Gregory Marler, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCP

Appalachian State University

Gregory S. Marler, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University (ASU) in Boone, NC. Additionally, Dr. Marler is co-coordinator of ASU’s simulation laboratory and a critical care nurse practitioner at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical CenterHe completed the bachelor’s of science in nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University, master’s of science in nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) at Duke University, and a doctorate of nursing practice at Duke University as well. The title of Dr. Marler’s scholarly project was “Implementing Cardiac Surgical Unit – Advanced Life Support through simulation-based learning: A quality improvement project”. This project involved educating the bedside nurse of their role in cardiac arrest resuscitation of the post-cardiac surgery patient. He has a strong interest in clinical simulation and is an active participant in many simulation roles. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians’ Difficulty Airway Taskforce and simulation group, collaborates with colleagues from Duke University on obesity-related trigger film development, and has a research interest in understanding the role of the flipped classroom in conjunction with critical simulation exercises for pre-licensure nursing students. Additionally, Dr. Marler is involved in obesity education research and the work, safety, and health of long-haul truck drivers. He has worked as a nurse for over twenty-two years, as an ACNP for 15 years, and has expertise in the intensive care environments of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Critical Care, and Neurosciences. 


Dr. Marler is the co-chair of the Acute and Emergent Care Special Interest Group of the Gerontologic Advanced Practice Nurse Association and is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, the National League of Nursing, and is a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. He lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Bridget who is a heart failure nurse practitioner, and their three daughters, Carson, Kate, and Alice.