Theresa Brown, BSN, RN, works as a clinical nurse in Pittsburgh. Her most recent book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives, was a New York Times Bestseller and is available everywhere books are sold.
Theresa received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, and during what she calls her past life, a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. In additional to her clinical work in hospice, Theresa is Executive Director of Nurses of Pennsylvania (@nursesofpa) an advocacy organization committed to fighting for quality care. Theresa is also on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and she lectures nationally on issues related to nursing, health care, and end of life.
She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. Her writing has also appeared on CNN.com, and in The American Journal of Nursing, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Theresa has been a guest on MSNBC Live and NPR’s Fresh Air. Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between is her first book. It chronicles her initial year of nursing and has been adopted as a textbook in Schools of Nursing across the country.
Becoming a mom led Theresa to leave academia and pursue nursing. It is a career change she has never regretted.