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College of Nursing
 

Amy J. Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN

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


Amy Barton

Amy.Barton@ucdenver.edu

Amy Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing, earned her bachelor's of nursing from the University of Toledo, her master's of nursing from the Medical College of Ohio and her PhD from the University of Florida. As Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, she is responsible for faculty practice and development of community partnerships. She provided the vision and strategic initiative to create Sheridan Health Services, a nurse-managed, federally qualified community health center serving low-income residents in an urban area southwest of Denver.

She has published articles and book chapters on topics including faculty practice, patient outcomes, quality and safety, and informatics. Dr. Barton is a member of the 2005 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows. Her work in national quality and safety initiatives include the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses initiative and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation initiative on "Retooling for Quality and Safety."

Barton is currently chair of the Board of the National Nursing Centers Consortium and is on the National Advisory Committee for the Duke/Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association, and the American Medical Informatics Association. She was elected to membership as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice (1998) and is a Fellow in the Western Academy of Nursing (2007) and the American Academy of Nursing (2010). Awards include recognition as an Emerging Leader in the University of Colorado system (2004-05) and the Chancellor’s Recognition for Promoting and Supporting Diversity (2003 and 2007). In addition, she has received alumni awards from the University of Toledo (2005) and the University of Florida (2007).

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
PhD University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Nursing 1993
MSN Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Nursing 1990
BSN University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
Nursing 1984

The following are selected publications from Barton's past work:

  1. Gocsik, T. K., & Barton, A. J. (2014). Why clinical change leadership is essential for project success. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 28(2), 83-85.
  2. Barton, A. J. (2014). Creating an enabling information technology infrastructure. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 28(1), 7-8.
  3. Armstrong, G., & Barton, A. J. (2014). Quality and safety education for nurses. In P. Kelley, B. A. Vottero, & C. A. Christie-McAuliffe (Eds.). Introduction to quality and safety education for nurses: Core competencies (Chapter 2, pp. 39-64). New York: Springer.
  4. Irizarry, T., & Barton, A. J. (2013). A sociotechnical approach to successful EHR implementation: 5 best practices for clinical nurse specialists. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(6), 283-285.
  5. Shapiro-Mathews, E., & Barton, A. J. (2013). Using the patient engagement framework to develop an institutional mHealth strategy. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(5), 221-223.
  6. Barton, A. J. (2013) Technology trends impacting patient care. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(3), 113-114.
  7. Armstrong, G., & Barton, A. J. (2013). Fundamentally updating fundamentals. Journal of Professional Nursing, 29(2), 82-87.
  8. Carroll, C., Flucke, N., & Barton, A. J. (2013). The use of dashboards to monitor quality of care. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(2), 61-62.
  9. Mason, A., & Barton, A. J. (2013). The emergence of a learning health care system. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(1), 7-9.
  10. Headrick, L. A., Barton, A. J., Ogrinc, G., Strang, C., Aboumatar, H., Aud, M., Haidet, P.,... Patterson, J. (2012). Retooling for safety and quality: Integrating quality and safety into the required curriculum at twelve medical and nursing schools. Health Affairs, 31(12), 2669-2680. doi:10.1377/hithaff.2011.012.1
  11. Barton, A. J., & Skiba, D. J. (2012). Creating social media policies for education and practice. In P. A. Abbott, C. Hullin, C. Ramierez, C. Newbold, & L. Nagle (Eds.). Studies in informatics: Advancing global health through informatics. Proceedings of NI2012, the 11th International Congress of Nursing Informatics.
  12. Barton, A. J. (2012) The use of short message service in hospitals. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(6), 300-301. doi:10.1097/NUR.0b013e31826e3dc1 
  13. Barton, A. J. (2012). Health IT safety: Implications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(4), 198-199. doi:10.1097/NUR.0b013e31825aea68
  14. Barton, A. J. (2012). The regulation of mobile health applications. BMC Medicine, 10, 46.
  15. Barton, A. J. (2012). The use of smartphones in hospitals. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(3), 128-130.
  16. Barton, A. J. (2012). Health information exchange: Implications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(1), 10-11.
  17. Ogrinc, G. S., Headrick, L. A., Moore, S. M., Barton, A. J., Dolansky, M. A., & Madigosky, W. S. (2012). Fundamentals of health care improvement: A guide to improving your patient's care (2nd Ed.). Oak Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources.
  18. Barton, A. J. (2011). Alert fatigue: Implications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(5), 218-219.
  19. Barton, A. J. (2011). Social media as an institutional resource: Implications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(3), 107-109.
  20. Barton, A. J. (2011). The electronic health record and "Meaningful Use": Implications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 25(1), 8-10.
Title Organization Year
Fellow American Academy of Nursing 2010
Alumna of the Year University of Florida
College of Nursing

