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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

Clinical Experience
Critical care, burn care, oncology nursing and home health

Research Interests
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

Professional Memberships
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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