Erica Frazier, MSN, RN, CNL
Nursing is a second career for me and prior to becoming a nurse, my background consisted of working in customer service, sales, engineering and operations over a 15 year period. I graduated from a direct entry MSN program at Marquette University in 2017. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) curriculum was built into my 18 month nursing program and I knew early on that I wanted to one day work as a CNL. I received my CNL certification in 2018, but I wanted to have at least two years of bedside nursing experience prior to looking for a CNL position.
After graduating nursing school in 2017, I worked in the ICU at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, Virginia and at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2020, I worked as a CNL on a neurosurgery patient care unit that specialized in brain, spine and stroke related diagnoses at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I worked with stroke, spinal surgery and spinal cord injury patients. Due to the increased need of ICU nurses during the Covid19 pandemic, I chose to return to my work in the ICU.
I am a very motivated person that believes in continuing education to better myself, the environment in which I work and the quality of care I provide to my patients. I am extremely passionate about improving patient outcomes and working with other professionals to improve the overall quality of patient care. I believe in the CNLA’s vision and I am excited to be a part of helping to continue carry out, expand and achieve its mission of promoting higher standards of practice through professional collaboration by way of evidence based practice. As CNLA Treasurer, I will continue networking with other healthcare professionals to promote the role and successes the CNL skillset can provide. It is a privilege to serve as your CNLA Treasurer!
Outside of the professional world I enjoy Pilates, playing golf, fishing, cooking, eating, watching Dateline and the ever so magical Hallmark channel, and spending time with my family and friends. I love watching different sports, but I really LOVE my Marquette Golden Eagles college basketball team!