Sara Paul received a nursing degree from Florida State University in 1981
and a master’s degree in cardiovascular nursing from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham in 1986. She completed her nurse practitioner
studies at Medical University of South Carolina in 1995, and in 2010 she
received her doctoral degree in nursing from Duke University. She has
been an advanced practice nurse for 27 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist
and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing. Since 1995, she has been
a nurse practitioner managing heart failure patients. From 2002-2013,
she was the Director of the Heart Function Clinic at Hickory Cardiology.
Sara is a founding member of the American Association of Heart Failure
nurses, and is active in the leadership of the Heart Failure Society of
America and the American Heart Association. Sara has numerous publications
in books and journals, and is the editor of two nursing textbooks. She
regularly speaks at conferences, and currently sits on the editorial board
of three professional journals.