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Pamela Assid, DNP, RN

Clinical Nursing Specialist


Clinical Nursing, Emergency Nursing


Saint Louis University


I believe healthcare should be a collaborative approach between patients & clinicians. I feel my strength is in demystifying healthcare conditions in a way for patients to understand and be better able to partner with their clinical experts on the best methods for them to remain in control of their healthcare journey. 

— Pamela Assid, DNP, RN


After graduating from her bachelor's program, Pamela Assid, DNP, RN, was commissioned into the United States Air Force. She spent time in various nursing roles, including in deployed locations, and discovered her primary passion was in emergency nursing. After serving honorably for 20 years, Pamela retired and transitioned full-time into the civilian world of emergency nursing, having done everything from bedside nursing to leading entire emergency departments, with the primary focus on being delivering high quality care in an environment that was both respectful and inclusive for patients.

Pamela has been published, primarily in Journal of Emergency Nursing, as well as been an active participant in various state and national organizations to advance the knowledge and education of nursing professionals. From working with a Colorado health care consortium focused on ensuring equitable healthcare throughout the state to teaching professional education classes as well as at various upper secondary institutions, Pamela is passionate about everyone being knowledgeable and skilled to delivering high quality care to every patient, every interaction.

Pam has written on nursing leadership in an emergency department, deciphering the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act for emergency department professionals, and forensic evidence collection procedures for healthcare professionals. She has been a contributing author for Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course and developed topic briefs for the Emergency Nurses Association on hazards of boarding admissions in the emergency department as well as solutions to a collaborative, hospital-wide approach to mitigate the hazards.


Pamela received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Saint Louis University, her Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist from University of Wyoming and her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University. She also received post-master's certificates in forensic nursing from University of Colorado Colorado Springs and disaster medicine & management from Philadelphia University. She is board-certified in emergency nursing, pediatric emergency nursing and nurse executive, advanced.

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