Gail Bagwell, DNP, APRN, CNS
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Division of Neonatology
Columbus, OH, USA
Gail Bagwell is a member of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Division of Neonatology team. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at West Virginia Wesleyan College, her master's in nursing at the University of Cincinnati, and her doctor of nursing practice at Chatham University. Gail joined Nationwide Children's in 1993 as the clinical nurse specialist in the NICU. In 2000, she became the clinical nurse specialist for Perinatal Outreach where she works with the healthcare providers caring for neonates in Nationwide Children's large referral area of Central, Southeast, Northwest, and Northeast Ohio. In this role, she provides education to healthcare providers on the well newborn as well as care of the sick and premature newborn and serves as a resource on neonatal and quality improvement initiatives. Gail's interests are neonatal abstinence syndrome, breastfeeding, safe sleep, and parent transition. Gail is the current president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. She is a NRP instructor, a lead S.T.A.B.L.E. instructor, and a published author having written chapters in all six editions of the Kenner and Lott "Comprehensive Neonatal Care" textbook, as well as in other books and journals.