Nicole Cook is a Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist with nearly 20 years of nursing experience, including Med-Surg, Stepdown, Neuro and Surgical Trauma ICU, and Emergency Department. She is currently employed at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she oversees the clinical activities, outcomes and performance improvement for the organization’s Level 1 trauma program. She is actively engaged at the bedside throughout the trajectory of care from the emergency department to discharge. Nicole is a published author and has presented at the state, national, and international level on a variety of emergency and critical care topics. She is passionate about the creation of best practices surrounding trauma resuscitation, and ensuring those she teaches are able to translate her lessons into everyday practice. She is a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) director and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) faculty, and has her CEN, CCRN, and TCRN.