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George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor at College of Nursing and Health Innovation

I grew up on a farm/ranch in Oklahoma with two sisters and one brother.In addition to church, sports, and band activities, I was very involved in 4-H Club, learned to speak publicly, and achieved goals such as being state secretary. My parents were leaders who worked very hard to help others. These life experiences laid a solid foundation for being a nursing professor.

Texas Woman's University
Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Arlington
M.S.N.
Adult Health, Educator Role
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
B.S.N.
August 2014
Ongoing
Associate Dean/Chair and Professor, College of Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington
June 2013
July 2014
Interim Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington
August 2011
May 2013
Associate Dean and Chair
Unviersity of Texas at Arlington
August 2005
August 2010
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, PhD Program
University of Texas at Arlington
August 1997
August 2005
Assistant Professor
University of Texas, Arlington
January 1989
July 1997
Specialist/Clinical Instructor/ Evaluation Coordinator
School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington
September 2009
Ongoing
Membership
National League for Nursing
February 2008
Ongoing
Membership
Southern Nursing Research Society
January 2008
Ongoing
Membership
Texas Nurses' Association
August 2005
Ongoing
Membership
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
May 1988
Ongoing
Membership
The University of Texas at Arlington
October 2013

Research capacity development in the United States and internationally

July 2012

Recogntion of impact on nursing research in Uganda

April 2012

Providing education and consultation related to research and clinical practice in Uganda

September 2010
October 2009
September 2007
Endowed professorship in nursing to support interdisciplinary collaboration
August 2014

Challenges of fighting the Ebola epidemic in limited resource countries

Completed Research

Work-Related Quality of Life of Nurses and Health Care Workers in Uganda- funded by Professorship

Stigma of HIV-Positive Nurses in Kenya- faculty advisor for Jackline Opollo, funded by Sigma Theta Tau International to conduct the study

Priorities for Uganda Nursing Research: A Dephi Study- funded by Professorship

Ugandan Nurses' Perspectives on Task Shifting- faculty advisor for Lori Spies funded by Baylor University Small Grants Program

Instrument Development for the Nurse International Relocation and Transition Questionnaire (NIRTQ)

National Study on the NLN-Jeffries Simulation Framework: Team role as theory expert

Current Research

Professional Values of RN to BSN Students

Expertise

Dr. Gray has a passion for HIV/AIDS research and global health issues. She is committed to promoting health for persons around the globe, especially persons who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Early in her career, she practiced in mobile health clinic in Cameroon, West Africa. In recent years, she has traveled to the Dominican Republic and Tanzania to provide nursing education workshops. In collaboration with Dr. Allusine Jalloh, Dr. Gray is leading the North Texas Africa Health Initiative. As the Hazel M. and George W. Jay Professor, she travels to Uganda each summer to develop the research capacity of nurses and provide inservice education for nurses in rural areas. The North Texas Africa Health Initiative is seeking funding for health care projects in Uganda and other East African countries.

Research Interests

International nurse migration

Strategies to Facilitate Development of Research Capacity of Nurses in Uganda and Other Low Resource Countries

Factors Influencing Medication Adherence in Persons Living with HIV/AIDS


Barriers and Supports for the Success of Minority Students in Health Professional Education

Assessing HIV Knowledge of Nurses across countries

Grove, S., Gray, J., & Burns, N. (2014). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice.  (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier
Textbook
In-press
2014
Opollo, J.G.; Gray, J.; Spies, L.A.; (2014). Work-related quality of life of Ugandan healthcare workers.  International Nursing Review,  61 (1): 116-23.ISSN: 0020-8132 PMID: 24392719 CINAHL AN: 2012468954
Journal Article
Published
2014
Gray, J. (2014). Global mentoring. Book Chapter in S. Baxley, K. Ibitayo, & ML Bond (Eds). Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success. Sigma Theta Tau International. Indianapolis, Indiana.
Book Chapter
Published
2013
Grove, S., Burns, N., & Gray, J. (2013). The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Book
Published
2013
Carr, G.F., Gray, J. & Hayslip, B. Jr. (2012) Needs for Information about Supportive Resources: A Predictor of Needs for Service and Service Use in African American Grandmother Caregiver. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. (In Press).
Journal Article
In-press
2013
Holland, B., & Gray, J. (2011). The Client Experience Model:  Synthesis and application to African Americans with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 15 (2), 36-40..
Journal Article
Published
2013
Opollo, J., Gray, J., Bond, M. L. & Lail-Davis, V. (2012). Meeting tomorrow’s healthcare needs through local and global involvement. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43(2), 75-80.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Carr, G. F., Hayslip, B., & Gray, J. (2012). The role of caregiver burden in understanding African American custodial grandmothers. Geriatric Nursing, Electronic publication prior to print.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Carey, S. A., & Gray, J. R. (2012). Women and heart disease: A diagnostic challenge. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8 (6), 458-463.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Holland, B., & Gray, J. (2011). The Client Experience Model:  Synthesis and application to African Americans with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 15 (2), 36-40.. 
Journal Article
Published
2011
Gray, J. (2011). Instructor guide for Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice.  (5th ed.). Electronic book available from http://evolve.elsevier.com  Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
Book
Published
2011
Gray, J. (2011). Special contributor to Burns, N., & Grove, S. (Eds.) Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice. (5th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
Book
Published
2010
Gray, J., Opollo, J., & Spies, L. (2010). Uganda. In J.J. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Shultz, & T. D. Aiken (Eds.). Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world (pp. 140-143).New York: Springer Publishing.
Book Chapter
Published
2010
Gray, J. (2010 October). I dreamed of Africa. Nursing Lounge Dallas-Fort Worth, 15-19.
Newsletter Article
Published
2009
Gray, J (2009). Rooms, recordings, and responsibilities: The logistics of focus groups. Southern Online Journal or Nursing Research, 9(1). http://snrs.org/publications/SOJNR_articles2/Vol09Num01Art05.html.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Spies, L. A., Gray, J., Ibitayo, K., & Opollo, J. (2009). Texans work with Ugandan nurses. Nurse Practitioner World News, 14(11-12), 1. Available online.
Newsletter Article
Published
2008
Bond ML, Cason CL, Gray J, Baxley S, Denke L. 2008. Voices of Hispanic Students in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: Are We Listening?. Perspectives in Nursing Education.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Gray, J., & Johnson, L. (2008). Intentions and motivations of nurses to migrate: A review of empirical studies. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 4 (4), 41-48.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Gray J. 2006. Becoming adherent: Experiences of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 17(3):47-54.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Watkins S Gray J. 2006. HIV/AIDS: A survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Texas RNs in the 21st century. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 22(5):232-238.
Journal Article
Published
2006
*Gray, J. (Guest Ed.). (2006). Measuring spirituality: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 10.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Gray J, Hicks R, Hutchings C. 2005. Antiretroviral medication errors in a national medication error database. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 19(12):19-28.
Journal Article
Published
2004
Gray J, Garner L, Snow D, Wright K. 2004. Spiritual perspective and needs: A comparative study of nursing faculty in a Christian university and a state university. Christian Higher Education 3:61-77.
Journal Article
Published
January 2011
Developing the constructs and concepts of the NLN/Jeffries Simulation Model
Gray, J., & Paige, J. .Oral presentation to NLN/Jeffries Working Group at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation, Orlando, FL.
Uncategorized
January 2011
Evidence-Based Care: Nurses Making a Difference in Patient Outcomes.
Gray, J.  7th Invited oral presentation: International Nursing Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Uncategorized
January 2010
Bond, M. L., Cason, C. L., & Gray, J. Content Validity and Internal Consistency Reliability of the ISA and PSA
  Bond, M. L., Cason, C. L., & Gray, J. Oral presentation at Educational Summit, National League for Nursing, Las Vegas, NV.
Uncategorized
January 2010
Developing a program of research.
