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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 piers for their outstanding contributions to both the health care profession and the University of Colorado.

​The Latest and Greatest

February 2015: Dean Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN​

Members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced its election results for its new Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, and Dean Thompson was elected to a two-year term on AACN's Nominating Committee. 

It is an honor to be a part of AACN, at the forefront of nursing education and patient care. Thompson will be an incredible addition to AACN's strong leadership and collaborative approach to improving health care.

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​​​

American Academy of Nursing:


Faculty Fellows:


President’s Award for Teaching Excellence:

Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award:

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching:

Graduate School Mentoring Award