Sarah L Brzozowski, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC


Dr Sarah Brzozowski is the Director of Accreditation for the Forum for Shared Governance. She can be contacted at

Sarah is the Director of Magnet and Nursing Excellence at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin. Sarah is accountable for UW Health’s Magnet designation and also oversees nursing research, evidence-based practice programming, and leads shared governance initiatives. Sarah assisted UW Health in becoming only  the second healthcare system to be accredited as a shared governance institution by the Forum for Shared Governance in 2021. Sarah began her nursing career on a Clinical Research Unit where her appreciation for research and advancing knowledge began.

Prior to obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Spanish (with a minor in business) from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Sarah also has a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University and is currently a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where her dissertation explores leadership, work environment and professional nursing practice of registered nurses in primary care. Sarah has served as Chair of the Health Systems, Policy & Informatics Research Interest Group at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, is Nurse Executive Advanced Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, and the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing.