A photo of Barbara Bowers.Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN

Profesor Emerita, School of Nursing, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison

Chair, Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative

Associate Editor, The Gerontologist

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Faculty Profile


On faculty in School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing for 38 years prior to retirement. Served as the school’s Associate Dean for Research for 12 years.  Also served as Director of Education for Community/Academic Partnerships, Director of Certificate program in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research, Director of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for 15 years. Currently Chair Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative and Associate Editor of The Gerontologist

Keywords: long term care, workforce development, care quality, equity, qualitative research