College of Nursing

http://www.twu.edu/nursing/

Dean: Anita Hufft, Professor
Location: ASB 216, Denton
Phone: 940-898-2401
Fax: 940-898-2437

Denton: 940-898-2401
Assistant Dean, Denton: Damon Cottrell,
Clinical Professor

Dallas: 214-689-6510
Associate Dean, Dallas: Stephanie Woods, Associate Professor

Houston: 713-794-2100
Associate Dean, Houston: Ainslie T. Nibert, Associate Professor

The College of Nursing Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the pre-licensure program are eligible to apply to take the examination for licensure as registered nurses. The nursing program prepares students to assume entry level positions in nursing practice and provides the academic foundation for advanced study in nursing.

The baccalaureate nursing major requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. Students may take all course work at TWU or may take the lower-division non-nursing courses at another college or university and the upper-division nursing courses at TWU. Freshman and sophomore courses are offered on the Denton campus. The junior and senior courses are available at Dallas and Houston.

Expenses of the Nursing Program

In addition to University tuition and fees, the student majoring in nursing assumes financial responsibility for the following: uniforms, other clinical accessories and equipment, immunizations, drug and criminal background screening, personal computers, and Texas Board of Nursing application fees. The student must also provide his or her own transportation. Information regarding required tuition and fees and length of program is included in this catalog.

Honors Scholar Program

The College of Nursing provides the opportunity for students to participate in the Texas Woman’s University Honors Scholar Program. The program seeks to develop scholars with excellent technological, writing and research skills as well as clinical expertise. These skills will be developed through both enhanced course work and experiential learning in the college as well as related health care agencies. To participate, students must meet the Texas Woman’s University Honors Scholar Criteria. All applicants who are currently participating in the Honors Scholar Program at TWU and meet the minimum requirements for admission to upper division nursing courses are automatically granted admission to upper division nursing courses.

Graduate Program

The College of Nursing offers work leading to the Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees in nursing. For further information see the Graduate Catalog. See chart of TWU NURS courses to the Field of Study Blocked Curriculum Grid that demonstrates transferability of courses through the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).

Prerequisite and Admission Requirements

Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses Seeking a First Bachelor's Degree

All applicants must meet the TWU general admission requirements. Individuals apply to the University and indicate "Nursing Entry (BS)" as a major on the application. On admission to the University, students are classified as nursing-entry majors and meet with academic advisors in the College of Nursing.

The program is four years in length. The first four semesters consist of lower-division prerequisite courses that meet the University core curriculum and courses which are the essential foundation for nursing education. Upper-division nursing courses are taught in the last four semesters and are offered only in Dallas and Houston. Admission Coordinators are available at each campus to assist students in evaluation of prior course work, selection of equivalent courses, and verification of eligibility.  The following list constitutes the lower-division prerequisite courses.

UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience (Required only of students who start as freshmen at TWU)1
ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
Chemistry with corresponding laboratory4
BACT 1003
BACT 1001
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
Select 3 semester credit hours from each of the following:9
Language, Philosophy and Culture core
Creative Arts core
Multicultural Women's Studies core
Select 2-3 semester credit hours from the following:2-3
Additional Mathematics or Wellness core
Total Semester Credit Hours58-59

Substitutions will be made, when applicable, to TWU core curriculum requirements, if those requirements are met at another Texas public institution of higher learning. Transfer students who have completed a Texas core curriculum from a Texas public institution are not required to complete additional courses at TWU to meet the TWU core curriculum.

Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses with a Prior Bachelor's Degree in Another Field

Individuals with a prior bachelor's degree are not required to meet the TWU core curriculum.  Prerequisites for those with a prior bachelor's degree are limited to the nursing foundation courses and the state required history and government courses, as listed below.  Courses taken for the first degree will not have to be repeated if they are determined to be equivalent.

HIST 1013
HIST 1023
History of the United States, 1492-1865
and History of the United States, 1865 to the Present
6
GOV 2013
GOV 2023
U.S. National Government
and Texas Government
6
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
Chemistry with corresponding laboratory4
BACT 1003
BACT 1001
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
Total Semester Credit Hours37

Transfer Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses from Another Nursing Program

Non-nurses previously enrolled in another nursing program must meet the same prerequisite and admission requirements as other TWU pre-licensure students, and be accepted both by Texas Woman's University and the TWU College of Nursing. Additionally, the following requirements must be met.

  1. Nursing courses were completed at a nationally accredited nursing program.
  2. A grade of C or better was earned in all nursing courses (including pathophysiology).
  3. Nursing courses transferred in for credit must have been completed within the last five years.
  4. Eligibility to continue in or return to the previous nursing program must be verified by a statement from the dean of the previous program.
  5. Applicants must submit to the College of Nursing a course syllabus for each completed nursing course for evaluation. If the course(s) is/are determined to be equivalent to TWU nursing courses, credit may be granted.
  6. At least 30 of the last 62 hours have to be completed at TWU.
  7. A minimum of 45 hours have to be completed at TWU to graduate with honors.
  8. Successful completion of a minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree must be taken at TWU.
  9. If a transfer student has not been enrolled in a nursing program for more than one year, placement test(s) and clinical skills assessment may be used to determine the level of entry into the nursing program.

Application for Upper-Division Nursing: Pre-Licensure/Non-Nurses

Only students accepted to the College of Nursing may enroll in upper-division nursing courses. Class space in nursing courses is limited and admission to the College of Nursing is competitive. Admission to upper-division nursing courses is based on grade point averages for prerequisite coursework and admission assessment test scores. Preferential consideration will be given to students who have completed 32 or more semester credit hours of the required non-nursing lower division courses at TWU (16 for those with a prior bachelor's degree) by the application deadline and/or students with a prior bachelor's degree.

To be eligible to be considered for progression into upper-division (3000-4000 level) nursing courses, students must have:

  1. been admitted to TWU using the Texas Common Online application. Students completing prerequisites at another institution should submit all TWU general admission materials at least 6 weeks prior to the upper-division nursing application deadlines. Official transcripts of courses taken during the semester of application to TWU must be sent to the Office of Admissions Processing immediately following completion of the courses;
  2. successfully completed the following 25 semester credit hours of nursing foundation courses by the nursing application deadline: Anatomy & Physiology I, with lab; Anatomy & Physiology II, with lab; Microbiology, with lab; Chemistry, with lab; Developmental Psychology; Nutrition; and Statistics;
  3. successfully completed an additional 21 credit hours of core requirements for a total of 46 completed hours of prerequisite courses by the nursing application deadline (first bachelor's degree students only);
  4. completed all remaining lower-division prerequisite courses, with the exception of Multicultural Women's Studies, before beginning the nursing courses;
  5. a minimum grade of C in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology including all labs. Anatomy and physiology prerequisites must be the courses offered for science majors.
  6. a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 on the required non-nursing lower-division courses. If a course is taken more than once, the most recent grade received will be counted in calculating the GPA. Other courses which an applicant may have taken are not calculated in the GPA for admission;
  7. successfully passed the required nursing entrance exam. Entrance exam must be taken (with scores requested to be sent to TWU) by the nursing application deadline.
  8. submitted an application for upper-division nursing through NursingCAS, including application fee, to the College of Nursing by the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

College of Nursing applications for upper-division nursing must be received by the following yearly dates in order to be considered for admission:

  • February 1, to begin nursing coursework in a Fall semester
  • August 15, to begin nursing coursework in a Spring semester

Eligibility for Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Upon admission to upper-division courses in the College of Nursing, each student is required to review specific rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Nursing. Every student is responsible for reading information regarding application for licensure in the state of Texas. The Texas Board of Nursing determines criteria for eligibility for licensure. Students should access the Board of Nursing website to examine the Nurse Practice Act and its regulations. Detailed information about critical issues in a student’s background may affect eligibility, and the student should contact the Board for information regarding submission of a Declaratory Order. Board approval is required of candidates who apply for the NCLEX-RN examination to be licensed in the state of Texas.

Requirements for Clinical Course Enrollment

At the time of enrollment in clinical nursing courses, the student must provide proof of:

  1. clear FBI background check or clearance of a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing;
  2. negative drug testing and criminal background screening by a company designated by the College of Nursing. If enrollment is continuous at TWU, the student does not usually have to repeat the drug testing and criminal background screening;
  3. current required immunizations as specified by TWU Student Health Services;
  4. current cardiopulmonary resuscitation Health Care Provider certification from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; and
  5. health insurance, as required by the clinical agencies.

