Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness

Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness

Christina Sanders, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

15613 Via Monte Cristo San Diego, CA 92127

About the Expert

Christina Sanders is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with bachelors and masters degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She serves as a nurse practitioner expert witness for both plaintiff and defense cases.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiology
  • Nursing

Expert's Profile

Christina Sanders was educated at Johns Hopkins University where she earned a bachelors and masters degree in nursing. During nursing school, Ms. Sanders received multiple awards for clinical expertise and academic excellence. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult nurse practitioner. She also received a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in public policy from the University of Notre Dame before starting nursing school.

Christina has been a registered nurse since 1998 and a nurse practitioner since 2000. She started her nursing career in the emergency department at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing her Masters in 2000, she began practicing as an adult nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology with a large private practice group in New Jersey. From 2004 to 2012 she worked for Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California in outpatient cardiology. In the spring of 2012 she joined San Diego Cardiovascular Associates, a private practice focused on both inpatient and outpatient cardiac medicine. Clinical areas of interest include coronary artery disease (CAD), angina, atrial fibrillation, hypertension (HTN), heart attack (MI), stroke, cholesterol, obesity and cardiac stress testing.

Christina started her independent legal nurse consulting business in 2007. Her practice includes both plaintiff and defense cases and she is a testifying expert for cases involving nurse practitioners.
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Personal Achievements


  • The University of Notre Dame
  • South Bend, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1996
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Adult Nurse Practitioner), 2000


  • California Registered Nurse License, # 638337
  • California Nurse Practitioner License and Furnishing Number, # 14902
  • Drug Enforcement Agency, # MB0693134

Special Training

  • Vickie Milazzo Institute, Houston, Texas
  • Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC), 2003-2010
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Course, Escondido, California
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 2007
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Clinical Nursing Intern, 1997-1998


  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
  • Board Member since 2009
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)


  • Certificate of Appreciation: Recognized commitment to nursing education, 2004
  • Ruth Dale Ogilby Award: Recognized outstanding academic performance, 2001
  • Mary and Grainger Marburg Award: Recognized outstanding clinical expertise, 1998
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1998

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