In addition to her faculty role at the UCF College of Nursing, Annette Bourgault, is a research scientist with Orlando Health and editor for Critical Care Nurse, a journal of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. A widely published researcher and frequent presenter, Bourgault focuses her research on the areas of critical care, evidence-based practice, verification of feeding tube placement, microaspiration in mechanically ventilated, enterally fed patients, and de-implementation of tradition-based practice. Her ultimate goal is to help nurses in critical care and acute care settings incorporate research evidence into their clinical practice. She is a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing, an honor given to highly distinguished nurse leaders, and has been actively involved with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

  • PhD, Augusta University
  • MSc, Queen’s University (Ontario)
  • BScN, University of Ottawa
  • Graduate Certificate, Critical Care Nursing, St. Lawrence College (Ontario)
  • Nursing Diploma, St. Lawrence College (Ontario)
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Editor, Critical Care Nurse
  • Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Critical Care, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, JPEN, Nursing Forum, BMJ Open Gastroenterology and Journal of Clinical Nursing
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Research Abstract Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2021
  • Phoebe Kandel Rohrer Distinguished Alumna Award, Augusta University College of Nursing, 2020
  • 2019 Research Abstract Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2019
Selected Professional Activities
  • Chair, Mid-Career Special Interest Group, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Expert Panel on Acute & Critical Care, American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • International Academy of Nurse Editors
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Critical Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Translational Research
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
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