Kristen Swanson, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Kristen Swanson, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Kristen M. Swanson, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.is the Dean and Professor at the Seattle University College of Nursing.  Her research focuses on caring, responses to miscarriage and interventions to promote healing after early pregnancy loss. Her caring theory has been used to guide practice, education, and research in schools and health-care settings around the world. She is the first Virginia Mason Medical Center Distinguished Nurse Scholar. She has been a visiting professor in the United States, Thailand, Taiwan, and Sweden, and is frequently invited to consult on strategies to create and sustain a culture of patient centered caring in health care settings. She is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, an advanced leadership initiative for nurses in senior executive roles who aspire to lead and shape the future U.S. health care system.