• Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Research Summary

Current research interests include the nursing workforce, workload, nurse-to-patient ratios, patient acuity, nurse career paths, compensation, voluntary turnover, nurses working at the bedside in the childbearing and child rearing years and quantitative and qualitative methods.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Utah
  • , ADN Nursing, Weber State University


Dr. Hofmann is an Associate Professor for the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. In this role she teaches baccalaureate and doctoral course focusing on advanced management and advanced finance in healthcare systems, quality improvment, and professional roles. Dr. Hofmann's background includes many years in the acute-care setting where she assumed various clinical and senior executive officer and administrative operations roles. She was responsible for patient care delivery, nrusing standards, and overall healthcare operations. Dr. Hofmann holds two ANCC board certifications, Nurse Executive and Nurse Executive Advanced. In addition she is an Executive Fellow of the Wharton School of Business Nurse Executive Program. Dr. Hofmann has been honored with numerous leadership, teaching and research awards. Her research interests are focused on the nursing workforce, evaluatung workload, patient acuity, novice to expert ratios and factors influencing stabilizing the nursing workforce with experienced and expert nurses. She curretnly serves on the Utah State Board of Nursing, volunteering her time to support and advance nursing in the state. Dr. Hofmann is a member and board member of numerous state and national professional organizations including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American Nurses Association.