Angela Barron McBride, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (Chair)

Angela Barron McBride, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (Chair)

Angela Barron McBride is Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emerita at Indiana University School of Nursing. During her tenure as dean, she served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing within Indiana University Health, the largest hospital network in Indiana and one of the largest in the United States. Currently, she is a member of the Indiana University Health Board, and chairs the board’s Committee on Quality and Patient Safety. She served as president of Sigma Theta Tau International (1987–1989) and of the American Academy of Nursing (1993–1995).
 
Dr. McBride is known for her contributions to women’s mental health; her book The Growth and Development of Mothers was named one of the best books of 1973 by both the American Journal of Nursing and the New York Times.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division 35 (women’s health) and Division 38 (health psychology) and received the latter’s “Outstanding Contributions to Nursing and Health Psychology” Award in 1995; that same year, she was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine.
 
She is actively involved in an assortment of leadership-development programs, running the leadership conference for the Hartford Foundation’s Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program and chairing the National Advisory Committee of the RWJF’s Nurse Faculty Scholars Program.  Her book on The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders will be published in Fall 2010. In 2006, she was named a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing.