Leslie B. Armistead, MSN, is an experienced nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a registered nurse and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a practice registered nurse in the state of Tennessee and certified in BLS and ACLS by the American Heart Association. Ms. Armistead currently provides critical care nursing in the Medical Intensive Care Unit for the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ms. Armistead previously worked as a nurse practitioner with expertise caring for stem cell transplant patients for the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. In this position she coordinated care of pre- and post-allogeneic and autologous stem cell/bone marrow transplant patients and CAR-T cellular therapy patients and provided education to those patients. Before that, Armistead provided nursing care to critically ill patients in the MICU at Vanderbilt working under Julie Foss. These patients suffered from critical conditions such as liver failure, GI bleeds, sepsis, respiratory failure, and renal failure. Armistead did clinical rotation at VUMC (internal medicine) and St. Thomas Medical Center (liver transplant NP team) where she gained experience with management of many acute and chronic problems for critically ill patients and preventive care. Armistead was inducted into the international honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, in 2016.
BSN - Middle Tennessee State University, 2008
MSN - Vanderbilt University, 2016
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