Gail Rea, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Gail Rea was named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in 2013.
Dr. Rea began her career as a critical care nurse and a faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She then served as the director of critical care services at the University of Nevada Medical Center - Las Vegas for four years.
With 30 years of experience as a nurse educator, Dr. Rea has been a leader in promoting evidence-based nursing practice through collaborations between Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Siteman Cancer Center. She has also served on a number of advisory boards to establish collaborations between the College, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Washington University School of Medicine, the Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
In addition, Dr. Rea has presented at a number of conferences nationally and internationally and provided consultation to many nursing programs regarding the integration of simulation into baccalaureate nursing programs and evidence-base practice.
PhD, Saint Louis University
MSN, University of Nebraska
BSN, University of Nebraska
Critical care, burn care, oncology nursing and home health
Impact of cancer on the family; influence of evidence-base practice on patient care outcomes; teaching-learning strategies; impact of high fidelity simulation learning on patient safety outcomes
Sigma Theta Tau International – Tau Iota, Gamma Pi
Nursing Practice Advisor (State of Nebraska)
Pi Lambda Theta – Beta Xi
Phi Delta Kappa
American Diabetic Association – Advisory EDI
American Lung Association – Consultant
American Cancer Society – Breast Cancer Council
Alzheimer’s Association – Speaker
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