Professional liability insurance (covered by course fees) is provided for each student through the TWU student professional liability group policy.

Registered Nurses with a Diploma or Associate's Degree

The RN to BS Program is designed to facilitate educational mobility for those registered nurses who wish to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The curriculum offers courses that are 100% online on all campuses.

The College of Nursing offers a master’s degree to nurses who hold an associate degree or diploma and wish to earn a master of science degree with an emphasis in nursing. Admission is competitive. Prerequisite courses are the same for the RN to MS Program and the RN to BS Program. For further admission requirements refer to the Graduate Catalog.

Application to Upper-Division Nursing: Licensed RNs with a Diploma or Associate's Degree

To be eligible to be considered for progression into upper-division (3000-4000 level) nursing courses, students must have:

  1. been admitted to TWU through submission of the Texas Common Online application;
  2. a current unencumbered license as an RN in the United States;
  3. submitted an application for entry into the RN to BS Program, through NursingCAS, to the College of Nursing by the application deadline;
  4. successfully completed the lower-division prerequisite courses, plus 2 semester credit hours of electives (total 60 semester credit hours). Courses successfully completed do not have to be repeated. The multicultural women’s studies course may be completed before or after admission to upper division nursing. Registered nurses who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in another field must complete only those prerequisite courses listed for non-nurses with a bachelor’s degree;
  5. a minimum grade of C in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology including all labs;
  6. a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 on the required lower-division courses. If a course is taken more than once, the most recent grade received will be counted in calculating the GPA. Other courses which an applicant may have taken are not calculated in the GPA for admission;

Transfer from Another RN to BS/MS Nursing Program

Students previously enrolled in another nursing program must meet the same prerequisite and admission requirements as other RN to BS/MS applicants, and be accepted both by Texas Woman's University and the TWU College of Nursing. Additionally, the following requirements must be met.

  1. Nursing courses were completed at a nationally accredited nursing program.
  2. A grade of C or better was earned in all nursing courses (including pathophysiology).
  3. Nursing courses transferred in for credit must have been completed within the last five years.
  4. Eligibility to continue in or return to the previous nursing program must be verified by a statement from the dean of the previous program.
  5. Applicants must submit to the College of Nursing a course syllabus for each completed nursing course for evaluation. If the course(s) is/are determined to be equivalent to TWU nursing courses, credit may be granted.
  6. At least 30 of the last 60 hours have to be completed at TWU. (A minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree must be taken at TWU.)

Application Deadlines: RN to BS/MS Program

Applications for the RN to BS Program must be received by the following yearly dates in order to be considered for admission:

  • February 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Summer semester
  • April 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Fall semester
  • August 1 for RNs who will be eligible to begin nursing courses in the Spring semester

Health and Safety Requirements

All nursing students are required to have met standards outlined in the Health and Safety Requirements section of this catalog. Additionally, all nursing students are required to have been immunized against a variety of diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis, pertussis, and influenza.  Students must have an annual TB screening prior to entering clinical courses. Proof of immunizations will be required at the time of admission to upper-division nursing courses. Please refer to the Student Health Services form Immunization Requirements for Healthcare Majors at Texas Woman's University for specific information by location. Texas Woman’s University does not require HIV testing of students; however, some clinical agencies with which the College of Nursing affiliates for student clinical experience may require such testing.

Clinical facilities and school systems with which the University affiliates require that students be tested for drugs and have criminal background checks. Students are required to have these screenings done at their own expense. College of Nursing policy governs the procedures to be followed. Failure to meet the screening standards may result in the student being required to withdraw from the program. Clinical facilities may require that students have health insurance. When this is required, students must show proof of health insurance.

Academic Policies: All Nursing Students (Pre-Licensure and RN's)

The following policies apply to all students in the nursing program.

  1. A minimum grade of C is required in pathophysiology.
  2. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses in the nursing major. If a student earns a grade of D, F, or WF in a nursing course (including pathophysiology), then that course must be repeated. A course in which a grade of less than C (D, F, or WF) was earned may be repeated only once.
  3. A student who has earned a grade of less than C (D, F, or WF) in two nursing courses (including pathophysiology) or who has earned a grade of less than C (D, F, or WF) twice in the same nursing course (including pathophysiology) will be required to leave the nursing program.
  4. Students receiving a grade of I, D, F, or WF in a nursing course (including pathophysiology) may not progress to courses for which that course is a prerequisite.
  5. All nursing courses must be completed within a period of five consecutive calendar years from the date of first enrollment in a nursing course. Any current or returning student unable to complete the program within this allotted time frame must apply and compete for admission as a beginning nursing student.
  6. An individual who has been unsuccessful in meeting the progression requirements, as listed above, is eligible to re-apply to the College of Nursing and be considered for admission as a new student in the baccalaureate program after a period of five years. This includes admission into the RN to BS program, even if previous dismissal occurred in the pre-licensure program.

Readmission Into Nursing Program

If a baccalaureate student who was in good academic standing has been absent from the program or clinical courses for more than one year, the student must contact the Program Coordinator to determine the reentry process. The procedure for re-entry into the nursing program may consist of:

  1. reapplication to TWU
  2. reapplication to the nursing program
  3. placement test(s)
  4. clinical skills assessment

The placement test(s) and clinical skills assessment will determine the level of re-entry. Readmission will be based on the availability of clinical faculty and clinical space.

Dismissal

The College of Nursing reserves the right to require the withdrawal from the College of Nursing of any student whose behavior is deemed to threaten the welfare of any individual, whose behavior is deemed unsafe in any manner, or violates the TWU Student Conduct Policies published in the Student Handbook.

Courses

NURS 2213. Introduction to Health Informatics. Overview of the field of health informatics; concepts of health informatics; use of technology in the delivery of health care; design, configuration, use, and maintenance of informatics interventions that improve health care delivery. Prerequisite: CSCI 1513. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 2313. Advanced Health Informatics. Detailed exploration of the field of health informatics; advanced concepts of health informatics and use of technology in the delivery of health care. Development of information technology-based ethical, economic, life cycle, work flow, and decision support skills to improve health care delivery. Prerequisite: NURS 2213. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 3005. Concepts and Clinical Competencies. Focuses on beginning concepts and clinical competencies while learning and applying knowledge about nursing as a practice profession. Explores aspects of health promotion and health maintenance including information about health care delivery systems. Introduces ethical, legal, economic, and political influences as they impact health care and health care providers globally. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing. Co-requisites: NURS 3614, NURS 3813, and BIOL 4344. Three lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 3025. Women's Health and Family Role Competencies. Focuses on nursing's role with women, childbearing women, and developing families across the lifespan. Emphasizes aspects of health promotion, restoration, and maintenance, including impact of life experiences. Explores unique role and contributions of nursing in relation to collaborative management of individuals and families during childbearing. The clinical setting concentrates on development of nursing skills and critical thinking appropriate for use with the developing family. Prerequsites: NURS 3614, NURS 3005, NURS 3813, and BIOL 4344. Three lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 3035. Adult Health Competencies I. Focuses on unique role and contributions of nursing to collaborative management of adults with acute and chronic health problems. Emphasizes health promotion and health maintenance including restoration and rehabilitation activities for adults within the family system. The clinical experiences focus on evidence-based nursing care concepts and clinical competencies in the care and management of adult health problems. Prerequsites: NURS 3614, NURS 3005, NURS 3813, and BIOL 4344. Three lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 3143. Multicultural Women's Health Issues. Focuses on roles and health needs of women within the context of their culture. Empowerment of women to overcome barriers to health access and delivery will be emphasized. Cultures will be organized by ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age groups as well as alternative health practices. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 3213. Business Analysis of Health-Generated Data. Business intelligence (BI) tools applied to health data to analyze population health trends, financial trends, and policy impacts. Hands-on skills development of the tools for optimal illustration/display of findings. Prerequisites: CSCI 3423 and NURS 2313. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 3223. Internet Resources for Health Promotion. Exploration of health data in relation to national health care quality outcomes and electronic measures (e.g., National Quality Forum) applied to community-based health promotion. Data extraction, data management, and trend analysis for national health databases, reports, policies, and costs. Prerequisite: NURS 2313. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 3612. Introduction to Nursing Research. Focuses on research process at an introductory level. Emphasizes nursing research and its relevance to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Statistics. Co-requisite: NURS 3005. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 3614. Nursing Assessment across the Life Span. Focuses on physical and psychosocial techniques of health assessment. Emphasizes influences of spirituality, culture, and human sexuality on individuals of all ages. Clinical experiences provide opportunities to apply interview and assessment skills in community-based settings. Co-requisite: BIOL 4344. Two and one-half lecture and four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

NURS 3643. RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing. Focuses on the transition to baccalaureate nursing for the registered nurse. Emphasizes aspects of socialization, communication, and professional accountability. Introduces the concepts of health promotion, health maintenance, and health protection. Designed to be the entry-level course for and limited to registered nurses. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division nursing and current licensure to practice in the state of Texas as a registered nurse. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 3713. Survey of Informatics in Nursing and Health. Explores the various aspects of health care informatics including the differences among data, information, knowledge and wisdom; examines the use of health care technology, its design and how the technology may influence patient outcomes in diverse locations and populations. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 3762. Nursing Implications of Altered Sexuality. Human sexuality and culturally sensitive nursing implications of select diseases, surgeries, or medications which alter sexual response. Prerequisite: BIOL 4344. Two seminar hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 3804. RN with Families and Groups. Focuses on nursing's role with families and groups. Emphasizes aspects of health promotion and health maintenance with families and groups. Examines the developing family and group, family and group dynamics, impact of illness (disease) states, situational crises, the advocacy process, and the impact of politics on the systems. Limited to registered nurses. Prerequisites: NURS 3643. Taken prior to or concurrent with NURS 4614. Four lecture hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

NURS 3813. Pharmacology. Focuses on pharmacologic aspects of nursing practice. Builds a knowledge base of classifications of drugs and emphasizes the nurse's role and responsibility in drug administration. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division nursing. Co-requisite: BIOL 4344. Taken prior to NURS 3025 and NURS 3035. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4026. Critical Competency Integration. Focuses on the integration of clinical concepts and competencies to collaboratively manage care of individuals and groups of patients. Applies nursing leadership and management concepts within the organizational structure of health care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 4045, NURS 4055, and NURS 4615. Co-requisites: NURS 4803 and NURS 4614. Two lecture and twelve clinical hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

NURS 4045. Adult Health Competencies II. Focuses on the unique role and contributions of nursing to collaborative management of adults with complex acute and chronic health problems. Applies the nursing process in providing care in high acuity settings. Utilizes evidence-based nursing care concepts and clinical competencies in the care and management of adults with complex health problems. Prerequisites: NURS 3612, NURS 3025, and NURS 3035. Three lecture and six clinical hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 4055. Child Health Competencies. Focuses on the development of nursing knowledge and clinical competencies necessary to provide health care to children/adolescents within the context of a family in a collaborative health care environment. Emphasizes developmentally appropriate nursing care to patients from culturally diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: NURS 3612, NURS 3025, and NURS 3035. Three lecture and six clinical hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 4113. Applications and Devices for Health Promotion. Selection and application of consumer-based technologies for health promotion and self-management. Focus on project management, electronic health record-related integration, and population-specific needs assessment. Prerequisite: NURS 2313. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4213. Interface Design in Health Informatics. Human-computer, user-centered interface design applied to health information systems, medical devices, and mobile applications. Usability principles, workflow methods, and error management activities. Prerequisite: NURS 2313. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4313. Telecommunications/Networking for Remote Mangagement. Telecommunication/networking application using health information technology for urban, rural, and under-served geographic areas. Application of technology, data analytics, finance, and policy/regulation. Simulated practice for a telemedicine cart clinical encounter/visit. Prerequisite: NURS 2313. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4502. Clinical Ethics in Professional Nursing. An investigation of bio-ethic principles that focus on critical thinking made applicable to problem-solving of ethical dilemmas in nursing; explore theories, models, and approaches in the analysis of clinical cases according to ethical standards that facilitate effective health care delivery. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 4512. Palliative Care Nursing. Role of nursing in the palliative management of clients who are terminally-ill and/or have irreversible illnesses. Application of best practice evidence related to palliative care skills such as assessment and management of symptoms and pain, psychosocial and spiritual issues, communication, and ethical and legal issues. Prerequisites: Nursing major and Junior standing or above. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 4602. The Nursing Experience with Groups. Focuses on nursing's role with groups. Emphasizes aspects of health promotion and health maintenance including collaborative planning and advocacy process. Examines group dynamics, situational crises, and impact of politics. Prerequisite: NURS 3005. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 4612. Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family. Focuses on preserving health in families with aging individuals. Builds knowledge base for nurses' participation in managing health care problems and developing strategies for promoting wellness in aging individuals. Examines role changes in the family constellation as a result of the aging process. Prerequisites: NURS 3005, NURS 3614, NURS 3813, and BIOL 4344. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 4614. Community Health Competencies. Focuses on nursing's advocacy role in health promotion, health protection, and health maintenance and the collaborative role in management of health care needs of diverse groups. Experiences emphasize clinical reasoning in a variety of community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 3612, NURS 3614, NURS 4045, NURS 4055, and NURS 4615. Two lecture and six clinical hours a week. Credit: Four hours.

