Gail Armstrong is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing. Gail holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in literature, a master's in nursing (with an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist focus) and a doctor of nursing practice. Gail’s area of practice has been med/surg nursing, and her teaching is concentrated on adult acute care nursing, with a recent focus on quality and safety. Gail anticipates completing her PhD studies in Health Systems from Vanderbilt University in 2014.
Gail was part of the University of Colorado Quality Safety and Education in Nursing (QSEN) pilot school team to update pre-licensure clinical courses to reflect quality and safety trends in healthcare delivery. She has continued her work with QSEN, participating in Phase III of this national initiative. Most of Gail’s QSEN work has focused on pre-licensure curriculum development, with an emphasis of threading the competencies and KSAs across the classroom setting, skills/simulation lab and clinical rotations. In the last two years, Gail has done extensive national consulting working with nursing faculties in their QSEN work. Gail’s recent publications have focused on effective integration of QSEN into pre-licensure curricula.