|Associate Professor, University of Texas at Tyler ‐ Nursing|
Honors and Awards
- Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Nursing and Health Science - 2014-2015
- Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty, Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities - 2015
- Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing – 2014
- Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Nursing top ten percent of nursing majors – 2013
- J. Burns Brown Fellowship of Excellence – 2013
- Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Nursing top ten percent of nursing majors – 2012
- Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Award, Faculty Senate – 2012
- "Medical Special Needs Shelter Orientation: Just in Time" online training website, Journal of Nursing Education's Top Teaching Tools – 2010
- Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Nursing top ten percent of nursing majors – 2000
- Certified Emergency Nurse, Emergency Nurses Association – 1980
- Registered Nurse, Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners – 1978
- NURS 3310: Health Assessment
- NURS 3312: Health Assessment for Registered Nurses
- NURS 4212: Gerontological Nursing
- NURS 5327: Nursing Education Curriculum Development
- NURS 5328: Evaluation in Nursing Education
- NURS 5329: Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum
- NURS 6360-6660: Dissertation
|2008||Ph.D., Texas Woman's University ‐ Nursing|
|1990||M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ‐ Nursing|
Research Works (17)
Using an "Escape Room" toolbox approach to enhance pharmacology education Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations (2017)
Background: Faculty are encouraged to use a variety of teaching/learning strategies to engage nursing students. While simulation and games are now common, there were no reports in the nursing literature using an “escape room” concept. ...
Using Technology Immersion to Promote Student Engagement International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication (2016)
This article describes the transformation a graduate nursing education course using new teaching strategies aimed at student engagement. These technology based initiatives include the use of e-portfolios, Prezi presentations, a digital conceptual framework poster, a ...
Nurse Educator Perceptions of Faith-Based Organizations for Service-Learning Journal of Christian Nursing (2016)
Knowledge about service-learning for nursing students in faith-based organizations (FBOs) is limited. This descriptive study explored the perceptions of nurse educators about using FBOs for service-learning clinical sites. Participants (N=112) relayed specific benefits and barriers ...
Faculty experience of flipping the classroom: Lessons learned Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations (2015)
"Flipping the classroom" is gaining in popularity. The flipped classroom permits active learning and student engagement whereby the traditional class time is transformed into an active learning experience in which students can apply knowledge and ...
Implementation of a flipped classroom: Nursing students’ perspectives Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (2015)
The need to update nursing curriculum has prompted the development of new pedagogies designed to engage students and help them develop clinical reasoning skills. This descriptive phenomenological study explored student experiences of “flipping the classroom” ...
Part I: an educational journey toward disaster nursing competencies: a curriculum in action. Nurse Education in Practice (2015)
In the last decade, natural and man-made disasters around the world have increased in both frequency and severity. Health care providers and nurses in particular have expressed the need and desire for a better understanding ...
Part II: collaborative learning in community health nursing for emergency preparedness Nurse Education in Practice (2015)
This article presents a collaborative disaster simulation in multiple communities that served as a clinical experience for nursing students from two universities in Southern Texas. With the history of occurrences of life altering disasters members ...
The Lived Experience of Giving Spiritual Care: A Phenomenological Study of Nephrology Nurses Working in Acute and Chronic Hemodialysis Settings Nephrology Nursing Journal (2012)
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of nephrology nurses giving spiritual care in acute and chronic hemodialysis settings. Ten nurses were interviewed. Five themes were identified: a) drawing close, b) ...
Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Parkinson Disease: An Integrative Review Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (2012)
The purpose of this study is to systematically examine the scientific literature and report the biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of persons with Parkinson disease and their adaptation to the disease, to discuss methodological challenges associated ...
Community-Based FitSTEPS for Life Exercise Program for Persons With Cancer: 5-Year Evaluation Journal of Oncology Practice (2012)
Purpose: To determine the effects of a community-based program of exercise on quality of life (QOL) of persons with cancer over time. Methods: Participants were referred by their physician to participate in an individualized program of ...
Think Globally, Learn Locally: Multimedia Conferencing Between Two Schools of Nursing Nursing Education Perspectives (2011)
Three nurse educators, who met at the American Nurses Association Nursing Care in Life, Death, and Disaster Conference, collaborated on a multimedia conferencing project to teach nursing students about disaster response. This case study examines ...
Finding Meaning in Suffering Holistic Nursing Practice (2011)
Nurses commonly encounter pain and suffering, and alleviation of pain and suffering is a focus of the nurse's job. Spirituality and religion may assist patients who are suffering, and understanding the relationship between spiritual influences ...
A Pilot Study of Nurses' Experience of Giving Spiritual Care The Qualitative Report (2010)
Using spiritual and religious resources gives patients and families strength to cope during a crisis, but nurses often do not offer spiritual care (Kloosterhouse & Ames, 2002). The purpose of this phenomenological study was to ...
Educational Opportunities: A Nursing School Model for Medical Special-Needs Sheltering Nurse Educator (2010)
The devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina increased the awareness of persons who were unable to self-evacuate because of physical and/or mental disabilities. From that awareness, plans emerged to provide a safe haven for ...
Case Report: Challenges and Opportunities of Nursing Care in Special-Needs Shelters Disaster Management & Response (2006)
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forced many individuals along the coast of Texas and Louisiana to seek shelter inland. Among the evacuees were residents with special needs and residents of nursing homes and group homes caring for mentally retarded and physically disabled persons. ...
How animal-assisted therapy affects discharge teaching: A pilot study Nursing Management (2003)
Examines the impact of animal-assisted therapy during discharge teaching for post-open-heart surgical patients with a median sternotomy incision. Benefits from animal-assisted therapy; Presence of anxiety in patients undergoing postoperative median sternotomy dischargeteaching; Evaluation of retention of discharge teaching.