UA College of Nursing to Host Visiting Scholar Kristen M. Swanson, March 2

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is renowned for her research on pregnancy loss and for development of the Swanson Theory of Caring. The theory states that caring involves the five processes of knowing, being with, doing for, enabling, and maintaining belief to help nurses deliver care that promotes dignity, respect, and empowerment. It is used internationally to guide research, education and practice. Since 1985, she has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple grants related to early pregnancy loss, caring and related topics.
Dr. Swanson is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Executive Fellows program and a member of the American Academy of Nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island (where she also later received a Distinguished Alumni award), a master in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in psycho-social nursing from the University of Colorado and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Washington.
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