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Faculty - Jacinda L. Bunch

Jacinda L. Bunch
Assistant Professor
384 CNB

PhD, University of Iowa
MSN, Leadership in Nursing and Health Care Systems, University of Missouri
BSN, University of Missouri
AAS, Nursing Science, Lincoln University

Research Focus/Clinical Interests: 
  • Patient safety
  • Team communication and dynamics
  • Health systems as high reliability organizations
  • Safety culture in acute hospital settings simulation

Jacinda Bunch, RN, graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences (Nursing) from Lincoln University in 1992; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2006; a master’s degree in Leadership and Health Care Systems from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2008; and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Iowa in May 2014.

Her clinical background includes medical-surgical nursing, orthopedics, managed care, nurse paralegal, corrections nursing, and nursing administration. Jacinda is currently an Associate at the University of Iowa teaching undergraduate nursing courses such as Improving Health Systems. She recently completed a two-year fellowship in the Veteran’s Administration Quality and Safety Scholar program, where she completed a surgical discharge quality improvement project and continues as an active member of a research team exploring the implementation and utilization of multi-state tele-ICU services.

Jacinda’s area of research interest is health systems and patient safety, specifically how nurses work in acute care settings to keep patients safe.