Harri Brackett, CNS, MS, RN, ACHPN
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

Graduate School :
  • MSN, University of Colorado College of Nursing (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSN, University of Colorado - Health Sciences Center (CO) (1983)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Lead Advanced Practice Nurse- Palliative Care

Recognition & Awards

  • Magnet Nurse of the Year Nominee, ANCC (2019)
    The National Magnet Nurse of the Year awards recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses in each of the five Magnet® Model Components: Transformational Leadership Structural Empowerment Exemplary Professional Practice New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements Empirical Outcomes
  • Daisy Nurse Leader Award, The Daisy Foundation (2019)
    Role model for compassion and exemplary practice Role models behavior perceived as extraordinary Creates an environment that fosters care & compassion Creates an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported Motivates staff with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for their patients Is a mentor to staff Accessible, available and responsive to the needs of others, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving for individuals and with the context of teams Promotes and enhances the image of nursing within the organization, the community and the profession


  • Adjunct Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Masters of Science in Palliative Care


  • Carmichael H, Brackett H, Scott MC, Dines MM, Mather SE, Smith TM, Duffy PS, Wiktor AJ, Lambert Wagner A. Early Palliative Care Consultation in the Burn Unit: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Utilization. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Nov 24;42(6):1128-1135. PubMed PMID: 34302472
  • Brackett H, Forman A, Foster LA, Fischer SM. Compassionate Removal of Heated High-Flow Nasal Cannula for End of Life: Case Series and Protocol Development. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Aug 1;23(4):360-366. PubMed PMID: 34081632
  • Brackett, H., Thompson, C. Communication and Connection During a Pandemic: How COVID-19 Transformed a Palliative Care Service Into “Teleconference Trailblazers” APSHO Advance: Vol 6 • No 3 • 2020 (Section editor: Barbara Wenger)

Professional Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Hospice and Palliative Nurse's Association, Co-Chair Programs Committee

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Board Certification
  • Advanced Certification in Palliative and Hospice Nursing, Board Certification (2006)
Clinical Interests
Palliative Care, communication, advance care planning, symptom management

Public Speaking
Communication Advance Directives ANH End of Life Care

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSN, University of Colorado College of Nursing (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSN, University of Colorado - Health Sciences Center (CO) (1983)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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