Laura Wagner, PhD, RN, FAAN

School of Nursing
490 Illinois Street, #92M
San Francisco, CA 94158
Laura Wagner
Education and Training

Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, OH, BSN - 1997 Nursing

University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia, PA, MSN - 1999 Nursing- Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Emory University,Atlanta, GA, PhD - 2004 Nursing

Awards and Honors

Springer Award in Geriatric Nursing Research, Springer Publishing Company, 2008

New Investigator Award in Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2009

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2013
My program of research has focused on improving patient safety among nurses. In particular I focus on nursing care processes to improve the EFFICIENCY of care, provide ETHICAL care, and ensure safe care is EVIDENCE-based. I have conducted several funded studies on improving adverse event reporting system software, managing nursing care around falls management, reducing physical restraints and siderails, improving adverse event disclosure, and assessing safety culture in the nursing home setting. My service work has included working with the National Quality Forum to update their list of Serious Reportable Events to include Long-Term Care as well as working as a Faculty member with Safer Healthcare Now! Initiative in Canada to develop the "Getting Started Kit" for falls management in healthcare settings and also chairing the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guideline development for Alternatives to Restraint Use.