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Barbara Braden Named to Nebraska Nursing Hall of Fame

Barbara Braden Named to Nebraska Nursing Hall of Fame

Barbara Braden, Ph.D., dean of University College and Summer Sessions at Creighton University, was one of two nursing leaders inducted Thursday, Oct. 8, into the newly established Nebraska Nursing Hall of Fame.

The inaugural inductions occurred during a banquet at the 2009 Nebraska Nurses Association Annual Convention in Kearney. Madeline Leininger, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of University of Nebraska Medical Center, was the other inductee.

Braden has had a long and distinguished career at Creighton University, where she has served since 1974. She was a member of the School of Nursing faculty before becoming dean of graduate studies in 1995.

As a nurse, Braden is best known for her development of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk, one of the most widely used tools in the United States and abroad to identify a patientís risk of developing pressure ulcers. The scale has been translated into more than 14 languages.

Braden is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and has received numerous awards for her work.