Rebecca T. Gilbert works at the University of Virginia Health System as a Clinician 4 in the Outpatient Surgery Center.  She has functioned as a clinician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Main Post-anesthesia Care Unit, in addition to serving in nursing management for the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center inpatient unit.

She volunteers as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Critical Care, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. She also served as member of the American Nurses Association Workplace Violence & Incivility Advisory Panel.

Rebecca earned her DNP-Nurse Executive degree in 2015 from Old Dominion University. Her doctoral focus was nurse manager recognition of and response to nurse-to-nurse incivility.

Clinical Focus

Rebecca’s primary clinical focus is caring for and supporting children and their families during the perioperative period. She maintains a leadership focus on clinical nursing research, Shared Governance, the alignment of clinical nursing practice with best practices and organizational goals, and building and sustaining healthcare civility.

Teaching Focus

Rebecca is a clinical instructor for undergraduate students and serves as a preceptor for graduate students. Nurses as collaborative healthcare leaders is a particular area of interest.


Journal Articles

Kile, D., Eaton, M., deValpine, M., & Gilbert, R. (2019). The effectiveness of education and cognitive rehearsal in managing nurse-to-nurse incivility: A pilot study. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(3), 543-552. doi:10.1111/jonm.12709

Gilbert, R. T., Farish, N., Bergland, E., Hance, J., Ketcham, S., Letzkus, L., ... Spry, A. (2017). Short-term accupressure to decrease 24-hour post-operative nausea and vomiting: Was this a case of too little, too late? Journal of Perianesthia Nursing, 32(5), 445-452. doi:10.1016/j.jopan.2015.08.014

Gilbert, R.T., Hudson, J.S., Strider, D. (2016). Addressing the elephant in the room: Nurse Manager recognition of and response to nurse-to-nurse bullying. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 40(3), E1-11. doi:10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000175

Gilbert, R.T., & Burns, S.M. (2012). Increasing the safety of blind gastric feeding tube placement in pediatric patients: The design and testing of a procedure using a carbon dioxide detection device. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(5), 528-532. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2011.08.004