Barb King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor and Center for Aging Research & Education Director
4157 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing
MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing
BA, College of St. Scholastica; Nursing
Dr. King’s research is dedicated to creating sustainable and scalable practice change to promote patient safety for hospitalized older adults. Her efforts include identifying systemic barriers that prevent nurses from delivering the best care to older patients and developing realistic solutions that enable healthcare systems to remove or overcome those barriers. Her experience as a geriatric nurse practitioner has provided her with a unique and valuable perspective as a researcher, teacher and mentor.
Her work to optimize nursing care of hospitalized older adults was recognized with a 2017 John A. Hartford Foundation Award.