Although we ask our Editorial Review Group Chairs for a three-year commitment, Dr. Gina Oliver has served as Chair in Coronary Care Nursing for double that time. In addition, she graciously agreed to take on the additional nursing specialty of Pathophysiology late last year. Since 2015, we have sent her 34 books in these specialties, and she has reviewed 26 of them.
Dr. Oliver is a family nurse practitioner as well as a teaching professor and coordinator of the nurse educator area of study at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing in Columbia, Missouri. She received her MS from the University of Missouri and her PhD in nursing from Saint Louis University and has been in academia for over 30 years. She has been an advanced practice nurse for 12 years.
Her nursing practice started in intensive care, primarily cardiac ICU, along with emergency health. She transitioned to primary care once earning her nurse practitioner certificate. Her clinical love has always been cardiac care.
Dr. Oliver has taught students at all levels in academia but has been focused on graduate education the past 15 years. She teaches solely online now, dividing her time between advanced practice topics and nursing education.
She has presented numerous times regionally and nationally on advanced practice and nurse education topics. Her research has focused primarily on smaller educational studies though her study on the impact of nurse practitioners on health outcomes, which was published in Nursing Outlook and won its Excellence in Practice Award. She has also written several book chapters.
Dr. Oliver is credentialed in Effective College Instruction by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and holds national certification as a Certified Nurse Educator from the National League for Nursing. She has won the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award twice from the Sinclair School of Nursing and has worked on multiple boards and committees to improve health outcomes and nursing education.