faculty profile

Sarah Davis   DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Co-Director DNP Critical Care Fellowship


Dr. Davis is an Instructor in Nursing in the AGACNP program and co-directs the DNP Critical Care Fellowship. She has a clinical background in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiothoracic critical care and general surgery critical care.

Her research interests include the development of multidisciplinary teams within the critical care setting, professional advancement and role satisfaction, and the role of advanced practice providers in critical care.


  • DNP, Vanderbilt University
  • Post-Masters Certification, Vanderbilt University
  • MSN, University of Kansas
  • BSN, University of Kansas


  • FNP-BC

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Satisfaction and retention of advanced practice providers in academic centers
  • Efficacy of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in critical care
  • Professional development and continued education in critical care

Representative Publications


Kahn, S.A., Davis, S.A., Banes, C.T., Dennis, B.M., May, A.K., & Gunter, O.D. (2015). Impact of advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistance) on surgical residents' critical care experience. Journal of Surgical Research. 199, 7-12. Doi: /10.1016/j.jss.2015.05.036

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta and Iota Chapters