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Margaret Forbes Curriculum Vitae

1357 Clayton St — Denver, CO 80206 — Phone: (978) 766-0180 — E-Mail:

• Adult and Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner credentialed through the American Association of
Critical Care Nurses, Colorado NP License Number PENDING
• Registered Nurse, Colorado RN License Number RN.1617004

• University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO September 2015 –May 2018
o Masters of Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
• University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO January 2011 – May 2012
o Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
• Bates College, Lewiston, ME September 2002 – June 2006
o Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Psychology

Clinical Rotation Experience as an AG-ACNP Student

• Cardiothoracic Surgery, Portal Hospital: 140 hours spring of 2017
• Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, University of Colorado Hospital: 130 hours summer of 2017
• Interventional Gastroenterology, University of Colorado Hospital: 45 hours fall of 2017
• Glucose Management, University of Colorado Hospital: 45 hours fall of 2017
• Medical Intensive Care Unit, University of Colorado Hospital: 105 hours fall of 2017
• Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, University of Colorado Hospital: 100 hours spring of
• Vascular Surgery, University of Colorado Hospital: 90 hours spring of 2018

Leadership Experience
Clinical Nurse Educator, CTICU, University of Colorado Hospital April 2016 – Present
• Contribute as a member of the leadership team in a dynamic, high-acuity, evidence-based driven intensive care
• Teach a variety of classes for clinical staff on concepts such as temporary pacemaker management, invasive
hemodynamic monitoring, and postoperative management of cardiothoracic surgery patients; maintain clinical
expertise on these topics and act as a resource to staff
• Identify opportunities for QI and outcome-based improvement projects; mentor and work with clinical staff to
develop and implement solutions, such as creation of a unit based preceptor council,
• Maintain clinical expertise in the peri-operative care of complex, acutely ill cardiothoracic and vascular patients
• Leading a cardiothoracic surgery department-wide project to address patient satisfaction and experience scores
related to their surgical admission, via creation and implementation of a pre-operative tour and information
session with all planned cardiac surgery admissions; data collection currently in progress
• Created a proposed structure for bundled-care provision to CABG patients; highlighted the role of the APRN
for the provision of consistent, evidence based patient education and care, and the significant impact this
approach would have on readmission rates and post-operative complications
Clinical Work Experience
• ECMO Specialist, CTICU, University of Colorado Hospital July 2015 – April 2016

• Charge Nurse, CTICU, University of Colorado Hospital September 2013 – April 2016

• Registered Nurse III, CTICU, University of Colorado Hospital July 2012 – April 2016

Previous Work Experience

Researcher II, Denver Health Poison & Drug Center, Denver, CO April 2009 – April 2012
• Ensured compliance with guidelines pertaining to clinical research such as IRB and FDA regulations.
• Created and maintained all study files and ensured proper documentation, retention, and adherence according
to all applicable regulations and guidelines surrounding essential study documents.

Project Coordinator, Ophthalmic Research Associates, Andover, MA June 2004 – April 2008
• Created and designed study protocols and documents.
• Managed a busy clinical setting and supervised junior associates.

Additional Distinctions and Certifications

• ACLS & BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED); ACLS instructor
• Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
• Certified Cardiac Surgery Registered Nurse (CSC) through the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses
• Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at professional conferences as a clinical
• Proficient with the EPIC charting system, and exposure to the Meditech charting system

References are available upon request. Please call or email me for more information.

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