Tucson, Ariz., -- Barbara B. Brewer, PhD, RN, clinical associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing will be inducted as a fellow of the esteemed American Academy of Nursing (AAN) at the 40th AAN Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC, in October, 2013.
Dr. Brewer is a nurse clinical leader and researcher, and is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in improving healthcare safety and quality outcomes and advancing professional practice environments. She encourages best practices through systems analysis and innovative systems design, using systems communications to coalesce inter-professional talents, and blending the humanistic with the technologic.
Dr. Brewer is recognized nationally as a Synergy Model thought leader, a professional practice model used in hospitals across the United States and Canada. She has served as a Magnet appraiser and led a Magnet Hospital team that implemented human caring theory as an interdisciplinary professional practice model. The outcomes resulted in specifically-designed ‘engaged caring moments' and compared to other Magnet-designated hospitals, a record-setting high percentage of quality outcome scores.
Brewer is one of 172 newly elected fellows. The American Academy of Nursing is a peer-elected body of 2068 top nursing leaders in the country focused on transforming health care policy and practice through nursing knowledge. With this new class, fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 19 countries. To date, the UA College of Nursing has 15 faculty members and 12 emeriti faculty who have been inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.
Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and disabilities. Established in 1957, the college ranks among the top nursing programs in the United States. For more information about the college, please visit its website, www.nursing.arizona.edu.