Board Member: Eric Roberts

Dr. Eric Roberts is an assistant professor at Research College of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago.  He has over 20 years of experience in emergency care.  He has worked as a paramedic, flight nurse, nursing director of trauma services and as an emergency department nurse practitioner.  He served on the Missouri Time-Critical Diagnosis Taskforce, making recommendation for improvements in statewide delivery of care to patients with emergent needs.  He has worked with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a content expert in emergency care.  He maintains his clinical practice working at Research Medical Center, a level-one trauma facility in Kansas City. 

Eric earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Loyola University Chicago, where he completed a practicum with The Joint Commission.  His clinical and research interests are in health care disparities of minorities who struggle with accessing primary care for chronic disease management.   

He is certified through the ANCC as both a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP).  Dr. Roberts is passionate about improving access to academic programs for ENP education and working to the advance this role.