Brooke Karlsen, RN, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC, Healthcare Advisor
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Simmons College
Master of Science, Nursing in Management and Policy, Yale University
Brooke is a dynamic healthcare leader with over 35 years of experience, serving in a variety of nursing and operations leadership roles in both acute care and outpatient settings. She has a strong record of mentorship and fostering multidisciplinary collaboration. Brooke is recognized for combining her highly effective communication style with strong project management skills. Many of her most successful projects have been in the built environment arena, particularly in leading multidisciplinary teams integrating designers, construction professionals, and clinicians in prioritizing efficient and evidence-based design processes.
In addition to her educational degrees, Brooke holds a post-Master’s Certificate in Leadership and Innovation in Health + Design from Clemson University. This program is a collaborative venture between the School of Nursing and the Graduate Program in Architecture and positions her as a leader in this unique domain, bridging design and construction with clinical implementation.
Due to her recognized expertise, Brooke has been selected as a current member of the 2026 Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) for the outpatient document group. The FGI is the body that sets the standards for healthcare planning, design and construction for adoption by the states for regulatory purposes and the promotion of safe practices across all healthcare settings.