston Campus Float Pool, Nursing Supervisors, and Rapid Response Teams.
"The reason I decided to pursue my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree had to do with ensuring I had the best possible preparation to help our organization and the nurses I serve progress in our ability to provide safe, timely, and high-quality health care."-Libby Pearsall, MSN, RN, DNP Class of 2020

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Libby has the support of her husband and three children Jack (18), Sam (16), and Ellie (14). She says it has been quite an experience beginning her doctoral career at the same time her oldest son begins undergrad!