Kelly Bouthillet is a triple-boarded advanced practice nurse as an acute care and family nurse practitioner as well as a critical care clinical nurse specialist. She is an adjunct faculty member at University of South Carolina, Beaufort . She earned both her BSN and MSN at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the post-master’s program at Saint Louis University as an acute care nurse practitioner. Kelly later earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Georgia College & State. She recently completed her FNP certificate at UAB. Her background includes emergency and critical care, gerontology, pediatrics and neonatal nursing. She is practicing clinically with the Town of Hilton Head Island Fire/Rescue. Areas of particular interest include quality and patient safety, advocacy in nursing/healthcare, work environments (culture), cardiac resuscitation and rapid response teams and partnering with EMS and community providers and improving access and delivery of care concerns.