Elizabeth Bridges

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AACN Board
July 2016-June 2019

Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019.

Bridges is professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics at University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, and the clinical nurse researcher at University of Washington Medical Center. In October 2014, she retired with the rank of colonel after 30 years of service in the USAF Nurse Corps.

A member of AACN since 1986, Bridges is a frequent presenter at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition and local conferences. She serves on the editorial boards of American Journal of Critical Care and AACN Advanced Critical Care, and she was a member of the CCRN/CCNS Item Writing and Exam Development committees and the 2017 AACN Nominating Committee. She has presented two AACN webinars: "Live Q&A: Functional Hemodynamics," in 2015, and "Integrating Functional Hemodynamics at the Point of Care," in 2014.

Her professional research focuses on two areas: care of patients during long-distance military aeromedical evacuation and the integration of hemodynamics into the care of critically ill patients.

Additional affiliations include fellowship in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Nursing and membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Her many honors include AACN Distinguished Research Lecturer, 2015, AACN Flame of Excellence, 2011, and AACN Certification Corporation Special Contributor Award in 1999. She also received the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Air Force.

Bridges earned a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Nursing with a critical care nursing focus from University of Washington, Seattle, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland.