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Associate Professor of Nursing with Tenure at College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Barbara M. Raudonis began her professional nursing career in 1978 as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Her passion for gerontological nursing and care of the dying grew from “seeds planted” during that time of service.Dr. Raudonis joined the faculty of the College of Nursing in 1997. She taught gerontological nursing courses in both the BSN and RN-BSN programs. Her primary teaching responsibilities are now in the MSN and PhD programs. Dr. Raudonis holds the Myrna R. Pickard Professorship. She also holds fellowship status in the National Gerontological Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. She serves on the Editorial Board of the journal, Geriatric Nursing. Dr. Raudonis was inducted into the Universtiy of Texas at Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012.The focus of her program of research is symptom science in gero-palliative care. After completing the Summer Genetics Institute on the NIH Campus she is integrating genomics into her program of research.

University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
M.S.
Medical-Surgical/Adult Health Nursing
University of Maryland
M.S.
Pathology
Catholic University of America
B.S.N.
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
B.A.
Biology
January 2007
Ongoing
Myrna R. Pickard Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
August 1991
August 1993
Post-doctoral Fellowship
Oregon Health Sciences University
December 2006
Ongoing
Professional
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
December 2002
Ongoing
Professional
National Gerontological Nurses Association
December 1995
Ongoing
Professional
Oncology Nursing Society
December 1993
Ongoing
Professional
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
December 1991
Ongoing
Professional
The Gerontological Society of America
December 1989
Ongoing
Professional
Southern Nursing Research Society
December 1986
Ongoing
Professional
American Nurses Association
December 1986
Ongoing
Professional
Texas Nurses Association
December 1978
Ongoing
Professional
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Current Research

Study Title: "Evaluation of the Reliability of the Nurse's Self-Assessment of Genetics in Practice Inventory (NSGPI) in Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses in the United States". Funding source:Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Education. (2012-2013).

All nurses including hospice and palliative care nurses must recognize genomic components underlie almost all diseases.  A British survey of 400 hospice nurses found that although the majority of respondents believed genetic-related activities were important to hospice care, they lacked confidence in their ability to carry out those activities. To date there are no published studies exploring genetics-related activities in palliative care with American hospice nurses.

We conducted a national randomized survey of members of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) to explore the current state of genetic and genomic related activities in palliative care in the United States. Seventy-one members of HPNA completed a computerized version of the Nurse’s Self-Assessment of Genetics in Practice Inventory (NGSPI). Participants believed the clinical and biological categories of genetic-related activities were important but they lacked confidence in carrying out those activities. Respondents rated psychosocial related genetic activities, more important and were more confident in carrying them out. Genetics education is needed for nurses at all levels of academic preparation and specialities so all nurses meet patient and family needs experiencing inherited genetic and complex conditions.

Expertise
My love and passion for gerontological nursing and caring for the dying grew from the "seeds planted" during my first nursing position when I served in the Commission Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Throughout my nursing career I have had opportunities ( ex. Postdoctoral fellowship) to integrate my passion for research and making a difference in the lives of people facing life threatening illness. The 2006 Summer Genetics Institute at NIH helped me integrate genomics into my program of research in symptom management in gero-palliative care and gero-oncology.
Research Interests

Overall interest is: symptom management in geriatric oncology and palliative care. Also interested gerontological nursing, hospice and palliative care nursing and end of life issues. Currently integrated genotypic variants of symptoms (fatigue) experienced by woment with breast cancer.

Raudonis, B.M. (In Press). The Legacy of Anatomical Donation. Journal of Palliative Medicine.
Journal Article
In-press
2014
Newcomb, P., Canclini, S., Cauble, D., Raudonis, B., & Golden, P. (2014). Pilot trial of an electronic family medical history in U.S. Faith-based communities. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health,5(3),198-201. doi:10.1177/2150131914524441
Journal Article
Published
2013
Raudonis, B.M. (2013). Palliative care. In I.M. Lubkin & P.D. Larsen (Eds.) Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (8th ed. pp. 597-625). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Book Chapter
Published
2012
Newcomb, P. Raudonis, B.M., Snow, D., & Cauble, D. (2012). Transmission of family health information within families. Open Journal fo Nursing. 2, 15-22.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Raudonis, B.M., McClean, J., & Cauble, D. (2012). Life review: Connecting undergraduate nursing students with older adults. Nursing Education Perspectives. 33(3), 193-194.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D.M. (2011). Palliative care in the genomic era. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 13(5), 298-308.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Raudonis, B.M., & Daniel, K. (2010). Frailty: An indication for palliative care. Geriatric Nursing, 31(5), 379-384.
Journal Article
Published
2010
American Nurses Association (2010). Gerontological Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (3rd ed.). Author: Silver Spring, MD. B. Raudonis' role was serving as the Co-Chair of the Work Group which revised the Scope and Standards document.
Monograph
Published
2010
American Association of Colleges of Nursing . (2010). Recommended baccalalureate competencies and curricular guidelines for the nursing care of older adults. Author: Washington, DC. B. Raudonis' role was serving as a member of the expert panel which developed the recommended competencies and curricular guidelines.
Monograph
Published
2009
Campbell, M. L., Happ, M. B., Hultman, T., Kirchoff, K. T., Mahon, M. M., Mayo, M. M., McMillan, S., & Raudonis, B. (2009). The HPNA Research Agenda for 2009-2012. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 11(1), 10-18.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Raudonis, B.M. (2009). Palliative care. In I.M. Lubkin & P.D. Larsen (Eds.) Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (7th ed.,pp. 529-553). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Book Chapter
Published
2009
Raudonis, B.M. (2009). Update on the Genetic and Genomic Nursing Competencies. [Article] SIGN: Supporting Innovations in Gerontological Nursing, 16(3) 3. (A bimonthly publication of the National Gerontological Nursing Association).
Newsletter Article
Published
2008
Newcomb, P. & Raudonis, B. M. (2008). Genes, Genetics and Genmics, Oh My! Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies for All Registered Nurses. Nurses' Lounge/Dallas-Fort Worth, 22-26.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Duggleby, W. & Raudonis, B. M. (2006). Dispelling myths about palliative care and older adults. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 22(1), 58-64.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Raudonis, B.M. (2006). Palliative care. In I.M. Lubkin & P.D. Larsen (Eds.) Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (6th ed., pp. 537-554). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Book Chapter
Published
2004
Raudonis, B. M. (2004). IDT Consult: Medication myths. [Column]. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 6(1), 8.
Journal Article
Published
2003
Raudonis, B. M. (2003). Thinking outside of the box. [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 5(3), 120-121.
Journal Article
Published
2003
Raudonis, B. M. Palliative care update for gastroenterology nurses. Gastroenterology Nursing 2003, 26 (1), 26-30.
Journal Article
Published
2003
Raudonis, B. M. (2003). Professional privilege or universal access. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(1), 79-81.
Journal Article
Published
2002
Raudonis, B. M. & Anderson, C. (2002). A theoretical framework for specialty certification in nursing practice. Nursing Outlook, 50(6), 247-252.
Journal Article
Published
2002
Raudonis, B. M., Kyba, F. C. N., & Kinsey, T. A. (2002). Long term care nurses knowledge of end of life care. Geriatric Nursing, 23(6), 296-301.
Journal Article
Published
2001
Raudonis, B. M. (2001). The forgotten standard. [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 3(2), 39-40.
Journal Article
Published
2001
Davis, G.C., & Raudonis, B.M. (2001). Chronic illness. In M.O. Hogstel, (Ed.). Gerontology: Nursing care of the older adult (pp. 317-343). Albany, NY: De;mar Publishing.
Book Chapter
Published
2001
Raudonis, B.M. (2001). Hospice and palliative care. In M.O. Hogstel, (Ed.). Gerontolgoy: Nursing care of the older adult (pp. 441-469). Albany, NY: Delmar Publishing.
Book Chapter
Published
2000
Fultner, D., & Raudonis, B.M. (2000). Home care. In A. Lueckenotte, (Ed.). Gerontology nursing (2nd ed.). (pp. 771-796). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Book Chapter
Published
1999
Anderson, C., Raudonis, B. M., & Kirschling, J. M. (1999). Hospice and palliative nursing role delineation study: Implications for certification. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 1(2), 45-55.
Journal Article
Published
1998
Davis, G.C. & Raudonis, B. (1998). Chronic disease-related resources. In M.O. Hagstel, (Ed.). Community resources for older adults: A guide for case managers (pp. 193-220). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Book Chapter
Published
1997
Raudonis, B. M. & Acton, G. J. (1997). Theory-based nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26(1), 138-145.
Journal Article
Published
1996
Raudonis, B. M. & Kirschling, J. M. (1996). Family caregivers' perspectives on hospice nursing care. Journal of Palliative Care, 12(2), 14-19.
Journal Article
Published
1995
Raudonis, B. M. (1995). Nursing's contribution to the family focus of palliative care. Progress in Palliative Care, 3, 175-180.
Journal Article
Published
1995
Raudonis, B. M. (1995). Empathic nurse-patient relationships in hospice nursing. The Hospice Journal, 10(1), 59-64.
Journal Article
Published
1995
Raudonis, B.M. & Talbot, L.A. (1995). Use of crticial thinking in research: The research critique. In L.A. Talbot (Ed.). Principles and practices of nursing research. (pp. 513-534). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Book Chapter
Published
1993
Raudonis, B. M. (1993). The meaning and impact of empathic relationships in hospice nursing. Cancer Nursing, 16(4), 304-309.
Journal Article
Published
1992
Raudonis, B. & Kirschling, J. M. (1992). Hospice research: The importance of program participation. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 9(4), 21-25.
Journal Article
Published
1992
Raudonis, B. M. (1992). Ethical considerations in qualitative research with hospice patients. Qualitative Health Research, 2(2), 238-249.
Journal Article
Published
1991
Raudonis, B. M. & Griffith, H. (1991). Model for integrating health services research and health care policy formation. Nursing & Health Care, 12(1), 32-36.
Journal Article
Published
1987
Raudonis, B. M. (1987). Adult education: Its implications for baccalaureate education. The Journal of Nursing Education, 26(4), 164-166.
Journal Article
Published
1985
Raudonis, B. M. (1985). Float pools. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 15(6), 24, 27.
Journal Article
Published
1982
Raudonis, B. M. & Smith, A. G. (1982). Observations of the chlamydospores of Candida albicans. Mycopathologia, 78, 87-91.
Journal Article
Published
October 2014
Pilot Trial of an Electronic Family Medical History in U.S. Faith-based Communities

