PhD, University of Arizona
MN, University of Washington
Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2000, Dr. Bartz completed 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Her assignments took her throughout the United States and also to Ethiopia, Germany and Belgium. She worked as a critical care nurse and also had positions in education, administration and research. Dr. Bartz’s master’s degree was in physiological nursing and her doctoral degree was in clinical nursing research with a minor in sociolinguistic anthropology.
From 1993 to 1996, COL Bartz was the Chief, Department of Nursing Science at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School. In this role, she had responsibility for the education and training of all nursing specialties, to include master’s students in nursing anesthesia and paraprofessional students in the licensed practical nurse program. From 1996 until her retirement from the Army in 1999, COL Bartz was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Dietrick, MD. She chaired The (Army) Surgeon General’s Human Subjects Research Review Board (IRB) during this assignment.
Dr. Bartz maintains her Army Nurse Corps involvement. In July, 2010 she began a two year term as President of the Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA). She writes columns on Research, Literature and the Arts and on Coaching and Mentoring for the quarterly ANCA newsletter. She also serves as a civilian advisor to the Chief, Army Nurse Corps.
Dr. Bartz has been on the academic staff at UWM since February 2000. She served as project director for three research grants. She also taught undergraduate nursing research and supervised precepted students in their final undergraduate clinical course.
Since 2005, Dr. Bartz has been a nurse consultant with the International Council of Nurses (ICN). She serves as Coordinator for the ICN eHealth Programme. This programme includes the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®), a terminology for nursing, and the Telenursing Network, a community of interest that currently has over 180 members representing over 50 countries. In this role, she develops programme materials, marketing materials, the comprehensive web site, and she makes presentations on ICNP®, nursing terminologies, telenursing and telehealth to international audiences. She is active in the International Organization for Standards (ISO), the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO), and the WHO Family of International Classifications Family Development Committee, and she is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.
Dr. Bartz is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Association. She is on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine. She is a manuscript reviewer for Research in Nursing and Health and for the Journal of Critical Care. Her interests include qualitative research, sociolinguistics, informatics, healthcare terminologies, healthcare policy, research administration, eHealth, telehealth, telenursing, and international nursing and healthcare.