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Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN
COL, US Army (Retired)

Nurse Resiliency - Post Pandemic

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Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor and Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing at the School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham, Alabama. She joined the UAB faculty in 2008 after having served 26 years in the US Army Nurse Corps, where she held clinical, administrative, educational, and research positions. At UAB she teaches and mentors students in the PhD and the Executive DNP Programs. She conducts research on the nursing workforce and nursing’s contributions to patient safety and quality outcomes.  Dr. Patrician is Co-Director of the VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) fellowship program at the Birmingham, AL site and mentors post-doctoral nurses, physicians, and pharmacists in quality improvement and improvement science activities.  She has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.

Dr. Patrician earned a BSN from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; MSN in Critical Care from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas; and PhD in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.