Newcomb, P., Golden, P., Canclini, S., Cauble, D., & Raudonis, B. Poster presentation at the Texas Health Fort Worth Annual Poster Reception

Volunteered
April 2014
Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States

Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Poster presentation

Volunteered
November 2013
Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States.

Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Podium presentation by B. Raudonis at the  42nd Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Internation, November 16-20, 2013

Volunteered
October 2013
Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States

Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Poster presentation at the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Conference, October 4-6, 2013, Bethesda, MD

Other
October 2012

Using Virtual Reality to Communicate about Genomics in the Healthcare Community

Authors were: Newcomb, P., Jones, S., Baker, J.D., Cauble,D., & Raudonis, B. Podium presentation was by Cauble and Raudonis

Volunteered
October 2012

Older Adults and FamilyHealth History Now or Never: Using the Surgeon General's Family Health Portrait.

Poster presentation by Raudonis, B., & Cauble, C.

Volunteered
Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States

Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Cowtown Oncology Symposium, April 26, 2014, Fort Worth, TX
 

Volunteered
July 2012 -
July 2014
Enhancing and Sustaining Principles of Palliative Care in a Baccalaureate Program Through Curricular Change"
$7,500
January 2012 -
December 2013
Evaluation of the Reliability of the Nurse's Self-Assessment of Genetics in Practice Inventory (NGSPI) in Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses in the United States
$2,000
Ongoing
Served as Dissertation Chair. Title of Dissertation: Sleep Experiences of Hospitalized Antepartum Patients.
Doctoral
Ongoing
Served as Dissertation Chair. Title of dissertation: A Correlation Study of a Reading Comprehension Program and Attrition Rates of ESL Nursing Students in Texas.
Doctoral
Spring 2015
NURS 6302 - . Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
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Spring 2015
NURS 5327 - Exploration Of Science And Theories For Nursing
A critical examination of the philosophy and theoretical basis for nursing science
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Spring 2015
NURS 6621 - DNP PRACTICUM II
The DNP Practice Scholarship Project serves as a synthesis of DNP Program outcomes and addresses a clinical practice issue related to the student’s area of practice. 
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Fall 2014
NURS 6303 - Culture of Science
Professional, financial, socio-politico, ethical and legal issues associated with the conduct of research and the relationship between research and health policy development and implementation.
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NURS 5301 - Research in Nursing
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Fall 2013
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Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on research appraisal, interpretation of statistical results, and evidence-based practice. 
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Spring 2013
NURS 6302 - Issues in Studying Health in Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations (Nurs 6302)
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Fall 2011
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Summer 2011
NURS 6390 - Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
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Fall 2010
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May 2013
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Editorial Board

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Geriatric Nursing

Appointed
September 2013 -
September 2013
GSC/GEPC Chairperson

Chairperson of the UTCON Graduate Studeis Commitee and the Graduate Education Program Committee

Elected
September 2013 -
Ongoing
Senator

Elected as one of four Senators from CON to the UTA Facutly Senate

Elected