NURS 4615. Mental Health Competencies. Focuses on the unique contributions of nursing to collaborative management of health problems which effect behavior. Clinical experiences with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings emphasize development of clinical judgments and clinical competencies that promote mental wellness. Prerequisites: NURS 3612, NURS 3025, NURS 3035, NURS 4602, and NURS 4612. Three lecture and six clinical hours a week. Credit: Five hours.

NURS 4723. Applied Statistics in Healthcare Informatics. Quantification and interpretation of clinical phenomena with emphasis on analysis of relational statements processed with Microsoft Excel and statistical software (e.g., IBM SPSS). Use of Texas health care databases, national data sets, and quality indicators. Prerequisites: MATH 1713 and NURS 2313. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4803. The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience. Focuses on leadership and management theories, trends, and issues in health care. Emphasizes professional nursing's role in health care and health care delivery systems. Compares strategies for entry into professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 3643, NURS 4045, NURS 4055, and NURS 4615. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4823. Competencies in RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing. Focuses on critical thinking and nursing practice skills in managing health care problems. Students practice leadership and management skills within the organizational structure of health care settings. Limited to registered nurses. Prerequisites: NURS 3612, NURS 3643, and NURS 3614. Corequisite: NURS 4803. Nine clinical hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4902. Special Topics. Study of selected issues in nursing. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: Senior standing in nursing or permission of instructor. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

NURS 4903. Special Topics. Study of selected problems in nursing. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Senior standing in nursing or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4911. Independent Study. Study of selected nursing problems. May be repeated for credit when problems vary. Credit: One hour.

NURS 4913. Independent Study. Study of selected nursing problems. May be repeated for credit when problems vary. Credit: Three hours.

NURS 4923. Capstone in Interprofessional Informatics. Culminating organization and/or community-based interdisciplinary/interprofessional project supported through informatics and technology and applied to a specific domain to demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in the informatics or health informatics program. Prerequisite: Taken after completion of all but the last 24 hours (SCHs) of the program. Credit: Three hours.

Professors

CESARIO, SANDRA K., Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
CHANEY, SUSAN GOAD, Cornaro Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Incarnate Word College; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ed.D., University of Houston .
CHO, HO SOON MICHELLE, Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
DENHAM, SHARON A., Professor and Endowed Chair of Teaching Excellence of Nursing. B.S.N., Ohio State University-Athens; M.S.N, Bellarmine University; D.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham.
FREDLAND, NINA M., Professor of Nursing. B.S., Niagara University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
HUFFT, ANITA, Professor of Nursing; Dean of the College of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Maryland; M.N., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
KEELE, REBECCA, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Central Arkansas; M.S., The University of Kansas; Ph.D., The University of Kansas.
KOCI, ANNE, Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Tennessee Technological University; M.S.N., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ph.D., Emory University.
LANGFORD, RAE W., Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Ohio State University, Columbus; Ed.D., University of Houston.
MALECHA, ANN T., Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Loyola University, Chicago; M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
MANCUSO, PEGGY J., Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Research. B.S., University of Tulsa; M.S., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
McFARLANE, JUDITH M., Cornaro Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Florida; M.S.N., University of Florida; D.P.H., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.
SCOTT-TILLEY, DONNA D., Professor of Nursing; Assistant Provost for Promotion of Research and Sponsored Programs. B.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; M.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio.
SHERIFF, SUSAN W., Cornaro Professor of Nursing; Graduate Director of Nursing. B.S.N., Eastern Mennonite University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Commerce.
SYMES, LENE, Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
TIETZE, MARI F., Professor of Nursing; Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics. B.S.N.., Washburn University; M.S.N., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
VAN SELL, SHARON L., Professor of Nursing. B.A., Murray State University; M.Ed., Memphis State Univeristy; M.S., University of Colorado, Denver; Ed.D., University of Denver.
YOUNG, ELIZABETH A., Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ed.D., University of Houston .

