Biography

Friberg is passionate about teaching and learning. Her personal mission in life is to “shatter need and explode access” as the phrase creates a sense of urgency to focus on solving big system problems for the greater good. Arriving late in her career to academia, she embraced a broader teaching role and inquiry into the science of deep learning and meaning-making. How we learn greatly informs her teaching and her own learning. She values the use of aggregate information to improve teaching pedagogy and the design, delivery and evaluation of programs of study for students. Teaching in a practice profession such as nursing requires translational components. Nursing student learning requires not only depth and meaning but also translation into practice to improve safe, effective, high quality health and illness care for all human beings. Friberg believes assessing how and what nursing students learn is critical for the future of nursing practice.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund for Faculty Excellence Elizabeth Friberg and Karen Rose Global Citizenship through a Professional Nursing Leadership Student Collaboration ($4,500), University of Virginia School of Nursing (2011)
  • Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund for Faculty Excellence Kathryn Haugh, Elizabeth Friberg, Randy Jones, Carol Lynn Maxwell-Thompson and Karen Rose RN-BSN Curriculum Program Initiative ($2,500), University of Virginia School of Nursing (2010)

Research Focus

Functional assessment in community dwelling elderly, student learning assessment.

Clinical Focus

Population and systems-based practice, program and process improvement.

Teaching Focus

Community health and population-based practice; health systems leadership, management and administration.

Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau, International, Beta Kappa Chapter (2006-present)
  • American Nurses Association, American Nurses Association (1975-present)
  • Virginia Nurses Association, District 7 (2005-present)
  • Virginia Department on Aging, No Wrong Door(NWD)Resource Team (2008-present)
  • Jefferson Elder Care, Board of Directors (2008-2011)
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization(NHPCO), Managed Care Advisory Council (2002-present)

Publications

Books

Friberg, E. E. & Creasia, J. L. (Eds.) (2015). Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Creasia, J. & Friberg, E. (Eds.) (2011). Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Book Sections

Friberg, E. (2011). Instructor's guide. In M. Stanhope & J. Lancaster (Eds.), Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (pp. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc

Delgado, S., Zschaebitz, E., & Friberg, E. (2011). Professional nursing roles. In J. Creasia and E. Friberg (Ed.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (5th ed.) (pp. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Friberg,E. (2008). Student Quiz. In Stanhope,M., Lancaster,J. (Eds.), Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (pp. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier

Friberg,E. (2008). Instructor's Guide. In Stanhope,M., Lancaster,J. (Eds.), Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (pp. ). St Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier

Friberg,E. (2006). Student Quiz. In Stanhope,M., Lancaster,J. (Eds.), Foundations of nursing in the community: community-oriented practice (pp. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Friberg,E. (2006). Course Length Guides. In Stanhope,M., Lancaster,J. (Eds.), Foundations of nursing in the community: community-oriented practice (pp. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Friberg,E. (2000). Credentialing and Quality Improvement. In , The Credentialing Guide (pp. ). Washington, DC: American Accreditation Healthcare Commission/URAC

Presentations

  • The Golden Nugget: Enhancing Regional LTC Infrastructure through Shared Longitudinal & Aggregate Functional Assessment Data
  • 32nd Annual Meeting Southern Gerontological Society
    Gerontological Society, Raleigh, NC
    (April 16, 11)