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Elizabeth  Ulrich

Elizabeth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN

Department of Graduate Studies
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Dr. Ulrich joined UTHealth as a professor of clinical nursing in Fall 2014. She has been a co-investigator on a series of national nursing workforce and work environment studies and on studies of critical-care nurse work environments conducted for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She currently is the primary investigator on ANNA’s study “Assessing the Patient Safety Culture in Nephrology Nurse Practice Settings.”

Ulrich is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) as well as a longtime member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association.

She has numerous publications and presentations to her credit on topics including nephrology nursing, nurses’ work environments, and how new graduate nurses transition into professional nurses. Her book, Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success – now in its second edition (ISBN-13: 9781945157868) – was named a 2012 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) when it first appeared. The first edition of her co-authored book, Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success (ISBN-13: 978-1938835032), was a 2014 AJN Award Recipient.  

Ulrich received her doctorate from the University of Houston in a collaborative program with Baylor College of Medicine. In 2002, she was named a Distinguished Alumna (MSN ’80) of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth.

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