2007

Fellow Western Academy of Nursing 2007
Dorothy M. Smith
Nursing Leadership Award
University of Florida
College of Nursing
2006
Distinguished Alumna Award University of Toledo
College of Health and Human Services
2005
Fellow Robert Wood Johnson
Executive Nurse Fellows Program
2005-2008
Selected Participant,
Leadership for Academic Nursing Program
American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2005
Selected Participant,
Emerging Leaders Program
University of Colorado President’s Office 2004
Chancellor’s Recognition for Promoting and Supporting Diversity University of Colorado 2003
Fellow Penn-Macy Institute to Advance Academic Nurse Practice; University of Pennsylvania 1999
Distinguished Practitioner National Academies of Practice 1998
Selected Participant,
Academic Management Institute
Colorado Network of Women Leaders; American Council on Education; Office of Women in Higher Education 1998
    Education Projects:
  • 2013-2016, Project Director, i-CARE, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention--Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, UD7HP26482, $1,491,724.
  • 2010-2013, Grantwriter/Strategist (5%), Affordable Care Act: Nurse Managed Health Clinics, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing, T56HP20661, $1,498,206
  • 2010-2013, Project Director, i-LEAD, Innovative Leadership and Administration in Nursing and Health Systems, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing , D09HP18995, $754,358.
  • 2009-2011, Project Director, QSEN Dissemination to Colorado Nursing Schools, Colorado Trust, $115,119.
  • 2009, Project Director, Master of Science in Nursing Leadership in HealthCare Systems, CU Online, $30,000.
  • 2007-2009, Project Director, QSEN Pilot School Learning Collaborative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $25,000.
  • 2005-2010, Project Director, Nurse-Managed Primary Care at Sheridan Health Services; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing; D11HP05207, $1.5 million.
    Service Projects:
  • 2013, Project Director, Planning for a University-Based, Statewide, Advanced Practice Nurse Residency Program, The Colorado Health Foundation, $28,156.
  • 2011, Project Director, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for School-Based Health Centers Capital Program, Funded by US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, $195,480.
  • 2010-2014, Project Director, Enhancing Sheridan Health Services, Funded by The Colorado Health Foundation, $400,000.
  • 2010, Project Director, Enhancing Mental Health at Sheridan Health Services, Funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, $65,000.
  • 2010, Project Director, Enhancing Case Management and Mental Health Services in Sheridan: Planning Grant, Funded by The Colorado Health Foundation, $20,000.
  • 2009, Project Director, Supplemental Funding for Reproductive Health, Funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, $ 19, 610.64.
  • 2009, Project Director, Enhancing Mental and Dental Health at Sheridan Health Services, Funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, $74,763.
  • 2010, Primary Co-Investigator, Connecting Primary Care Practices with Hard-to-Reach Adolescent Populations, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Master Contract HHSA 290 2007 10008 PBRN Task Order #19, $432,870
  • 2009, Co-PI, Developing a Community Based Participatory Research Infrastructure to Support the Development of an Interprofessional Student-Run School-Based Health Center, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, $20,000
  • PI, Youth Overweight Risk Reduction, Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, 2005. Funded.
  • PI, Cardiovascular risk assessment of preschool children, National Institute of Nursing Research. 1999 – 2003. Funded.