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.