Abigail Gerding, PhD, RN

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Abigail Gerding is an Associate Director with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). She oversees the monitoring of programs, including assistance with Follow-Up Reports.

Dr. Gerding graduated from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, earning her ADN and BS degrees. After several years of clinical practice, Dr. Gerding earned a master’s degree from the Ohio State University and later her doctorate in Nursing Science in 2002.

Dr. Gerding has served as faculty in baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs across the country and most recently served as the Chair of Graduate Programs at Boise State University. Dr. Gerding has been in nursing education over 20 years and has been involved in curriculum development, examination of nursing education trends, and online nursing education.

Dr. Gerding has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public health, long-term care, home health care, medical-surgical nursing, and pain management. Areas of research include health disparities, health policy, and child sexual assault. Dr. Gerding has most recently been involved in research focused on end-of –life care in long-term care facilities. She has been involved in regional, state, and national organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, American Public Health Association, and Western Institute of Nursing.