Two UW School of Nursing Faculty Inducted in the Western Academy of Nurses

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Two UW School of Nursing Faculty Inducted in the Western Academy of Nurses

April 11, 2019 Seattle—The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) inducted two UW School of Nursing faculty into the Western Academy of Nurses today at WIN’s 2019 Communication Nursing Research Conference in San Diego, California:

  • Professor Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN.

Bridges studies the integration of cardiovascular monitoring into the care of critically ill and injured as well as en route critical care, motivated in part by her 30 years of experience in the Air Force Nurse Corps. She created the evidence-based TriService Nursing Research Battlefield and Disaster Nursing Pocket Guide. She is also currently a Director, American Association Critical Care Nursing.

“Elizabeth’s stellar career to date has more than earned her a place in the Western Academy of Nurses. She does incredible research here, and has a talent for taking that work back into health care practice,” stated Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN, and the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Executive Dean of the UW School of Nursing.

  • Hilaire Thompson, PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, and Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professor.

Thompson has served as the School of Nursing’s Graduate Program Director since 2016 and led the development of the DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track at UW. Her research focuses on how traumatic brain injuries are affected by age and how technology can assist in preventing injuries in older adults.

“Hilaire’s innovative work on traumatic injuries has distinguished her as a notable researcher. She’s been a strong leader in our school, as well as an exceptional mentor and teacher to many students. I’m thrilled that WIN is recognizing her,” stated Emami.

Inductees to the Academy are WIN members in good standing who have been actively engaged in WIN for a period of at least five years and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and research, practice or education. They are chosen based on the recommendations of a sponsor from the Academy and a co-sponsor from WIN or a WIN-member agency.

Thompson also received WIN’s 2019 Regional Geriatric Nursing Education Award, which recognizes excellence or innovation in gerontological nursing education.

About the School of Nursing

Celebrating 100 years in nursing education and research, the University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently a top-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service. For more information, visit

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