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faculty and staff awards

Faculty Honors and Awards

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff recognition reflects the excellence and quality of the College of Nursing. The college is lucky to have such incredible, award-winning faculty and staff, and we are proud of each and every faculty and staff member that has been recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to both the health care profession and the University of Colorado.

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​The Latest and Greatest

May 2017: Sharon Sables-Baus, PhD, MPA, RN, PCNS-BC, CPPS, FAAN

Dr. Sharon Sables-Baus was selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing on May 8, 2017.​

​April 2017: Gail Armstrong, PhD, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE​

Gail Armstrong was awarded and honored as a CU President Teaching Scholar for her oustanding academic schol​arship. Gail is the first member of the College of Nursing faculty to receive this honor since Carolyn Yucha in 1997. She is one of three awardees for the year of 2017. 

February 2017​: Jacqueline Jones, PhD, BN, RN, FRCNA, FAAN ​

A warm round of applause goes to Jacqueline Jones, PhD, BN, RN, FRCNA, FAAN as recipient of the 6th Boeker Faculty Excellence in Research Award for her sustained and consistent record of research, scholarship and honors.

The purpose of the Elisabeth H. Boeker Faculty Excellence in Research Award is to promote and reward excellence in faculty research at the College of Nursing and to support further development of the recipient’s research program. The award recognizes research achievement which has clear implications to clinical use, either demonstrated or potential, and is translatable into health care curricula. The award includes an accompanying Elisabeth H. Boeker Distinguished Lectureship



 Endowed Positions

Amy J. Barton, PhD, RN

Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing Associate,
Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs 

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, RNC, RNP, FAAN

Loretta C. Ford Endowed

Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, ANEF

Endowed Chair in Jean Watson Caring Science

Michael Rice, PhD, FAAN​

Endowed Chair in Psychiatric Mental Health

Mary Weber, PhD​

Associate Professor,
Endowed Professorship in Psychiatric Mental Health​​​


 Living Legends

The College of Nursing is proud to have some of our incredible former faculty announced as Living Legends by the American Academy of Nursing.

Colleen Goode 

Former College of Nursing professor Colleen Goode earned the title of Living Legend in 2014. She retired from the College of Nursing in May of 2016.

Jean Watson, 201​​3

After spending nearly a half century elevating the concept of caring into the realm of hard science, former University of Colorado College of Nursing Dean Jean Watson was selected as a Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing for extraordinary contributions to her profession.​ Read More.

Loretta ​Ford, 1999

Loretta Ford, former College of Nursing educator, was honored as an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend in 1999 after co-founding the Nurse Practitioner program. She has since written close to 100 nursing publications on the program's history, giving nurses and nurse educators today insight into the process.

This year, Ford is being recognized for her contributions to the field of nursing with the 50th Anniversary of the Nurse Practitioner program. 



American Academy of Nursing:

Faculty Fellows:




 Teaching Awards

President’s Award for Teaching Excellence:

Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award:

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching:

Graduate School Mentoring Award