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Gail A. Bagwell, CNS

Gail A. Bagwell, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist Team

Contact Information

Patient Care Services
700 Children's Dr-A1055
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-6336
FX: (614) 722-1753


Gail A. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, CNS is a member of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Division of Neonatology team. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at West Virginia Wesleyan College, her master's in nursing at the University of Cincinnati and her doctor of nursing practice at Chatham University. Gail joined Nationwide Children's in 1993 as the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the NICU. In 2000, she became the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Perinatal Outreach where she works with the healthcare providers caring for neonates in Nationwide Children's large referral area of Central, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast Ohio. In this role, she provides education to healthcare providers on the well-newborn as well as care of the sick and premature newborn, and serves as a resource on neonatal and quality improvement initiatives. Gail's interests are neonatal abstinence syndrome, breastfeeding, safe sleep and parent transition. Gail is a member of NANN, AWHONN and Sigma Theta Tau. Gail is a regional trainer for NRP, a lead S.T.A.B.L.E. instructor and a published author having written chapters in all five editions of the Kenner and Lott "Comprehensive Neonatal Care" textbook.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Safe Sleep
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parent Transition from NICU to Home

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
    Date Completed: 06/15/1990

Graduate School

  • Chatham University for Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Date Completed: 05/18/2015


  • Pediatrics


  • Neonatology


  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 08/01/1993

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 1989 to present
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, 1990 to present
  • AWHONN Ohio Section Adelsperger Award for Clinical Excellence, 2014
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000