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Angela Brittain

Angela Brittain

Clinical Assistant Professor, Vancouver 360-546-9621 VLIB 210V 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Dr. Angela Brittain is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing. Her PhD in Nursing Science degree was completed at The University of Arizona with a substantive focus in Informatics and a minor in Nursing Health Systems. Her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree was also completed at The University of Arizona. Exposure to the prevalence of preventable errors for hospitalized patients led to her research interest in hospital system health and the resultant impact that has on patient safety.


  • PhD in Nursing Science, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • MSN, The University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona

Research Interests
Research interests include system-level factors that impact hospital system health and patient safety, communication pathways, and informatics.

Methodological Strengths
Qualitative Descriptive research and Natural Language Processing.

Areas of Expertise
Informatics, Complex Systems


  • American Medical Informatics Association, 2019 – Present
  • Western Institute of Nursing, 2018 – Present
  • Phi Kappy Phi National Honor Society, 2016 – Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 2016 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Harry Heller Memorial Endowment Scholarship, 2019-2020
  • National Faculty Loan Program, The University of Arizona, 2017 – 2020
  • Academic Excellence Award, The University of Arizona – 2016

Selected Publications

Brittain, A. C., & Carrington, J. M. (2021). Organizational health and patient safety: A systematic review. Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, 5(2).

Brittain, A. C. (2020). A mother’s love. Arizona Nurse, 73(2), 5.

Brittain, A. C., & Carrington, J. M. (2019). A concept analysis of organizational health
and communication. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 43(1), 68-75. doi:10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000331

Carrington, J. M., & Brittain, A. C. (2018). Co-Author and Poster Presenter: Overview:
Transforming healthcare communication from a human factors perspective [Abstract]. Proceedings from WIN 2018: Communicating Nursing Research: Transforming Health Through Advances in
Nursing Research, Practice, and Education, 51; 451, Spokane, WA: Western Institute of Nursing [Poster].

Carrington, J. M., Estrada, N., Brittain, A. C., Dudding, K. M., Galatzan, B. J.,
Nibbelink, C., Rasmussen, R. J., Roberts, M. L., & Renz, S. M. (2018). Nursing informatics year in review 2017. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 42(2): 180-185. doi:10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000284


Brittain, A. C., & Carrington, J. M. (2021). Co-Author and Poster Presenter: System-level events and patient safety [Abstract]. Proceedings from WIN 2021: Better Together: Integration of Nursing Research, Practice, and Education 54, 231, Virtual: Western Institute of Nursing [Poster].

Brittain, A. C. & Carrington, J. M. (2019). Communication of organizational-level adverse events occurring in hospitals [Abstract]. Career, Connection, Community
Communicating Nursing Research; Student Exchange, San Diego, CA. [Poster].

Brittain, A. C., & Carrington, J. M. (2018). Organizational health and communication: A concept analysis [Abstract]. Transforming Health Through Advances in Nursing Research, Practice, and Education; Student Exchange, Spokane, WA: Western Institute of Nursing [Poster].

Updated 7/2021