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Assoc Prof at College of Nursing and Health Innovation
maureen courtney

Research Areas: 

* behavioral economics strategies for patient behaviors in primary care with emphasis on shared decision-making

* Chronic disease management for Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular disease.

* prevention screening  and health promotion in primary care

* theoretical model for NP practice

Having recently been certified to conduct systematic reviews through the Joanna Briggs Institute, I am conducting a review titled "Best Practices in Primary Care to Promote Completion of Screening Colonoscopies."  SR is a type of secondary research using precise approaches including meta-analysis.

I am currently finalizing secondary analysis of a research project titled "Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Patterns with Overweight and Obese Patients."  We surveyed a national sample of over 2500 certified family and adult nurse practitioners in the U.S. to determine how they practice with these high risk patients.  The secondary analysis involves NP open-ended responses regarding their care of these patients.

I have developed a theoretical model that describes NP practice titled the Courtney Comprehensive Patient-Centered care Model.  We have developed video vignettes that demonstrate the model and are in the process of evaluating their validity & reliability.  Initial construct validity for the model is strong.  We will then be investigating the patient and NP research outcomes associated with communication training based on the model.

 I continue to work with multiple datasets that represent employee and patient outcomes for those who have participated in a lifestyle change program titled the Game of Health.  I also am analyzing a datset to explore Best Practices of NPs in the care of Patienst with Type 2 Diabetes.

2014
 Courtney MR, Spivey C, Daniel KM.  Helping patients make better decisions: How to apply behavioral economics in clinical practice. Patient Preference and Adherence. October 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 1503—1512.  DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S71224
Journal Article
Published
2013
Conard, S. and Courtney, R.  (2013). Reinventing your primary care practice.  Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 2013:5 1–8.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Buchholz, S., Budd, G., Courtney, M., Neiheisel, M., Hammersla, M., Carlson, E.  Preparing practice scholars: teaching knowledge application in the DNP curriculum. Journal American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  Volume 25, Issue 9, September 2013, Pages: 473–480. Article first published online : 17 JUN 2013, DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12050
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Published
2010
Dancer, S. & Courtney, R. (2010). Improving diabetes patient outcomes: Framing research into the chronic care model. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22(11), 280-85.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Courtney, M. & Mayorga, J. (2010). National Nurse Practitioner Practice Patterns in the Care of Overweight and Obese Patients. American Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 14(9/10), 9-18.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Courtney, R., Conard, S., Dunn, P., & Scarborough, K. (2009). The Game of Health: An innovative lifestyle change program implemented in a family practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Journal Article
In-press
2009
Courtney, R. The Courtney Nurse Practitioner Practice Model: Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care (DVD). Available from University Of Texas Arlington.: Available from University Of Texas Arlington., 2009. CD.
Compact Disc(CD)
Accepted
2002
Cody, M., Beck, C., Courtney, R., & Shue, V. (2002, May). Integrating Health Services Research into Nursing Doctoral Programs: the Evolution of Nursing Research. Journal of Nursing Education, 41(5), 207-214.
Journal Article
Published
1998
Holland, L. & Courtney, R. (1998). Increasing cultural competence with the Latino community. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 15(1), 45-53.
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Published
1997
Courtney, R. & Rice, C. (1997). Investigation of Nurse Practioner-Patient Interactions Using the Nurse Practitioner Rating Form. The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, 22(2), 46-65.
Journal Article
Published
1997
Courtney, R. (1997, February). Nurse practitioner protocols: An overview. American Journal of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner Edition, 97(2), 16E-16H.
Journal Article
Published
1996
Courtney, R., et al. (1996, June). The Partnership Process: Working with Individuals, Families, and Communities toward a new vision of health. Public Health Nursing, 13(3), 177-86.
Journal Article
Accepted
1996
Courtney, R. : Succeeding in Health Care Reform. Series in Nursing Management: Outcomes of Effective Mangagement Practices 1996, 8.
Journal Article
Accepted
1995
Courtney, R. (1995, December). Community Partnership Primary Care: A new paradigm for primary care. Public Health Nursing, 12(6), 366-373.
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Published
1995
Courtney, R. (1995, November). Using an Encounter Form to Develop a Clinical DataBase for Documenting Nurse Practitioner Primary Care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 7(11), 537-544.
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Published
1987
Courtney, R. Community Practice: Nursing Influence on Health Policy Formulation. Nursing Outlook, Vol. 35 No. 4 (July-August 1987), 170-174.
Journal Article
Published
July 2013

The NP Role and Leadership in Adult Health Prevention

Invited
April 2013

What Nurse Practitioner Faculty Should know about NINR"s Strategic Plan and the National Agenda for Nurse Practitioner Research  accepted and presented 4/12/13 from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. (by  Bloch, Budd, Neiheisel, Courtney, Weiss)

Invited
October 2011

Transformational Nurse Practitioner Leadership in Primary Care Models

Uncategorized
October 2011

Prevention Guidelines for Adult Health

Other
A comparative study of the use of the Diabetes Risk Score (DRS) in primary care: How are medical management and patient outcomes affected?
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Preparing Practice Scholars: What is Recommended for DNP Competencies for Clinical Scholarship?
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The Patient-Centered Medical Home: DNP Leadership is Now
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The Patient-Centered Medical Home: The Future for Nurse Practitioners
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Nurse Practitioner-Patient Interaction Model: Video Simulation Cases
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National NP Practice Patterns with Overweight and Obese Adults
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The Courtney NP Practice Model: Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care
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National Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Patterns working with Adult Overweight and Obese Patients: Best Practices for your clinic
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NP Clinical Practice Patterns with Adult Overweight and Obese Patients
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Prevention in Primary Care: Using Computer-Generated Guidelines at Clinic Visits to Improve Family Practice
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Weight Loss: A Clinical Program for Risk Reduction
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The Game of Health for Weight Loss and CVD Risk Factor Reduction
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The Cardiovascular Assessment, Prevention, and Disease Management (CAP-D) Program Update
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Reducing Risk Factors for Chronic Disease through Innovative Group Education
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Lipid Outcomes in Primary Care Patients using Advanced Lipid Measures to Guide Clinical Practice
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Multi Risk Factor Reduction in Family Practice
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TRUE YOU Lifestyle Coaching Program
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Cardiovascular Assessment, Prevention, & Disease Management: A Model Health Promotion Program in Clinical Medicine
Uncategorized
Community Partnerships: Primary Care and the Creation of Healthy People
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An Epidemiological Approach to Neighborhood-based Primary Care
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A Nurse Practitioner Research Model of Practice
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The Care and Feeding of Clinical Preceptors: Critical Allies
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Practice Based Research Networks for Nurse Practitioners
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Partnership Process: Research Approaches to working with Individuals, Families, and Communities
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Community Partnership Primary Care: A Theoretical Model for Community Health
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Community Partnership for Primary Care: A Model for Curriculum Development and Practice Settings
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Outrageous and Inspired Visions of Nurse Practitioner Practice
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National Nurse Practitioner Coalition: Issues and Progress
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The Courtney Nurse Practitioner Practice Model: Video Simulations of Patient Visits
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Bloch, J, Budd, G, Courtney, R. What you need to know regarding NINR research program and other national resources. National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty. Annual Meeting. Pittsburg, PA., April 5, 2013

national presentation

Invited
Buchholtz, S., Bloch, J., Fogg, L. Courtney, R. Where we Are and Where We Need to Go: DNP and PhD Nurse Practitioner Faculty Research. National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty.Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. April 4, 2104.

natioanl presentation

Invited
Buchholtz, S., Bloch, J., Fogg, L. Courtney, R. Where we Are and Where We Need to Go: DNP and PhD Nurse Practitioner Faculty Research. National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty.Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. April 4, 2104.

national presentation

Invited
Spring 2015
NURS 5350 - N5350-002 Advanced Role of NUrse Practitioner
Please see course description.
Last Updated on January 22, 2015, 5:07 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 6326 - Practice Scholarship Project
See syllabus
Last Updated on January 25, 2015, 10:40 am
Fall 2014
NURS 5305 - Adult Management in Primary Care
see graduate catalog
Last Updated on August 14, 2014, 11:49 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 6323 - Practice Scholarship
Please see course descritpion
Last Updated on August 21, 2014, 2:46 pm
Summer 2014
NURS 5305 - adult MGT
please see syllabus
Last Updated on May 22, 2014, 10:47 pm
Summer 2014
NURS 5350 - Advanced NP Role Course
Please see objs
Last Updated on May 29, 2014, 4:08 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 5350 - The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
see syllabus
Last Updated on January 3, 2014, 1:19 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 6326 - Practice Scholarship
see syllabus
Last Updated on January 3, 2014, 4:25 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5305 - Nurs 5305-001
Nurse Practitioner care of adult patients in primary care.
Last Updated on August 21, 2013, 12:35 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 6323 - Nurs 6323-001
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday4:00PM6:00PM
Practice Scholarship
Last Updated on August 15, 2013, 12:56 pm
Summer 2013
NURS 5305 - Adult management in Primary Care
Nurse practitioner care of adult patients in primary care.
Last Updated on May 29, 2013, 5:19 pm
Summer 2013
NURS 5350 - Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
Role of the advanced practice NP
Last Updated on May 29, 2013, 5:25 pm
Spring 2013
NURS 6326 - Practice Scholarship Project
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on April 19, 2013, 12:23 am
Spring 2013
NURS 5350 - N5350-002 Advanced Role of NUrse Practitioner
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on April 19, 2013, 12:23 am
Fall 2012
NURS 5305 - Adult management in Primary Care
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on April 19, 2013, 12:23 am
Fall 2012
NURS 6323 - Practice Scholarship
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on April 19, 2013, 12:23 am
Summer 2012
NURS 5305 - Adult management in Primary Care
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Summer 2012
NURS 5305 - Adult management in Primary Care
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Summer 2012
NURS 5350 - Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Spring 2011
NURS 5350 - N5350-002 Advanced Role of NUrse Practitioner
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Summer 2010
NURS 5350 - Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!