Deborah Brooks is a certified nephrology nurse and nephrology nurse practitioner. Her nursing education is from the Medical University of SC and UNC Chapel Hill. She practices at the Medical University of SC in Charleston where she follows patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease including predialysis, dialysis and some transplant. She is also a sub-investigator for clinical trials. She is past president of her local Palmetto chapter and has presented on numerous topics pertaining to kidney disease including this certification review course.