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Tami W. Swearingen B.S.N., M.A., R.N., L.N.C.C.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9430
Tami Swearingen is the Senior Vice President, Nursing and Patient Services, Nurse Executive at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Swearingen received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Delaware and went on to obtain her Master's of Art in health care administration/management at the College of Notre Dame. She holds a certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant and has served as an expert witness and completed numerous case reviews across the country. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for Nurse.com (Gannett Company). She is a member of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Nurses Association (ANA), and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). Her clinical background is in general pediatrics, pediatric emergencies and pediatric rehabilitation.
Swearingen's current research interests are evidence-based practices and learning. She currently was one of the authors on a chapter regarding evidence-based practices in a nursing publication.
Shaefer, S., DiPietro, E., Swearingen, T. Building Core Competencies in Nursing Academia- Chapter 5. Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation. 2010.
To Be Published: Reber, P., DiPietro, E., Smith, R., Paraway, Y., Obst, B., Koller, C., Swearingen, T. Communication: The Key to Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Care of a Child with Complex Rehabilitation Needs. September, 2011.