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Associate Dean at College of Nursing and Health Innovation
January 2008
Ongoing
Assoc Prof
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 1994
January 2105
Director - Acute Care (Adult/Adult Gerontology) Nurse Practitioner Program
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2008
January 2015
Associate Dean
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2000
January 2009
Advanced Practice Nurse
J. Ted Phillips, MD, PhD, Neurologist
January 1995
January 2008
Associate Clinical Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
Certifications
RN
ACNP

Current Scholarship
NP Role Development in a Neurology Practice
Advanced Nurse Education Program
Research Interests
Attitudes toward Assisted Suicide
Renal Disease on Hemodialysis
Prevention of Heel Pressure Ulcers
Tracheostomy Tube Ties on Skin Integrity of the Neck
Childbirth Education
Viability of an Admitting Room
Schira, M.  (2014).  Professional issues in advanced practice nursing.  In Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nurses (6th ed.)  Pitman: American Nephrology Nurses Association.
Book Chapter
In-press
2013
Schira, M.  (2013).  Appraising a single research article.  In M. Mateo & M. Foreman (Eds), Research for Advanced Practice Nurses.  From Evidence to Practice, (2nd ed) (pp. 87-100).  New York: Springer.
Book Chapter
Published
2012
Schira, M.  (2012).  Renal clinical assessment and diagnostic procedures.  In L. Urden, K. Stacy, & M. Lough (Eds.), Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, (6th ed.) (pp. 392-399).  St. Louis:  Elsevier.
Book Chapter
Published
2010
Schira, M. (2010).  Renal Anatomy and Physiology.  In L. Urden, K. Stacy, M. Lough. (Eds.), Critical Care Nursing. Diagnosis and Management (6th ed)(pp. 764-776). Philadelphia: Mosby.  Invited.
Book Chapter
Published
2010
Schira, M. (2010).  Renal Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Procesures.  In L. Urden, K. Stacy, M. Lough. (Eds.), Critical Care Nursing. Diagnosis and Management (6th ed)(pp. 777-789). Philadelphia: Mosby.  Invited.
Book Chapter
Published
2009
Schira, M. (2009). Appraising a single research article. In M. Mateo & K. Kirchhoff. (Eds.), Research for Advanced Practice Nurses: From Evidence to Practice (pp. 73-85). Spring er Publishing.
Book Chapter
Published
2009
Schira, M. (2009). The Kidney - Section 1(Anatomy and Physiology; Pathophysiology; Assessment of Kidney Structure and Function. In C. Counts. (Eds.), Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing (pp. 4-89). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrology Nurses Association.
Book Chapter
Published
2008
Schira, M.  (2008).  Renal clinical assessment and diagnostic procedures.  In L. Urden, K. Stacy, & M. Lough (Eds).  Priorities in Critical care Nursing (5th ed). (pp. 379-386).  St. Louis: Mosby.  Invited.
Book Chapter
Published
2007
Schira, :M. (2007). Leadership: A peak and perk of professional development. In C. Headley. (Eds.), Career Fulfillment in Nephrology Nursing: Your Guide to Professional Development (pp. 89-93). Pitman, NJ: American Nephrolgoy Nurses Associateion.
Book Chapter
Published
2007
Schira, M. (2007). Leadership: A peak and perk of professional development. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 34, 289-294.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Schira,M. (2006). Renal anatomy and physiology. In L. Urden, K. Stacy, M. Lough. (Eds.), Thelan's Critical Care Nursing. Diagnosis and Management (pp. 787-800). Philadelphia: Mosby.
Book Chapter
Published
2006
Schira,M. (2006). Renal clinical assessment and diagnostic procedures. In L. Urden, K. Stacy, M. Lough. (Eds.), Thelan's Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management (pp. 801-812). Philadelphia: Mosby.
Book Chapter
Published
Spring 2015
NURS 5436 - ACUTE CARE NURSING II
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Tuesday1:00PM3:00PM
Thursday2:00PM4:00PM
Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multi-system dysfunction.
Last Updated on January 14, 2015, 5:25 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 5435 - Acute Care Nursing I
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Tuesday1:00PM3:00PM
Thursday2:00PM4:00PM
Focus on advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in adults with secondary and tertiary health care needs.  Additional emphasis will be placed on the application of the nursing process and other models of clinical decision-making in the management of populations with selected acute medical-surgical conditions.
Last Updated on August 22, 2014, 3:36 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 5436 - Nurs 5436-001
Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary tertiary care for adults with complex multisystem dysfunction.
Last Updated on January 10, 2014, 9:38 am
Fall 2013
NURS 5435 - Nurs 5435-001
Focuses on advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in managing adults with secondary and tertiary health care needs.
Last Updated on January 10, 2014, 9:34 am
Summer 2013
NURS 5631 - PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE PRACTICUM
NURS 5331/5332; 5631/5632 All ACNP Sections: Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 1:08 pm
Spring 2013
NURS 5436 - ACUTE CARE NURSING II
Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multi-system dysfunction.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 1:08 pm
Spring 2012
NURS 5435 - ACUTE CARE NURSING I
Focus on advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in adults with secondary and tertiary health care needs.Additional emphasis will be placed on the application of the nursing process and other models of clinical decision-making in the management of populations with selected acute medical-surgical conditions.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 1:08 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 6325 - Advanced Practice Nursing for Selected Populations
Focus of the seminar course is the apply advanced concepts of pathophysiology and technology in managing selected patient populations.  Topics addressed include genetic/genomic links to disease, impact of technology across health care environments, ethical issues that may surround use of genetic information and technology, and the role of the DNP in implementing health care technology.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 1:08 pm
Fall 2011
NURS 5435 - ACUTE CARE NURSING I
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on August 13, 2013, 1:08 pm