Erik Salsgiver

Clinical Associate Professor
Erik Salsgiver

Contact Information

Duxbury Hall Rm451

Dr. Erik M. Salsgiver is a registered nurse and board-certified family nurse practitioner. His career has included clinical practice in critical care, cardiology, interventional procedural nursing, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. He also held roles as an educator and leader in multiple healthcare settings before coming to FSU. Erik provided oversight and input for projects such as developing nursing workforce, processes, and practice guidelines to facilitate the opening of a critical access hospital; defining and establishing a professional nursing role for interventional radiology within a large tertiary medical center, and development of educational and therapeutic interventions for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and congestive heart failure patients. 

His areas of interest include dietary and lifestyle interventions to decrease cardiometabolic risk, nursing practice/process improvement, and educating/equipping patients to take an active role in their health. In his instruction, Erik emphasizes using the nursing process to identify priority patient needs and enact evidence-based interventions to address them. He also works to instill the value of lifelong learning to help students achieve the highest level of excellence in practice and adapt to rapid changes in healthcare delivery. 


Doctor of Nursing Practice/ Family Nurse Practitioner, Florida State University
Master of Science in Management/Healthcare Management, Troy University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Western Governors University
Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama
Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, Jefferson State Community College


Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Florida 
Registered Nurse, State of Florida


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society DNP Exceptional Scholar and Leader
Florida State University Academic Leadership Award for the Graduate College of Nursing
Frederick C. and Marjorie A. Doepke Scholarship Recipient
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarship Recipient
University of Alabama Certificate of Merit for Academic Excellence in Management