Debbie Gunter holds multiple certifications, including Family Nurse Practitioner, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, and Medical-Surgical Nursing. She has over thirty years of nursing experience in many different areas of practice. She is on the faculty at Emory University in the School of Nursing and is president of her own nursing consulting firm, developing and presenting multiple nursing seminars throughout the country. She is also a nurse practitioner with the Emory Healthcare System in Atlanta, Georgia, and is part of the team responsible for providing palliative care expertise to outpatient and hospitalized patients within a major academic institution. Some of these responsibilities include pain and symptom management, goals of care discussions, advance care planning, and staff education.
Debbie is well known for her dynamic and innovative teaching style and her ability to present challenging concepts in a format that is interesting and easy to understand. She has presented over 700 nursing seminars in the critical care, medical surgical, geriatric, and palliative care nursing fields across the country.