Faculty-Nursing- Endowed Chair in Nursing/Informatics-13NU02
Texas Woman's University
Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas: Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics
Texas Woman's University Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas invites applications and nominations for the newly created Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics. The Doswell Chair in Nursing Informatics, filled by a visionary individual experienced in creating and researching curricula that immerse nursing students in informatics, will play an essential role in helping the TWU CON to achieve leadership in this field-a field that is recognized as a critical frontier in nursing education.
The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics will be a nationally distinguished registered nurse who will build a best in class Nursing Informatics program. In keeping with the passion of the donor and the educational mission of the College of Nursing, this endowed chair will generate nursing informatics scholarship that improves healthcare quality and patient safety. The Doswell endowment also provides for a biennial nursing informatics conference. The Nursing Informatics Chair will lead the conference planning committee which will convene a signature event that showcases best practices, disseminates research findings, and brings together a community of informatics scholars.
Excerpts from the documents establishing the endowment for this Chair shed light on the Doswells' intentions: "...Informatics is an emerging specialty critical to the education of nurses. Informatics is the ability to utilize Electronic Medical Records to access and utilize quickly vital health information for patient care and safety... The intent [by endowing this Chair] is to [provide resources for TWU College of Nursing Dallas to] attract a nationally recognized leader in nursing informatics...The Endowed Chair for Nursing Informatics recipient will convene TWU nursing faculty and experts from the field biennially in Dallas for the purpose of promoting leadership in nursing informatics focused on patient care and patient safety...."
Commitments of the Doswell Chair in Nursing Informatics will include teaching, research, and service; creation of opportunities for faculty research in the area of informatics; maintenance of a research agenda and scholarly output commensurate with a full professorship at TWU; facilitation of inter-professional relationships with members of the TWU community at large to create learning opportunities for students and faculty; and participation in fulfilling the CON goals designed to bring national recognition to the CON in the area of nursing informatics. Considerable opportunities exist for collaborative research in teaching excellence with scholars in other TWU disciplines (e.g., PT, OT), as well as with colleagues on the TWU CON Denton and Houston campuses.
The holder of the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics Dallas will be a registered nurse with a master's degree in nursing and an earned doctorate with graduate coursework in informatics. Qualified applicants will have a distinguished record in the informatics field including teaching, active program(s) of funded research in informatics, and service commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor. The Doswell Chair may be appointed to a five-year term, potentially renewable every five years based on productivity in the areas of teaching, research, and service.
Position responsibilities include:
· Lead in the creation of an informatics program that serves primarily master's and doctoral students in the area of informatics.
· Play an essential role in helping the TWU CON to achieve leadership in the field of informatics - a field that is recognized as a critical frontier in nursing education.
· Contribute to the College's educational, scholarship and service mission as befits a faculty member at the rank of Professor with tenure.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and professional experience:
· Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.
· A master's degree in nursing and an earned doctorate with graduate coursework in informatics preferred.
· A distinguished record in the field of informatics.
· Credentials and experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications - comprising cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of professional references with contact information - should be submitted in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title and job number in the subject line. Note that no references will be contacted without the permission of the candidate.
Requests for additional information and nominations for the position should be directed to: Clifford R. Hollander, PhD, or Sharon M. Flynn
Hollander, RN, MBA
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate. Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons. Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
ABOUT TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY (TWU)
Texas Woman's University is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive public university, primarily for
women, offering baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs. A teaching and research institution, the University emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences and specialized or professional studies. Texas Woman's University is the largest university primarily for women in the United States. The University includes four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Education, the College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing - and the Graduate School.
In addition to the main campus in Denton, the University operates health science centers in Dallas and Houston, where upper-level and graduate students pursue studies in health-related disciplines. Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Traditional didactic courses are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. TWU was re-accredited in 2003 and is scheduled for an on-site team visit in April 2013.
Recent TWU accomplishments include:
· Ten consecutive years of enrollment growth resulting in an all-time record of 15,168 students in fall 2012.
· Raising more than $140 million in funds for facilities, scholarships and endowments in the last 12 years.
· Since 1999, producing more than 20,000 graduates in critical fields including health care, education and business.
· Graduating more new healthcare professionals than any other university in Texas.
Texas Woman's University builds on its long tradition as a public institution primarily for women
by educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives. TWU prepares women and men for leadership and service through high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on campus and at a distance. A TWU education ignites potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit.
TWU Campuses and Centers
The Texas Woman's University main campus is located in Denton, Texas, a city of about 118,994 residents located 38 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the nation's ninth largest urban center.
T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Science - Dallas Center
The T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center opened in February, 2011, combining the University's Parkland and Presbyterian sites into an eight-story, 190,000 square foot building in the heart of the Southwestern Medical District. The Center houses the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas, the TWU Stroke Center and the University's physical therapy, occupational therapy and health systems management programs. The Center provides excellent clinical experience and educational resources for students who seek innovative opportunities in a world-class research and educational setting.
Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center
Texas Woman's University opened its new Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in August,
2006. Located in the heart of Houston's world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the new Houston Center is a state-of-the-art, 10-story, 202,000 square-foot "campus in one building". It is designed to house the existing and future professional programs in a multi-disciplinary academic environment.
Of Note About TWU
Texas Woman's University has received numerous recognitions of late for the excellence of its academic programs and service to the state and the communities it serves. These include:
· TWU was named one of the top five universities in the U.S. who have contributed to the national Energy Star Low Carbon IT Power Campaign. Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy designed to protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. (2012)
· U.S. News and World Report magazine ranks TWU in the top three in the state and the top 10 nationally among universities with the most diverse student populations. (2013
Best Colleges issue)
· U.S. News and World Report ranks TWU's library and information studies and occupational and physical therapy programs among the nation's best. (2013 Best Graduate Schools issue)
· U.S. News and World Report ranks TWU's graduate program in occupational therapy
15th nationally. (2013 Best Graduate Schools issue)
· TWU's physical therapy program is ranked 27th in the nation by U.S. News and World
Report. (2013 Best Graduate Schools issue)
· Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine lists TWU among its Top 100 Schools in awarding bachelor's and master's degrees to
· Poder Hispanic magazine ranks TWU 13th among Texas public universities awarding master's degrees to Hispanics. (2012)
· The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ranks TWU's Hispanic enrollment increase (224 percent from 2000-2012) the eighth-highest enrollment growth percentage among universities in Texas and more than double the statewide growth in Hispanic enrollment. (Fall 2012)
· The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ranks TWU's enrollment growth (77.27 percent from 2000-2012) the sixth-highest enrollment growth percentage among universities in Texas and almost double the statewide growth rate. (Fall 2012)
COLLEGE OF NURSING
The TWU College of Nursing (CON) is one of the oldest and largest in the United States, offering a
full range of bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-master's certificate and doctoral degree programs. The first time pass rate on the national licensing exam is 98%.
The College of Nursing seeks to support and empower students of all ages and ethnic groups to address the health care needs and issues of the people in Texas, the nation and the world through acquiring nursing knowledge and leadership skills for entry level, advance practice and scientific roles by integrating health promotion and disease prevention with diverse groups in a time of rapid technological and societal change.
Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas Academic Programs
The College of Nursing offers a full range of programs leading to bachelor's, master's and a Doctor
of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees:
· Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs
· Traditional BS Program
· Weekend/Evenings Program (Dallas campus only)
· RN BS Completion Program (100% online)
· Master of Science (MS) Programs
· Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program (Family (FNP), Adult (ANP), Women's Health
(WHNP) and Pediatrics (PNP) concentrations
· Nursing Education Program (100% online)
· RN MS Program
· Post Baccalaureate RN MS Program
· Post MS Certificate Program (in the Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Nurse Educator (NE) roles
· Doctoral Program:
· Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
The College of Nursing is fully accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education and is preparing for re-accreditation in the Fall 2013.
Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas Facilities
The Clinical Competencies Learning Laboratory (CCLL) is a state of the art center for hands-on student learning. Occupying the entire fourth floor of the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Science Center, the CCLL boasts two competencies labs, two assessment labs, a mock primary care clinic, and a high-fidelity simulation laboratory.
In the competencies labs, undergraduate nursing students practice basic skills in one of our twenty hospital bays. Each bay is fully equipped with a hospital bed, VitalSim® simulator mannequin, overbed and bedside tables, and vital sign assessment equipment. Bedside computers assist students to practice electronic documentation and access information.
Undergraduate and graduate students utilize our assessment labs. Complete with examination tables, assessment models, wall-mounted otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, students partner with one another or standardized patients to practice physical examination. The mock clinic provides a home for undergraduate and graduate students to practice in a primary care environment. This area contains a lab and five examination rooms with exam tables.
The high fidelity simulation suite is designed as a mock hospital containing 14 rooms with six adult and seven pediatric high fidelity simulators. These simulators allow students to practice real patient scenarios in a controlled, safe environment. Integrated video cameras allow faculty to operate simulation software and to see and hear students in the rooms and at the MedDispense stations from the simulation control room. Recordings provide student learning during debriefing. Each room in the high fidelity suite is equipped with a hospital bed, patient monitor screen, functional wall suction, medical air ports to simulate oxygen, IV poles with pumps, and ample storage for supplies and linens. Two rooms have operating room lights and tables and may be used to simulate operating room experiences. Two positive pressure ventilators allow students to care for patients requiring mechanical ventilation.
Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas Research in Informatics
Texas Woman's University is one of only two universities in the nation to receive a National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical/ Biobehavioral Research Administration Development
(BRAD) grant in 2012.
The $452,532 grant will be distributed over five years and will be used to develop and support a new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. This office will help increase the amount of interdisciplinary research at the TWU Dallas Center and encourage collaborative efforts with other medical researchers in the surrounding Southwestern Medical District community.
HRSA Grant - Health Informatics as a Bridge to the Underserved: A Primary Care Strategy
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a three-year grant totaling
$955.547 for a three-year period. The first year of funding is for $373,921for the budget period of
September 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
The grant incorporates informatics as the bridge to build core competencies in interprofessional (IPE) collaborative practice to improve care to the underserved. Faculty and students from TWU Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Nutrition Science located on three campuses in Dallas, Denton, and Houston represent the IPE disciplines. The TWU project is built on an existing curriculum of two graduate informatics classes taught by faculty with graduate degrees or certifications in informatics. The project expands the informatics interface with IPE faculty and students through the development of four new classes and exchange of expertise in collaborative clinical experiences. Additionally, engagement of the consumer to use technology tools to be involved in their own safety and quality is highlighted in the Consumer Health Promotion class. This project is designed to develop practitioners who will discover and disseminate knowledge using informatics and technology tools to promote the health of society.
Research Areas of Faculty
There are four College of Nursing faculty who are engaged in various aspects of informatics scholarship. These scholarly activities vary from individual research trajectories (clinical decision support, technology for multi-professional communication, network stability, technology support for patient/nursing handoffs, technology support for patient use), Doctor of Nursing Practice capstones (data mining to study population health research questions) and Master's program professional projects (widely varying topics benefitted by use of informatics approach).
Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing Dallas Enrollments
Program # Students
Traditional BS Program 420
Weekend/Evening Program 62
RN BS, MS and Post-Baccalaureate Programs 50
Total CON Dallas Undergraduate Students 532
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program: 307
Nursing Education Program 51
Post MS Certificate Program (included in MS NP and NE numbers above)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program 31
Total CON Dallas Graduate Students 389
Total CON Dallas Students 921
Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.