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Elizabeth Bridges PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Researcher, UW Medical Center

I have 32 years experience with a focus in critical care and critical care research. I joined the faculty at UW in 2004, and I am also the Clinical Nurse Researcher at the University of Washington Medical Center. I served for 30 years in the Air Force Nurse Corps (22 years active duty), which has given a focus to my research on en route critical care. I have lived all over the United States, and my military work has taken me around the world. My current research is related to en route critical care and the integration of cardiovascular monitoring into the care of critically ill/injured. I have also focused on the translation of my research into practice, including the creation of the TriService Nursing Research Battlefield and Disaster Nursing Pocket Guide, which provided evidence-based practice recommendations. I also work closely with clinical nurses at UWMC to bring evidence to the bedside.


Awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)

What classes do you teach?

NMeth 533: Appraisal and Translation of Evidence for Practice
NSG 557 (Guest Lecturer): Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
(Lectures: Shock)

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The passion for the science and practice of nursing. The passion to make a difference – in the classroom as faculty and in translating that work into the care environment. The SON offers a breadth of expertise; there are very few situations where you cannot just walk down the hall and receive a world-class consultation. Finally, I am privileged to work with our incredible students, not only while they are in school but also as they move forward in their careers.


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Lifespan Health
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