Associate Professors

ARNOLD, CAROL M., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
AYERS, CONSTANCE J., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia; M.S., University of Missouri, Columbia; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
BAILEY, CATHERINE A., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
CLUTTER, PAULA C., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch; M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
DELLOSTRITTO, RITA A., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., University of Houston; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
EDWARDS, JOAN E., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Illinois, Chicago; M.S., University of Washington.
FREYSTEINSON, WYONA, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Sakatchewan; M.S., University of Sakatchewan; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
GRAY, BARBARA A., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Harding College; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
KUBIN, LAURA, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., Baylor University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
LEE, MIKYOUNG, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Kyungpook National University; M.N., Kyungpook National University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.
LIU, FUQIN, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Adventist University of the Philippines; M.S., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., University of Washington.
MELLOTT, SUSAN K., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Texas A&M University .
MONTGOMERY, DIANE F., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; M.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
NIBERT, AINSLIE T., Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean of the College of Nursing: Houston. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Ph.D, Texas Woman's University.
PANCHERI, KAREN K., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
RICHEY, SHEILA, Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.S.N., Indiana University; Ph.D., St. Louis University.
TOMS, ROBERTA J., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Wichita State University; M.N., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
WOODS, STEPHANIE L., Associate Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean of the College of Nursing : Dallas. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
ZEIGLER, VICKI L., Associate Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Medical University of South Carolina; M.S.N., Medical University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.

Assistant Professors

AULBACH, REBECCA, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman’s University; M.S., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.
BIRCH-EVANS, ANLEE, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
JOHNSON, OLINDA P., Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
NELSON, LESLIE, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N, University of Alberta; M.S.N., University of Alberta; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.
NURSE, RACHELLE-ANN P., Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; M.S.H.A., Houston Baptist University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
PETERS, MARGARET S., Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
SHANI, PINKY, Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of South Florida; M.S., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida.
SPENCER, BECKY S., Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.S.N, Research College of Nursing; Ph.D., University of Kansas.
STANKUS, JO-ANN T., Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Incarnate Word College; M.S.N, University of Texas at Arlington; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Clinical Professors

COTTRELL, DAMON B., Clinical Professor of Nursing; Assistant Dean of the College of Nursing : Denton. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; D.N.P., Robert Morris College.
HUESKE, CATHY L., Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of St. Thomas; M.S.N, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Ph.D. University of Texas Medical Branch .
LANDRUM, PEGGY A., Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.A., University of Florida; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University .
OQUIN, CHARLI L., Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Texas at Arlington; M.S., Texas Woman's University; D.N.P., Texas Christian University.
STEPHENSON, CHARLOTTE, Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S., Texas Woman's University; D.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Associate Clinical Professors

BLAIR, FAYE A., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch; M.S., University of North Texas Health Science Center; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
CUNNINGHAM, JANET A., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Case Western Reserve University; M.S., University of Minnesota.
ENRIGHT, CARISSA R., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Duke University; M.S., Boston University.
GALATAS, LAUREEN R., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Louisiana State University; M.N., Louisiana State University.
HO, TUONG-VI V., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; M.S., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
JOHNSON, ANN A., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Houston Baptist University; M.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham.
KREMER, KATHRYN K., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington.
MISTRIC, MICHAEL L., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.A.., State College of Arkansas; B.S.N., Pittsburg State University; M.N.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Ph.D., University of Texas System : Medical Branch.
MORRIS, KRISTINE W., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Harding University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
QUISENBERRY, SUSAN L., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; M.S., Texas Woman's University; D.N.P., Harris College of Nursing.
RESTREPO, ELIZABETH B., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Old Dominion University; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
SCHULTZ, MARY ROCHELLE, Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Houston Baptist University; M.S.N., University of Texas Medical Branch.
SOLOMON, RHEATTE D., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Evangel College; M.S., Brigham Young University.
ST GERMAIN, ANN D., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; M.S.N, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston.
WILSON, CECILIA E., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Capella University.
WILSON, JENNIFER E., Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore; M.S., George Mason University.

Assistant Clinical Professors

ABRAHAM, ANNIE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing : Bombay; M.S., University of Texas at Arlington.
BAIN, CYNTHIA D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Texas at Tyler; M.S., Walden University.
BAUDLER, BARBARA S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Duquesne University; M.S.N., LaRoche College-Pittsburgh, PA.
BRINZO, JULIE A., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Texas Woman's University, D.N.P., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
BROGAN, MAUREEN M., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
BUTLER LAFARGUE, WENDY, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
CHURCH, CORY D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N, Angelo State University; M.S.N, Angelo State University.
DITTMAR, ALLISON, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.N., Texas Woman's University.
ENNIS, JOYCE A., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Marquette University; M.S.N.,Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Phoenix.
FOGG, NIKI, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.A., University of Texas Medical Branch; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
FRIED, NEIL H., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Florida State University; M.S., University of Alabama, Birmingham.
GRANGE-MAASOUMI, LYNETTE D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Pacific Union College; M.S.N., University of Southern California.
HALEY, SHEILA M., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Chicago State University; M.S., University of Phoenix.
HESTAND, JENNIFER, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., The University of Texas at Arlington; M.S.N., Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.
HUFFMAN, ALLISON S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas A&M University; B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; D.N.P., St John Fisher College.
JAEKEL, ROSEMARIE C., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; B.A., Viterbo College; M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder.
KESSLER, STEPHANIE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Widener University; M.S., University of Southern Maine.
MAGNER, DIONNE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
MAHARAJ, TERESA L., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler.
MILLIGAN, JENNIFER S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; B.A., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
NOLAN, DEBRA K., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
POE, TRAVIS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.s., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University; .
RHEMANN GUERRERO, MARIE A., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., West Texas State University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University.
ROSSLER, ALEATHA MARIE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., The University of Texas at Arlington; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
SCHELLER, SUZANNE M., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Seton Hall University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
SCHRUM, NOLA M., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
TALLEFF, JENNIFER L., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N, California State University, Long Beach; M.S.N., University of California, Los Angeles.
THOMSON, ANNE T., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Kansas; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
TRINKA, MICHELLE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Science Center; M.S.N., University of Tyler at Texas.
TSEROTAS, SHOPHA M., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Grandview College, Des Moines; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
VILLANUEVA, CHRISTINA, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.S.N., Walden University.
WILLIAMS, JEFFREY S., Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Sam Houston State University; B.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston; M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio; D.N.P., Texas Christian University.
YOUSEF, MARY GRACE, Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's Univerisity; M.S., Texas Woman's University.

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor

KILLEN, JOAN M., Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Wayne State University; M.S., Wayne State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin .

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professors

ACKERS, SUZANNE M., Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
BORUFF, REBECCA, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
DAUYA, JUANITA A., Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of the Incarnate Word; M.S.N., Clarkson College; Ph.D., Walden University.
DENKE, LINDA, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Arizona State; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.
HARRIS, MARY E., Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Texas Christian University; M.N.Sc., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
IRWIN, MARY ANN, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., Saint Joseph’s College; M.S., Texas Woman’s University.
JONES, CATHERINE S., Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S.N., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; M.S., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.
MAI, VY, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University.
PECK, MARY L., Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. B.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake; M.S., Texas Woman's University.

Clinical Instructors

CAMPBELL, RACHELLE, Clinical Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N, University of Texas at Arlington; M.S., Texas Woman’s University..
COMER, LOUISE E., Visiting Clinical Instructor of Nursing. B.S.N., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Texas Woman's University.