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Amy Barton

Amy Barton PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Students Professor, Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:amy.barton@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-1530

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Amy J. Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Amy Barton is a Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Students, and Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing. She earned a BSN from the University of Toledo, an MSN from the Medical College of Ohio, and a PhD from the University of Florida. She served as Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs at the University of Colorado College of Nursing for 22 years, where she was responsible for faculty practice and development of community partnerships. As a national leader in nurse-led care, she provided the vision and strategic initiative to create Sheridan Health Services, a nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, serving low-income residents in an urban area southwest of Denver, Colorado. She was also instrumental in the development of i-LEAD, an online master’s option in nursing and healthcare systems leadership.

Her publications focus on faculty practice, interprofessional education, patient outcomes, quality and safety, and informatics. She is Editor of the Journal of Nursing Education. She has successfully competed for over $8.5 million in grants to support research, practice, and education. Dr. Barton is a member of the 2005 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows. She was an invited participant for the 2018 Macy Conference on Clinical Learning Environments. She received distinguished alumni awards from the University of Toledo and the University of Florida. She is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, a Fellow in the Western Academy of Nursing, the Academy of Nursing Education, and the American Academy of Nursing.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD in Nursing, University of Florida 1993
  • Master's in Nursing, Medical College of Ohio 1990
  • Bachelor's in Nursing, University of Toledo 1984


  • Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education, 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing 2010
  • Alumna of the Year, University of Florida College of Nursing 2007
  • Fellow, Western Academy of Nursing 2007
  • Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Award, University of Florida College of Nursing 2006
  • Distinguished Alumna Award, University of Toledo College of Health and Human Services 2005
  • Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program 2005-2008
  • Selected Participant, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program; American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2005
  • Selected Participant, Emerging Leaders Program; University of Colorado President’s Office 2004
  • Chancellor’s Recognition for Promoting and Supporting Diversity, University of Colorado 2003
  • Fellow, Penn-Macy Institute to Advance Academic Nurse Practice 1999
  • Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice 1998
  • Selected Participant, Academic Management Institute; Colorado Network of Women Leaders; American Council on Education; Office of Women in Higher Education 1998

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