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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
AMC Campus

CCNR Administration

Shaping the CCNR's Future and Getting Potential Stakeholders in the CCNR Fold

Karen H. Sousa, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

Karen SousaDr. Sousa's career goal is to improve patient care through research that focuses on developing and testing conceptual models of quality of life as a nursing practice outcome. She has expertise in developing and applying advanced statistical methods, including structural equation modeling, as appropriate analytical strategies to yield a greater understanding of complex nursing outcomes. Dr. Sousa’s teaching interests include Nursing Theory and Conceptualization and psychometrics.



John Welton, PhD, RN


John WeltonHow much does nursing care cost? How can we build a better nursing care system to improve efficiency, effectiveness, performance, quality, and ultimately, the value of the work nurses provide to their patients? These questions define the career research interests of Dr. John Welton, Professor and Senior Scientist for Health Systems Research at CU College of Nursing. Dr. Welton’s research foci are nursing costs and economics; quality and outcomes of care; big data, real-time information, and decision systems in nursing; performance and effectiveness; nursing value-based care; and pay for nursing performance.





Jason Weiss, MEdJason Weiss

CCNR Coordinator

Jason serves as liaison between the CCNR and external stakeholders, provides logistical support for CCNR activities, and is the point person for CCNR-related inquiries.