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Dr. Sara Briggs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Adjunct Faculty

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Executive Leadership & Organizational Development
  • Nursing Administration
  • Healthcare

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Kentucky
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Eastern Kentucky University

Dissertation:

Briggs, S. (2018). Use of the Coleman Transition Model to reduce COPD readmissions. Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Projects. 30. https://encompass.eku.edu/dnpcapstones/30

Select Publications & Presentations:

Briggs, S., (2018). COPD management & readmission reduction. [Conference Presentation]. IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.

Briggs, S. (2018). Use of the Coleman Transition Model to reduce COPD readmissions. Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Projects. 30. https://encompass.eku.edu/dnpcapstones/30

Briggs, S., (2016). Sepsis best practice. [Conference Presentation]. The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Sepsis Webinar, Chicago, IL.

Briggs, S., (2016). Integration of quality and IT: Sepsis program. [Conference Presentation]. The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Sepsis Summit, Shepherdsville, KY.

Briggs, S., (2016). Integration of Quality and IT: Sepsis Program. [Conference Presentation]. Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Conference, Louisville, KY.

Briggs, S., (2015). Getting it right from the beginning: Determining level of care status. [Conference Presentation]. Advisory Board Amplify Technology Summit, Washington, D.C.

Briggs, S., (2015). Complex discharge planning. [Conference Presentation]. American Hospital Association Quality & Equity Roadmap. San Francisco, CA. http://www.aha-slhq.org/2015/RoadmapStoryboards/Briggs

Briggs, S. (2012). Social media and its use in healthcare [Unpublished Master’s Thesis]. Jackson Library, Indiana Wesleyan University

Briggs, S., & McFarland, S. (2011). Creating a culture of safety: Rapid response teams for clinical and non- clinical staff. Portland, OR: Net Learning by Cengage.

Briggs, S., & McFarland, S. (2010). Developing and implementing a rapid response team: Best practices. Portland, OR:  Net Learning by Cengage.

Hensley (Briggs), S., & McFarland, S. (2007). Implementation and outcomes of a rapid response team. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 22(4), 307-313. 

Select Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty
    • Thomas More University (August 2018-Present)
    • Chamberlain University (January 2022-Present)
    • Northern Kentucky University (February 2022-Present)
  • Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood, KY. (January 2021-January 2022)

  • Assistant Vice President: Care Coordination & Patient Logistics

St. Elizabeth Healthcare (January 2016-January 2021)