Barb King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN

Position title: Associate Professor, Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair, and Center for Aging Research & Education Director


Phone: 608-263-5319

4143 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

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PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing
MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing
BA, College of St. Scholastica; Nursing

Barbara King is an Associate Professor in the UW–Madison School of Nursing. Dr. King’s program of research is focused on improving outcomes of hospitalized older adults. She uses mixed methods in her study designs and has investigated older adult experiences with hospitalization, ambulation recovery post discharge in older adults, and impact of fall prevention on acute care nursing. Dr. King has designed and implemented a multi-component systems-based intervention to improve older adult patient ambulation during a hospital stay.

Her work to optimize nursing care of hospitalized older adults was recognized with a 2017 John A. Hartford Foundation Award.

Research focus areas

Aging & Care for Older Adults Health Systems & Public Health

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