Amy Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN

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    Amy Barton

Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs

University of Colorado Denver

Aurora, CO

Dr. Amy Barton, Professor and Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing, earned a BSN from the University of Toledo, an MSN from the Medical College of Ohio, and a 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 the leadership of faculty practice and establishment of communiity partnerships.  She oversees Sheridan Health Services, a nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, erving low-income residents of Sheridan, Colorado. She is assistant director of the interprofessional education program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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. She is currently chair of the Board of the National Nursing Centers Consortium and past-chair of AACN’s Practice Leadership Network.  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), is a Fellow in the Western Academy of Nursing (2007), and is a Fellow in 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).