Rick Ramirez, DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CPEN

Rick Ramirez obtained his Bachelor's of Science from Middle Tennessee State University, his Master of Science in Nursing with specialty emphasis in Emergency Care from Vanderbilt University, and his Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a focus on physical trauma in global health from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Ramirez is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. With 20 years of nursing experience, 13 of which have been working in adult and pediatric emergency departments, Dr. Ramirez remains passionate about nursing, emergency, trauma, and point of care ultrasound use in the ED. In addition to his current position as a nurse practitioner in the Adult Emergency Department at Vanderbilt Medical Center, he serves as a lecturer at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. His previous nursing experience includes, among other specialties, ED, ICU, Med/Surg, and Cardiac Cath lab.

He is an active member of the Association of Post Graduate APRN programs, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. He enjoys spending time outdoors, surfing, running, and playing with his dog.