Erica DeBoer, RN, is the clinical nurse leader at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Erica graduated with her bachelor of science in nursing in 1997 from South Dakota State University. She has worked in a variety of acute care settings including pulmonary and medical surgical units, spending the majority of her time in the adult critical care setting. Erica completed her master of arts in nursing in 2010 from Augustana College. The emphasis of her current work involves the application of evidence-based practice guidelines, program development, patient safety, and developing hospital-wide processes that are efficient, data-driven, and focused on obtaining better patient outcomes.