Amanda Fore, Ph.D., RN

Amanda Fore

Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Undergraduate Studies Program

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482


  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Human factors engineering
  • Implementation research

Dr. Fore is an expert in healthcare quality and patient safety.  She currently works as a Staff Specialist in Nursing Quality, Research, and Innovation at Michigan Medicine.  Dr. Fore received her PhD at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, focusing on patient safety and quality improvement. Dr. Fore’s previous work experience includes Senior Manager of Clinical Quality Reporting, Clinical Information Analyst, Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Interventionist and Educator, and Staff Nurse.  Her research interests include implementation and dissemination of best practices and influencing human behavior in complex health systems.


Dr. Fore’s most recent instructional efforts include being an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Washtenaw Community College where she led instruction of fundamental nursing skills to undergraduate nursing students.  Outside of a formal school setting, Dr. Fore has provided field training for patient safety, in teamwork and root cause analysis, at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Patient Safety and was an educator for a multi-site inpatient tobacco cessation implementation research study at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare Center.  In her current role, she regularly mentors nursing students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctorate).

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Recipient, 2012-2014 Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Veterans Healthcare Scholarship
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2016
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
  • BSN, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2004

Publication Highlights

  • Karp, N.E., Kobernik, E.K., Kamdar, K.S., Fore, A.M., & Morgan, D.M. (in press). Length of catheter use after hysterectomy as a risk factor for urinary tract infection. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, DOI: 10.1097.

  • Sculli, G.L., Fore, A.M., Sine, D.M., Paull, D.E., Tschannen, D., Aebersold, D., Seagull, F.J., & Bagian, J.P. (2015). Effective followership: a standardized algorithm to resolve clinical conflicts and improve teamwork. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 35(1), 21-30.

  • Fore, A., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C., Talsma, A., Duffy, S. (2014). Nurses’ Delivery of the Tobacco Tactics Intervention at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, 2162-2169.

  • Fore, A.M. & Sculli, G.L. (2013). Situational awareness in nursing: a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(12), 2613-2621. 

  • Young-Xu, Y., Fore, A., Metcalf, A., Payne, K., Neily, J., & Sculli, G. (2013). Using Crew Resource Management and a ‘Read-and-Do Checklist’ to Reduce Failure to Rescue Events on a Step-Down Unit. American Journal of Nursing, 113(9), 51-57.

  • Sculli, G.L., Fore, A.M., West, P., Neily, J., Mills, P.D. & Paull, D.E. (2013). Spotlight on safety: nursing crew resource management: a follow-up report from the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(3), 122-126.

  • Fore, A.M., Sculli, G.L., Albee, D., & Neily, J. (2013). Improving patient safety using the sterile cockpit principle during medication administration: a collaborative, unit-based project. Journal of Nursing Management, 41(1), 106-111.

  • Fore, A., Sculli, G., & Paull, D. (2012). Program innovations to be presented at the 13th annual international meeting on simulation in healthcare: using simulation to measure situational awareness in healthcare. Simulation in Healthcare, 7(6), 404.

  • Fore, A.M. (2012). Letter to the editor: situational awareness in nursing. Advances in Nursing Science, 35(3), 192-193.

  • Sculli, G.L. & Fore, A.M. (2012). Reducing Interruptions, Distractions, and Errors in Healthcare. In Advances of Human Aspects in Healthcare. (p3984-3990). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

  • King, B.J., Mills P.D., Fore, A. & Mitchell, C. (2012). The daily plan®: including patients for safety’s sake.  Nursing Management Journal, March, 15-18.

  • West, P., Okam, N., Fore, A., Sculli, G., Neily, J., & Mills, P. (2012). Improving patient safety and optimizing nursing teamwork using crew resource management techniques. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(1), 15-20.

  • Sculli, G.L., Fore, A.M., Neily, J., Mills, P.D., & Sine, D.M. (2011). The case for training VA front-line nurses in crew resource management. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(12), 524-530.

  • King, B., Mills, P., Neily, J., Fore, A., & Bagian, J. (2010). The daily plan®: patients taking part in patient safety. In Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. (p11-18). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

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