Associate Professor Vivian Schutz is the author of five books, nearly two dozen book chapters and more than 50 journal articles, primarily focusing on healthcare costs, healthcare economics evaluation and patient safety. In addition to her degrees in nursing, Schutz holds two MBAs — one in strategic management service and another in total quality management. Her current work relates to alarm response in intensive care units, improving usability of monitors and reducing alarm fatigue, as well as economic analysis of nursing technologies. Schutz has been a registered nurse for nearly 35 years, with clinical experience in acute care, critical care and emergency nursing. Prior to joining UCF, she was a nursing faculty member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and at several institutions in her native Brazil.

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Florida
  • PhD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • MSN, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
  • BSN, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)
  • MBA in Strategic Management Services, Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • MBA in Total Quality Management, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Nursing Studies
Selected Professional Activities
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing: Nu Beta At-Large Chapter
Additional Language
  • Portuguese


Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Critical Care
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Trauma / Emergency Care
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
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