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Debby Forester, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner


  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Family Nurse Practitioner graduate with 4.0 GPA
  • Dedicated Registered Nurse with more than 12 years of experience
  • Extensive knowledge of medical equipment, products, and pharmaceuticals
  • Aptitude for developing new skills
  • Readily develops rapport with patients, families, staff, and other health care professionals
  • Relates well to people from a variety of cultures and socio-economic conditions
  • Posseses strong analytical skills in order to easily assess conditions and implement appropriate interventions
  • Possesses special sensitivity to meeting diverse needs in varied situations
  • Recognized for excellent teaching and coaching abilities
  • Able to multi-task effectively
  • Individual reputation for consistently going beyond what is required


Use extensive medical knowledge to provide compassionate patient care


Dr. Enrique Diaz Guzman Zavala

Lung Transplant Medical Director, January 2013 to present

Dr. Keith Wille

Lung Transplant Pulmonologist

Trey Cole

RN, colleague

Dr. Amy J. Albert

Worked under her supervision for nurse practitioner clinicals in Fall 2011

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Central Alabama Nurse Practitioners Association

UAB Nursing Practice Congress Congressional Member

Surgical Intensive Care Unit Council

Professional Nurse Practice Council

Efficiency in Practice Team

Work experience

Jan 2016Present

CRNP Orthopaedic Trauma

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Care of orthopaedic trauma patients

Jun 2001May 2003

Unit Secretary

East Alabama Medical Center

Functioned under general nursing supervision

Used positive interpersonal skills in performing job duties that required interactions with patients, visitors and other members of the patient care team

Performed secretarial duties, maintained unit supplies,  typed unit correspondence and maintained unit and patient records in order to support the delivery of quality patient care

Performed secretarial duties using hospital computerized technology

Jan 2006Nov 2012

RN - Surgical Intensive Care Unit

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Provide care for critically ill patients and their families who have undergone a myriad of critical surgical procedures

Patient Population

  • Adult and pediatric
  • Liver, Renal, Renal-Pancreas, Islet Cell Transplants
  • Orthopedics, Plastics, Otolaryngology
  • Urology
  • Thoracic
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Oral Maxillo-Facial
  • Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgery
  • Vascular
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Liver Failure
  • Renal Failure including Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy


Speech at Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Conference, 2014


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Individual Fundraiser (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Light the Night Bright Lights Award Recipient 2010

T-ball coach 2012


Sep 1999May 2003


Auburn University

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau

Phi Eta Sigma

Dean's List

Golden Key Honor Society

Katherine Cooper Cater Scholarship

Lettie Pate White Scholarship

Trustee Scholarship

Alabama State Nursing Scholarship

Wal-mart Scholarship

May 1999

Advanced Academic Diploma

Hoover High School

National Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta

National French Honor Society

Community Service Letter

Band Service Award

Girl Scouts Silver Award

Mervyn H. Sterne Award


Feb 2012Feb 2017

Family Nurse Practitioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Emergency Nurses Association


American Heart Association


American Heart Association
Jan 2012Jan 2014

Conscious Sedation RN

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Jul 2011Jul 2013


American Heart Association