Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN
Colonel, US Army (Retired)
Professor and Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Co-Director, VA Quality Scholars Program, Birmingham VA Medical Center
Dr. Patricia A. Patrician is a tenured Professor and the Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair 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, the nursing practice environment, and quality and safety patient and nurse outcomes. She is currently a Principal Investigator on a study of mortality, readmissions, and failure to rescue in military hospitals. She and her team recently completed 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 at San Antonio, 1985 - 1988
BSN, Wilkes University Nursing, 1978 - 1982
- 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship
- 2017 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- 2015 Research Mentorship Award, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, Academy Health
- 2014 Duncan Neuhauser Curricular Innovation Award in Healthcare Improvement for Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap in Advanced Quality and Patient Safety Courses, Academy for Healthcare Improvement.
- 2004 Anita Newcomb McGee Award (Army Nurse of the Year), Washington, DC
*Swiger, P. A., Loan, L., Raju, D., Breckenridge- Sproat, S., Miltner, R. S., & Patrician, P. A. (2018). Relationships between the military nursing practice environment and patient outcomes. Research in Nursing & Health, 41, 131-144.
*Wilbanks, B.A., Berner, E.S., Alexander, G.L., Azuero, A., Patrician, P.A., & Moss, J.A. (2018). The effect of data-entry template design and anesthesia provider workload on documentation accuracy, documentation efficiency, and user-satisfaction. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 118, 29-35.
*Zengul, F. D., Weech-Maldonado, R., Ozaydin, B., Patrician, P. A., O’Connor, S.J. (2018). Longitudinal analysis of high-technology medical services and hospital financial performance. Health Care Management Review, 43(1), 2-11. [2016 Jul 27 Epub ahead of print]
Rossiter, A., Patrician, P. A., Dumas, M. A., Ling, C. G., Johnson, H. L., & Wilmoth, M. C. (2018). I Serve 2: Identifying and caring for military connected children in civilian primary care settings. Journal of the American Association of Nursing Practitioners. Sep 11. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000084. [Epub ahead of print]
*Breaux-Shropshire, T.L., Huie, R., Shropshire, T. S., Wyatt, A., Shropshire, A. T., Estrada, C.A., & Patrician, P. (2017). First steps in improving blood pressure control among primary care hypertensive veterans utilizing quality improvement tools. Alabama Nurse, 44(3), 19-22.
Breckenridge-Sproat, S., *Swiger, P., Belew, D., Raju, D., Patrician, P. A., & Loan, L. (2017). A program evaluation of the Patient CaringTouch System (PCTS): A pre- and post-implementation assessment. Nursing Outlook, 65 (Supplement), S109-S119.
Dolansky, M., *Schexnayder, J., Patrician, P. A., & Sales, A. (2017). Implementation science: new approaches to integrating QSEN competencies in nursing education. Nurse Educator (supplement), 42(5S), 12-17.
*Swiger PA, Patrician PA, Miltner RSS, Raju D, Breckenridge-Sproat S, Loan LA. (2017). The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index: An updated review and recommendations for use. International Journal of Nursing Studies,74,76-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.06.003. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PMID: 28641123
James, D., Patrician, P. A., & Miltner, R. S. (2017). Testing for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN): Reflections from using QSEN as a framework for RN orientation. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 33(4), 180-184.
*Prapanjaroensin, A., Patrician, P. A. & Vance, D. E., (2017). Conservation of Resources Theory in nurse burnout and patient safety. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(11):2558-2565. doi: 10.1111/jan.13348. [Epub ahead of print July 2017]
*Swiger, P., Raju, D., Breckenridge-Sproat, S., & Patrician, P.A. (2017). Adaptation of the Practice Environment Survey instrument for military nurses: A psychometric analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(9), 2219-2236. doi: 10.1111/jan.13276. [2017, Feb 8. Epub ahead of print]
Patrician. P. A., McCarthy, M. S, *Swiger, P. Raju, D., Breckenridge-Sproat, S., Su, X., *Randall, K. H., & Loan, L. A. (2017). Association of temporal variations in staffing with hospital-acquired pressure injury in military hospitals. Research in Nursing and Health,40(2),111-119. doi: 10.1002/nur.21781. Epub 2016 Dec 9
*Dick, T., Loan, L. & Patrician, P. A. (2017). The value of nursing care: a concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 52(4), 357-365. 17 Apr 13. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12204. [Epub ahead of print]
*Vo, J.B., *Nolan, T.S., Vance, D.E., Patrician, P.A., & Meneses, K. (2017). Cardiovascular disease risk among breast cancer survivors: An evolutionary concept analysis. Nursing Research and Reviews, 2017(7), 9-16. doi: https://doi.org/10.2147/NRR.S122852
*Lowe, M. Gakumo, C.A., & Patrician, P. A. (2017). Coping strategies of nurses in a palliative care nurses. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 27(2), 24-28.
*Jennings, J.C., Landry, A.Y., Hearld, L.R., Snyder, S.W., Weech-Maldonado, R., & Patrician, P. A. (2017). Examining the relationship between community orientation and hospital financial performance. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 17(2), 50-60.
*Jennings, J.C., Landry, A.Y., Hearld, L.R., Weech-Maldonado, R., Snyder, S.W., Patrician, P.A. (2017). Organizational and environmental factors influencing hospital community orientation. Health Care Management Review. 2017 Sep 15. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000180. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:28915164
Patrician, P. A., Loan, L. A., McCarthy, M. S., *Swiger, P., Breckenridge-Sproat, S., Brosch, L. R., & Jennings, B. M. (2017). Twenty years of staffing, practice environment, and outcomes research in military nursing: What have we learned? Nursing Outlook, 65 (Supplement), S120-S129.
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