Professional Bio

Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.S.N., University of Colorado-Health Sciences Center
  • M.A., Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S.N.,University of Oklahoma

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA), Chair, Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Association of Colleges of Nursing (CACN)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Alpha Kappa Chapter
  • Colorado Nurses Foundation, President, State Steering Committee Member for Colorado Nightingale Dinner

Clinical Expertise & Certifications

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Community Health–Advanced Practice Registry in Colorado
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Work in acute and community health care settings

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Public Policy
Teaching-Learning Issues
Faculty Development and Faculty Practice
Community Health
Global Health and International Issues

Recent Publications

Gilbert, M., Graham-Dickerson, P. & Jarrett, S. (2011). White Paper justifying the need for and role of a Chief Nursing Officer in the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance State of Colorado. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, Denver, Colorado.

Gilbert, M., Jarrett, S., Berg, B., Pennington, K., & Weber, C. (January 25, 2012) Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program., American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, Naples, FL.

Jarrett, Sara, Hummel, Faye, &Whitney, Kathleen. Vietnam. Contributors. Giving Through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World. Springer Publishing Company, LLC: New York; 2010.

Recent Presentations

Gilbert, M., Berg, B., Jarrett, S., Pennington, K., Weber, C., & Ellison, N. (September 19-21, 2012) Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, 5th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Inc. Conference,St. Louis, MO.

Jarrett, S. (February 2012) Panel Speaker: Should Public Policy Support a BSN Workforce? Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders (CONL). Denver, CO.

Gilbert, M., Jarrett S., Scherer, S., Pennington, K., Fuller, S., Riccheti, C., Gorman, I., & Amador, T. (January 26, 2012) Embracing Complexity by Advancing the Value of Faculty Practice through Interprofessional Collaboration among a College for Health Professions, an Alternative High School for Students with Special Circumstances, and a Community Based Care Agency for Undeserved Populations, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Pre-Conference, Naples, FL.

Jarrett, S. Beyond Ivied Walls: Engaging the Political World and Influencing Public Policy. November, 2011, Academic Management Institute, Denver, CO.

Jarrett, S. Wyoming Nurses Association, State Convention, September 2011. Keynote Address: Changing the Paradigm for Nursing: Professional Engagement in the 21st Century.

Jarrett, S. Curtain Call for Health Care Reform: What's Next for the US? Central Colorado Chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Craig Hospital - March 2011

Jarrett, S. Professional Accountability for Public Policy Issues. 100 Nurses for 100 Legislators Forum. February 2009. Colorado Nurses Association. Denver, CO.

Jarrett S. The Future of Nursing. DNA #3 of Colorado Nurses Association. January 2009. Colorado Nurses Association, Colorado Springs CO.

Awards & Recognition

  • Support Friendship Bridge Nurses Group and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy efforts to maintain a master's course in nursing, Atlantic Philanthropies, $63,000 for 24 months, 2011 
  • Inducted into Colorado Nurses Hall of Fame, Colorado Nurses Assocation, October 2010
  • Barbara Thomas Curts Award for significant contributions to nursing practice and health policy through political and legislative activity, American Nurses Association, June 2010 
  • ANA-PAC Leadership Society, Inaugural Inductee, American Nurses Association, June 2010. Members of the ANA PAC Leadership Society are recognized as pinnacles of political activism. Society members are chosen by the ANA PAC Board of Trustees for their extraordinary political talent, skill and recognition of the connection between policy, political participation and the ANA-PAC.