Dr. Barbara Brewer is a Professor at The University of Arizona College of Nursing in Tucson. She has been a nurse for over four decades. She began her career as a nurse on a medical-surgical unit and progressed through senior leadership positions in acute care hospitals and health systems. Dr. Brewer has had many funded studies examining the effects of professional practice on nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes. Dr. Brewer is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.