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Dr. Gloria Brigham receives Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020 from UW Tacoma School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership


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Gloria Brigham, WSNA director of nursing practice

Dr. Gloria Brigham, WSNA’s director of nursing practice, is the recip­ient of Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020 from the Univer­sity of Washington Tacoma (UWT) School of Nursing and Health­care Leadership. 

According to Janet Primomo, UWT emeritus professor, “[Dr. Brigham’s] career exempli­fies excel­lence in nursing educa­tion and leader­ship and she clearly distin­guished herself among gradu­ates. She has already brought recog­ni­tion to the UWT School of Nursing and Health­care Leader­ship and the region through her educa­tional leader­ship in Nursing and she will continue to do so at the state level and beyond.” 

Starting at St. Francis Hospital in the early 90s, Dr. Brigham was an educa­tion coordi­nator with CHI Franciscan. She served also as the North­west Division Director of Risk Manage­ment Opera­tions with CHI Franciscan. 

Dr. Brigham earned her BSN from UW in Seattle, her Master of Nursing degree from UWT School of Nursing and Health­care Leader­ship, and a few years later, her EdD in Educa­tional Leader­ship, also from UWT. Since completing her MN in 2010, Dr. Brigham has taken on multiple roles with UWT, including clinical faculty, part-time lecturer, and site facil­i­tator for under­grad­uate and graduate students.