American Health Council Elects Laura Garrido, MSN, RN, APN, AGPCNP-BC, to Nursing Board

Laura Garrido, AGPCNP-BC

Laura Garrido, High Risk Antepartum Staff Nurse at Barnabas Medical Center, has been elected into the American Health Council’s Board of Nurses. With 6 years in the healthcare industry, including 2 years in her current role, Ms. Garrido will be sharing her knowledge and proficiency in High Risk Maternity, Post-Partum Mothers, and Medical Surgical-Telemetry Nursing.

Graduating in 2011 with her BSN from Seton Hall University, and later in 2017 with her MSN from Rutgers University, Ms. Garrido became involved in her current profession at a young age while bringing her grandmother to the hospital. Inspired by the kindness and interactions between the doctors and nurses, Laura decided to pursue a Nursing degree and career.

At Barnabas Medical Center, Ms. Garrido engages in day to day responsibilities, including monitoring mothers and their newborn babies, along with providing care to post-partum mothers and recovering women post-gynecological surgeries. Prior Staff Nurse experience includes: Internal Medicine at CarePoint Health, Medical Weight Management at IMMC Health, and Internal Medicine at FQHC Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center.

As of Fall 2017, Garrido will be a full-time Nurse Practitioner in a Primary Care setting focused on Internal Medicine, seeing to patients in both clinical and nursing home settings. Wanting to utilize her Master’s degree in two different ways, Ms. Garrido will also be educating future nurses at Trinitas School of Nursing.

Citing her professional accomplishments as her continuous expansion of knowledge and compassion, Ms. Garrido has been awarded a Gamma Nu Chapter Academic Scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau International. She is professionally affiliated with the American Nurses Association, and is a Delegate Member of the New Jersey Nurses Union CWA 1091.

After her completion of her MSN with a focus on Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP and obtaining Board Certification, Ms. Carrido’s goals within the next 5 years include practicing, in addition to, expanding her knowledge as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Garrido is newly engaged and excited for future events to come. She dedicates charitable time for the New Jersey Nurses Union, and donates locally during the holiday season in her spare time. She also enjoys traveling to major U.S. cities and internationally as well.

Laura Garrido

MSN, RN, APN, AGPCNP-BC

High Risk Antepartum Staff Nurse at Saint Barnabus Medical Center

  • Saint Barnabus Medical Center is part of New Jersey’s oldest and largest Nonprofit Nonsectarian Hospital. They are committed to providing the highest quality of care for their patients and their families.
  • Their award-winning institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating nearly 33,000 inpatients and over 100,000 adult and pediatric Emergency Department patients each year.
  • Saint Barnabus Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, a major clinical campus for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is affiliated with the St. George’s School of Medicine.