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Senior Associate Dean at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Receives Two National Honors

  • 9 November 2015
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ST. LOUIS (November 4, 2015) – Jean Davis, PhD, RN, senior associate dean for research and PhD program director at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, has received two national honors. Davis has been chosen as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most prestigious nursing organizations in the country, and as Ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, a nonprofit group that advocates for and advances nursing science.

Recognized for her leadership in nursing and commitment to continuous education, research and policy, Davis is among 163 nurse leaders to be inducted as a 2015 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. The Academy includes many of the nation's top nursing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers and practitioners. She joins more than 2,300 of her peers in the Academy’s prestigious fellowship which represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 24 countries. Davis was formally inducted with other nurse leaders from around the country at the Academy's Annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Washington D.C. on October 17, 2015.

Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research provides resources to support nursing research and advance the mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research. Ambassadors are selected from a national pool of applicants based on their abilities to advance public, professional and policy-maker awareness of the critical research agenda linked to the National Institute of Nursing Research. They are comprised of nursing and health care leaders who possess stellar research, leadership and communication skills.

“We are very proud that Dr. Davis has been recognized with these tremendous honors,” said Dr. Michael Bleich, Dean at Goldfarb School of Nursing and President of Barnes-Jewish College. “She is an outstanding leader who has made selfless and significant contributions to advancing the nursing workforce with a solid commitment and passion to making the next generation of nurses the best they can be.”

Davis, who joined Goldfarb School of Nursing in February 2014, leads the school’s efforts to develop a collaborative nursing research program that promotes a scientific link between academics and clinical practice. She has extensive experience as both a nurse practitioner and a nurse scientist. 

Throughout her expansive career, Davis has served academic appointments at Wayne State University, University of Florida College of Nursing, University of Arizona, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Davis and University of California-San Diego. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Scholars mentor, has served on National Institute of Health Scientific Review panels, has received federal funding for her research program and training grants and has received a variety of other honors and awards. 


About Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
With a legacy beginning in 1902, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is an independent single-purpose college with a strong tradition of educating health care professionals in St. Louis. It is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with a site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. 

Goldfarb School of Nursing has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with patient simulation mannequins and exam rooms that provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences.  The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Higher Education Commission.

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