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Elizabeth E. Friberg

Associate Professor
Assessment Coordinator
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
CMNEB 3003
225 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Friberg is passionate about teaching and learning. Her personal mission in life is to “shatter need and explode access” as the phrase creates a sense of urgency to focus on solving big system problems for the greater good. Arriving late in her career to academia, she embraced a broader teaching role and inquiry into the science of deep learning and meaning-making. How we learn greatly informs her teaching and her own learning. She values the use of aggregate information to improve teaching pedagogy and the design, delivery and evaluation of programs of study for students. Teaching in a practice profession such as nursing requires translational components. Nursing student learning requires not only depth and meaning but also translation into practice to improve safe, effective, high quality health and illness care for all human beings. Friberg believes assessing how and what nursing students learn is critical for the future of nursing practice.

GNUR 6054: Research and Biostatistical Processes for Health Care
Credits: 4
This course provides an introduction to nursing and health care-related research and bio-statistical analysis. This course provides the basic skills and knowledge to critique research, develop a research plan, and to develop an evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate applied statistics course within the past five years.
GNUR 8240: Introduction to DNP Practice Inquiry & Scholarship
Credits: 2
This course builds upon master's level advanced nursing practice competencies by introducing the DNP student to expert doctoral nursing practice, AACN DNP Essentials, DNP-APRN Competencies, reflective practice, practice inquiry and scholarship. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement frameworks and socialization to doctoral nursing practice is initiated. A foundation for DNP practicum self-assessments is introduced.
GNUR 8260: Application of Practice Inquiry, Implementation Science and Scholarship
Credits: 3
Second course in a three-seminar sequence that builds upon master's level advanced and interprofessional nursing practice by using design thinking and implementation science as a foundation for scholarly project proposal planning and approval. Advanced nursing practice socialization continues with focus on interprofessional relationships.
GNUR 8270: Introduction to DNP Scholarly Project Evaluation & Dissemination
Credits: 2
Third course in a three-seminar sequence that builds upon master's level advanced nursing practice competencies by introducing the DNP student to concepts of project evaluation and dissemination to support scholarly practice. This course is the culmination of the DNP curriculum and distinguishes the doctoral prepared student to lead in interprofessional practice.
GNUR 8620: Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems
Credits: 3
Builds on knowledge essential to conducting health services research, including social, economic, ethical, and political uses that influence health policy. Develops conceptual and methodological competencies related to research on health services organization, financing, and delivery. Uses evaluation research methods to examine the effects of interventions on outcomes, such as quality and cost. Discusses the role of databases and health informatics in service research. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing, a master's-level health policy course and GNUR 6470 or 8650 (to be taken previously or concurrently) is recommended.
GNUR 9600: DNP Practicum
Credits: 1–9
DNP practicum builds upon master's level advanced nursing competencies by supporting the DNP students' transition to expert doctoral nursing practice and students' achievement of AACN DNP Essentials and DNP-APRN Competencies. Students are expected to advance to a higher level of expertise and demonstrate leadership in practice and scholarship.
GNUR 9610: DNP Practicum I: Development of the Scholary Practice Project Proposal
Credits: 1–4
This course is the first of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. Students finalize the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9620: DNP Practicum II: Implementation of the Scholarly Practice Project
Credits: 1–4
This course is the second of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum II students implement the scholarly practice project.
GNUR 9630: DNP Practicum III: Evaluation and Dissemination of the Scholarly Pratice
Credits: 1
This course is the third of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 56 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum III, students evaluate and disseminate their scholarly practice project.

Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund for Faculty Excellence Elizabeth Friberg and Karen Rose Global Citizenship through a Professional Nursing Leadership Student Collaboration ($4,500), University of Virginia School of Nursing (2011)

Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund for Faculty Excellence Kathryn Haugh, Elizabeth Friberg, Randy Jones, Carol Lynn Maxwell-Thompson and Karen Rose RN-BSN Curriculum Program Initiative ($2,500), University of Virginia School of Nursing (2010)