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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Area of Excellence 2: Contexts of Care and Patient Safety

Conveners: Joyce Verran, PhD, RN, FAAN and Jacqueline Jones, PhD, RN, FRCNA

AE2 focuses on contexts of care and patient safety including effects of nursing systems on patient outcomes, adherence to medication regimens, patient outcomes and nurse residency programs (NRPs), health and safety across the lifespan, prevention of adverse events in acute-care hospitals.


Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAANView Linda Flynn Faculty Profile
Colleen Goode, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BCView Colleen Goode Faculty Profile
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, ANEFView Sara Horton-Deutsch Faculty Profile
Karen Gorton, PhD, RN, MSView Karen Gorton Faculty Profile
Jacqueline Jones (convener), PhD, RN, FRCNAView Jacqueline Jones Faculty Profile
Mary Beth Flynn Makic, PhD, RN, CNS, CCNS, CCRN, FAANView Mary Beth Flynn Makic Faculty Profile
Joan Nelson, DNP, RNView Joan Nelson Faculty Profile
Mustafa Ozkaynak, PhDView Mustafa Ozkaynak Faculty Profile
Blaine Reeder, PhDView Blaine Reeder Faculty Profile
Karen H. Sousa, PhD, RN, FAANView Karen Sousa Faculty Profile
Joyce Verran (convener), PhD, RN, FAANView Joyce Verran Faculty Profile
John Welton, PhD, RN, FAANView John Welton Faculty Profile
Shelly A. Fischer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE (University of Wyoming)View Shelly Fischer Faculty Profile