Dr. Harvey's passion for care of the injured patient spans a 35-year career in adult and pediatric nursing practiced in trauma centers across the country. Ellen received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Colorado, Master of Nursing from Emory University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Radford University. Her clinical expertise is in trauma, emergency, critical care and acute care nursing. Dr. Harvey has practiced as a frontline nurse, advanced practice nurse, educator, nursing and paramedic instructor, nursing quality performance specialist, FCCS instructor and TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer. Ellen is board certified as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, critical care, and trauma nurse. Dr. Harvey has published and lectured extensively on multidisciplinary team performance, simulation-based training, critical care, and evidence-based nursing topics. She received the Virginia Nurse Association Magnet Excellence in Advanced Clinical Practice Award in 2013. Ellen is a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Harvey's volunteer activities encompass service on a number of professional and community boards, with special focus on injury prevention and community support following traumatic brain injury. Living in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ellen is currently a licensed animal assisted therapy specialist visiting injured and hospitalized patients throughout the Roanoke valley.