Fara Bowler is the Director of the Clinical Education Center and Simulation for the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. She brings clinical expertise as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse practicing in areas of Primary Care, Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Bowler also brings expertise in Simulation. She speaks nationally on the use of simulation to promote quality and safety in care delivery. Ms. Bowler, along with colleagues at CON, have been involved in a SAMSA grant focusing on the integration of SBIRT (Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment) into curricula incorporating high fidelity simulation. Recently, she was the section editor for AACN Advanced Critical Care on the topic of Simulation. She holds national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with the AANP. Most recently, she achieved certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator with Society of Simulation in Healthcare.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Psychiatric-Mental Health/Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Dissertation: Substance use in Healthcare Workers; Process of reporting medication diversion to decrease repeated diversion events.