Connie Madden, PhD, MS, RN


  • Assistant Dean for the Baccaluareate Program, College of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing



  • BS, Nursing, Idaho State Univeristy
  • MS , Teaching Nursing, University of Utah
  • MS Certificate, Gerontology, University of Utah
  • PhD, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Communication in the Nursing Home: A Grounded Theory of Nurse-CNA Communication

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Outstanding Emerging Nurse Leader Award. Utah Hospital Association & Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders, 11/2016
  • Dean Linda K. Amos College of Nursing Leadership Development Award. University of Utah, 10/2013
  • Noorda Scholar for PhD education in geriatric nursing. Noorda Scholarship, 08/2010
  • Faculty Spirit Award. College of Nursing, 05/2006
  • Excellence in Teaching. Sigma Theta Tau, 05/2003


Connie Madden is an Assistant Professor (Clinical) at the University Of Utah College Of Nursing, and the Assistant Dean for the Baccalaureate Programs. Her teaching responsibilities vary between the undergraduate program, and the Teaching Nursing program. Her nursing practice background includes med-surg, critical care, home care and staff development. Her interest is in the care of older adults, and in 1999 she received a Graduate Certificate from the Gerontology Center at the University of Utah. She completed her PhD as a Noorda Scholar from the University of Utah Harford Center for Geriatric Excellence in Nursing.  She is interested in the improvement of long-term care for older adults and in the science of teaching and learning.  




  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Member, 09/2010 - present
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Member, 01/2009 - present
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SISH), Member, 01/2009 - present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Rho Chapter (STTI ), Member/Past President, 05/2003 - present
  • Utah Nurses Association (UNA), Member, 01/2000 - present


  • English, fluent.

Career Highlights

Home Health Agency Quality Improvement Manager

Home Health Agency Staff Development Director

Completion of MS in Teaching Nursing at the University of Utah College of Nursing

Completion of MS Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Utah

Employment as clinical faculty member, College of Nursing University of Utah

President of Gamma Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau

Director of Simulation-Curriculum, College of Nursing Univeristy of Utah

Completion of PhD in Nursing at the University of Utah

Assistant Dean for the Baccalaureate Program, College of Nurisng University of Utah