Patricia Gonce Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Curriculum Vitae

Patricia Gonce Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN portrait
  • Louis H. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair, Office Of Sr Vp Health Sci
  • Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow Alumna, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Editor Journal of Professional Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Dean College of Nursing

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Health Services, Baltimore, MD
  • Master of Science, Medical-Surgical Nursing with Minor in Nursing Education, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Administration/Leadership, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • Post-Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Georgetown University School of Nursing, Washington, DC

Honors & Awards

  • Named the Distinguished Alumna from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2015. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 09/25/2015
  • Named one of 25 Inaugural Visionary Pioneer Alumni at the 125th anniversary celebration of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. 04/2015
  • Received the 2013 Capstone International Book Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing for the text Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, by P. Morton and D. Fontaine. 01/2013
  • Named one of the Top Five Reviewers for 2010 for the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 01/2010
  • Recipient of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for Critical Care and Emergency Nursing for the text Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach 9th Edition by Patricia Gonce Morton and Dorrie K. Fontaine: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2009. 01/2009
  • Recipient of the Excellent Faculty Colleague Award from the University of Maryland Medical Center, 2009. 01/2009
  • Recipient of the 2002 Writer’s Award from the journal MedSurg Nursing for the article: Spencer, D., Whitman, K. & Morton, P. (2001). Inhalation anthrax. MedSurg Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 10(6), 308-312. 01/2002
  • Named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, 2001. 01/2001
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award, Mercy High School, 2000. 01/2000
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Mentor by the journal Critical Care Nurse, 2000. 01/2000
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), November, 1999. 01/1999
  • Recognized as one of the Outstanding Educators, Maryland Association for Higher Education, spring 1992. 01/1992
  • Employee Group Recognition Award, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1990. 01/1990
  • Granted the Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Award of Excellence for 1989 for the text Health Assessment in Nursing. 01/1989

Biography

Patricia G. Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, joined the University of Utah in August 2013 as the Dean of the College of Nursing. She is a tenured professor and holds the Louis H. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair.

Prior to her position at the University of Utah, Dr. Morton was a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Nursing for 33 years. She taught in the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs.  Dr. Morton led the teams that developed the acute care nurse practitioner specialty, the nurse anesthesia specialty, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  In the late 1980s, Dr. Morton developed the first simulation laboratory for the University of Maryland School of Nursing.  Dr. Morton held numerous administrative positions including Assistant Dean for the Master’s Program and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Morton practiced as an acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Maryland Medical Center until she left her position in July of 2013.
 
Dr. Morton is an educator and scholar and is known for her work in critical care nursing and nursing education. She has authored three textbooks, numerous book chapters, and over 50 journal articles. She has served on the editorial board of six nursing journals and for seven years was the editor of the journal AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Currently, Dr. Morton is the editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing  sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She has presented many papers at regional, national, and international conferences and was a co-investigator on an National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded study examining the psychological response to home automatic external defibrillators. In addition, she has been active at the local and national levels of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).  Dr. Morton has served on national committees for the past ten years including a three year appointment on the Board of Directors for AACN.  Currently, she is a member of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (UUHC) Board of Trustees and the UUHC Health Care Executive Committee, a member of the Western Institute of Nursing, and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.