MEREDITH GUTHRIE, MSN, RN, CNL
President-Elect (2019 - 2021)
Meredith has been in her current role with UAB Care since 2015 as an RN Quality Improvement. Her nursing career began at Carraway Methodist Medical Center Emergency Department after graduating from Wallace State Community College in 2005 with her ADN. Her career at UAB began in 2003 in the Trauma Burn ICU (TBICU) and she went on to obtain her BSN from UAB in 2010. Meredith transitioned to Acute Trauma Care Unit (ATCU) in 2013 as an Assistant Nurse Manager while she started her journey to become a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) while working for her mentor, Kristen Noles. Meredith graduated with her Masters in the Science of Nursing in 2016 and certified as a CNL. Meredith is considered a repository of knowledge for the institution within her current role. Meredith is also retired from the United States Air Force, serving her country from 1997-2017. She is proud mommy to three baby girls, one human, named Adia and two pugs, Bernice and Bertha. She loves pugs, office supplies, polka dots and anything sparkly. Her life mottos are, “Go big or go home”, “If you don’t do something with passion, it’s not worth doing” and has recently added “is it really that big of a deal in the big scheme of things” to her life with a baby! Meredith has been nominated for the position of Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the International Clinical Nurse Leader Association. Her passion, drive, ability to express herself and commitment to the role of the CNL would be a perfect fit for this position. She currently holds the Marketing and Social Media Chair for the Alabama state chapter for the CNLA and does an excellent job.