I am an Adult and Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner, nurse researcher and faculty member. I have been actively practicing as a nurse and nurse practitioner for over 35 years. I believe Nurse Practitioners are key health care providers who can play an important role in the future health of our state. I am thrilled to be a part of the College of Nursing at UTA where I have a part in building the science of nursing through future nurse practitioners and nurse scientists.
I am interrested in the associated factors/diseases which occur with chronic kidney disease in older adults
I am interested in learning more about how technology applications designed to improve quality of life and promote healthy living may be adopted by older adults
Invited presentation at American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Fall meeting October 8, 2016 at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA.
Poster presented at the annual meeting of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association in San Antonio, TX September 30-October 2, 2015. Co-author: Saeed Niyati
poster presentation; co-authors: Courtney, M., Spivey, C., Brown, T., Zhiyong, Y., and Boardman, B.
poster presentation. co-author: Belinda Vicioso, MD
common geriatric syndromes, age related conditions, elder abuse, dementia and end of life issues.
poster presentation; co authors: Plank, L., Upshaw, M., & Nunnelee, J.
The Effect of an Exercise Intervention on Quality of life of Pre-Frail Older Adults
part of a symposium presentation on Health Promotion for Healthy Aging in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Successful Nurse Practitioner Transitional Care
A descriptive analysis of the interventions employed by nurse practitioners which were associated with successful prevention of elderly CHF patient hospital re-admission.
poster accepted for presentation
I serve as an advisory board member to the Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging
Co-chair of the program committee for the annual meeting of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. This is a 1 year appointment preceeding an appointment as chair for the subsequent year's program committee.
I am the co-chair for the Aging Research Interest Group of the Southern Nursing Research Society
This is a standing committee of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
This is a standing committee of the American Geriatrics Society
To advise College of Nursing PhD students on their continued study and curriculum.
I serve as a Faculty Senator representing the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. It is an elected position.
To assist the Dean in making appointments to University level committees who can best represent the College of Nursing.