Dean and Professor
Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Beth Ann Swan is Dean and Professor at the Jefferson School of Nursing Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Swan is a Past President of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nursing Education and is a member of the MEDSURG Nursing Manuscript Review Panel. She served as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Standardizing Ambulatory Care Performance Measures. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to evidence-based practice, ambulatory care nursing, and academic nursing practice. Dr. Swan was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study delirium screening in hospitalized older adults and HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing to develop, implement, and evaluate advanced practice educational programs to promote health access in rural Pennsylvania. She co-authored a book, Evidence-based Nursing Care Guidelines: Medical-Surgical Interventions and the book received a 2008 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award. Awards include selection as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2007-2010), the Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania for Excellence in Nursing Research (2009), and Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing (2005).