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The UW School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence. An unusually fertile environment for nursing research guides and shapes its baccalaureate and graduate educational programs. It also builds practice that emphasizes leadership skills for the health care needs of a multicultural world.


Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Associate Professor

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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Dr Bridges is also the Clinical Nurse Researcher – University of Washington Medical Center.

Research: Her research investigates the care of critically ill/injured patients in unique and austere environments, to include long distance military aeromedical transport and the performance and integration of hemodynamic data into the care of critically ill patients. She also conducts educational research regarding the use of simulation and the preparation of nurses to provide care in austere or deployed environments.
Teaching: Dr Bridges teaches the critical care nursing seminar. She also guest lectures in areas related to hospital-based disaster response and the performance of clinical research/evidence-based practice by bedside nurses.
Service: Dr Bridges serves as an advisor to the TriService Nursing Research Program, she is a co-editor of the textbook Cardiac Nursing, 5th edition, and serves as a consultant for military nurse researchers/clinicians on a number of topics related to operational healthcare and international disaster response.
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