Taliaferro, D., & Gray, J.  Invited to present pre-conference workshop for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care National Conference, Baltimore, MD.  and Reno, NV.
Uncategorized
January 2009
Gender differences in clinical outcomes for patients receiving ART in rural Tanzania.
Gray, J. Oral presentation at 22nd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference, Jacksonville, FL
Uncategorized
January 2009
Building international nursing alliances: Implications for research, policy, and practice.
Gray, J., Opollo, J., & Spies, L.  A symposium presented at the International Council of Nurses, Durban, South Africa.
Uncategorized
January 2008
HIV Learning Needs of Health Care providers in Dominican Republic, India, Uganda, and the United States.
Palmer, E.L. & Gray, J.  Oral presentation at Unite for Sight 5th Annual International Health Conference. New Haven, CT.
Uncategorized
January 2008
Model of Institutional Support for Doctoral Students
Gray, J. & Bond, M. L. Poster session presented at Bureau of Health Profession’s (BHPr) All Programs Meeting. 
Uncategorized
January 2011 -
January 2014
Preparing Nurse Scientists and Faculty to Reduce Health Disparities
$419,461
January 2012 -
January 2013
Nurse Faculty Loan Program
$53,807
Spring 2015
NURS 6304 - MEASUREMENT IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Evaluation of measurement tools/instruments for studying culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
Last Updated on January 2, 2015, 7:21 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution in Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis.
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 4:40 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.  May be repeated to meet student learning needs.
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 4:42 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 6370 - Independent Study
Learning activities and goals negotiated with individual students.  
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 4:46 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 6399 - Dissertation
Supervision of PhD student's dissertation
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 4:48 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 6699 - Dissertation
Supervision of PhD student's dissertation
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 4:49 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 6308 - Nurs 6308-001 Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest. May be repeated to meet student learning needs.
Last Updated on August 18, 2013, 3:29 pm
Fall 2012
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2012
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest. May be repeated to meet student learning needs.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2012
NURS 6309 - SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
Provides experiences in the development of scientific products for dissemination.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2012
NURS 6310 - Proposal Development
Development and critique of doctoral dissertation proposal.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6308 - Research Seminar
Evaluation of selected components of research process for proposed dissertation research. Learning activities based on student and faculty interest.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6301 - Theoretical Evolution of Science
Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6309 - SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6310 - Proposal Development
Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6309 - SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6310 - Proposal Development
Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6309 - SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6310 - Proposal Development
Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6310 - Proposal Development
Seminar course to prepare dissertation proposal.
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spring 2011
NURS 6309 - SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS: PREPARATION DISSEMINATION (DELIVERY)
Overview of different methods for disseminating the products of scholarly work such as literature reviews and research studies. The cumulative course product is a manuscript to submit for publication. 
Last Updated on July 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
July - 2014
Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union

Collaboration to develop research capacity among nurses, provide clinical and research workshops, and facilitate Ugandan Nurses Research Committee.

Synergistic Activities
April - 2012
Health Care Research Collaboration with Engineering

Connecting nurses with engineers working on health-related studies and products. Co-chaired with Dr. Anand Pupula, Engineering, and Dr. Mary Lou Bond, Nursing.

Synergistic Activities
July - 2011
Kigali Health Institute, Kigali, Rwanda

Consultation related to developing research proposals, qualitative research methodologies, high-fidelity simulation as a teaching methodology. 2009-2011

Consultant
April - 2010
Global Connection Partnership Network

Represent College of Nursing on the Project Restore Hope, Sierra Leone

Member
April - 2009
Host

Hosted a university visit by a delegation of Rwandan leaders to explore potential for research collaboration; delegation included the representatives of the Ministries of Health and Education as well as the presidents of two universities

Synergistic Activities
November - 2007
Amoud Foundation

Consultation for the Al-Hayatt Medical Center, new hospital built by the foundation in Borama, Awdal, Somalia.

Consultant