Colonel, US Army (Retired)

Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor

UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Senior Nurse Faculty, VA Quality Scholars Program, Birmingham VA Medical Center

Dr. Patricia A. Patrician is the Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She joined the faculty in August 2008, after retiring from a 26-year career with the US Army Nurse Corps.  She teaches in the PhD program, mentors pre- and post-doctoral students and fellows and conducts research on nurse staffing, work environment, and quality and safety patient and nurse outcomes.  She is currently a co-investigator on a program evaluation of the US Army’s Patient CaringTouch System, an innovative nursing practice model.  She is a Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) consultant.



MSS, US Army War College Strategic Studies, 2003 - 2005
PhD, University of Pennsylvania Nursing 1997 - 2002 
MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Critical Care Nursing 1985 - 1988
BSN, Wilkes University Nursing 1978 - 1982