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Clinical Associate Professor at College of Nursing and Health Innovation
701 S. Nedderman Dr (mailbox: 19407), Arlington, TX 76019
University of Texas at Arlington
PhD
Vanderbilt University
MSN
University of Memphis
BSN
January 2012
Ongoing
Membership
National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
January 1992
Ongoing
Membership
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
May 1988
Ongoing
Membership
Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society
September 2014

Highlights our work on using simulation to train student NNPs and ensure competency of practicing NNPs.

August 2014

The “remote-controlled distance simulation” project was developed in partnership with Pediatrix Medical Group.  The goal is to allow Pediatrix clinicians, neonatal nurse practitioners and physicians to experience the value of competency assessment exercises with high-fidelity simulators, or electronic patients, in UT Arlington’s Smart Hospital, without having to travel to campus.

2014
LeFlore, J.L., Sansoucie, D., Cason, C.L., Aaron, A., Thomas, P.E., & Anderson, M. (2014). Remote-controlled distance simulation assessing neonatal provider competence: A feasibility study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10, 419-424. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.04.004
Journal Article
Published
2013
Thomas, P.E., & LeFlore, J. (2013). Extubation success in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with bilevel nasal continuous positive airway pressure versus nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 27(4), 328-334. doi:10.1097/JPN.0b013e3182a983f0
Journal Article
Published
2012
LeFlore, Judy L.; Anderson, Mindi; Zielke, Marjorie A.; Nelson, Kristine A.; Thomas, Patricia E.; Hardee, Gary; John, Lauri D. (2012). Can a Virtual Patient Trainer Teach Student Nurses How to Save Lives—Teaching Nursing Students About Pediatric Respiratory Diseases. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 7(1), 10-17.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Thomas, P. E. (2011). Do racial disparities persist in infant mortality from respiratory distress syndrome? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(1), 47-51.
Journal Article
Published
2011
LeFlore, J. L., Thomas, P. E., Zielke, M., Buus-Frank, M. E., McFadden, B. E., & Sansoucie, D. A. (2011). Educating neonatal nurse practitioners in the 21st century. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 25(2), 200-205.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Thomas, P. E. (2005). Point-of-care testing:  All good? Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24(1), 63-64.
Journal Article
Published
2004
Thomas, P. E. (2004). Patient-triggered ventilation:  How does the trigger work? Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23(6), 65-67.
Journal Article
Published
2004
Thomas, P. E. (2004). What’s the latest on carbon dioxide monitoring? Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23(4), 70-72.
Journal Article
Published
2004
Thomas, P. E. (2004). Toy or Tool of the Trade? Part II. Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23(1), 49-53.
Journal Article
Published
June 2014
Using technology to enhance interprofessional education for graduate nurse practitioner and social work students.

A presentation of work from the Interpofessional Education project with graduate nursing and social work students.

Invited
April 2013

Extubation success in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with bilevel nasal continuous positive airway pressure versus nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation

Poster

Invited
April 2013

Revolutionizing nurse practitioner education

Invited
April 2013

MOOCs: Accessible education for all or questionable teaching on a massive scale?

Volunteered
February 2013

NursingAP: Neonatal nurse practitioner program

Invited
Interactive Virtual Ventilator
Can a complex interactive virtual ventilator help to save babies lives: An educational innovation for neonatal nurse practitioner students. Poster presented at the Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.
Uncategorized
Simulation

Sim USA Goes Live: Testing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Scenarios. (2011, June). Presented at the Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.

Uncategorized
Simulation
Sim-Center USA: An Immersion Learning Experience. (2011, June). Presented at the Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.
Uncategorized
October 2014 -
Ongoing
The Challenging Parent: Nurses' Experiences with Incivility in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
$1,500
September 2012 -
August 2015
Interprofessional education
$862,532
Fall 2015
NURS 5447 - NEONATAL NURSING III
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and neurologic. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.
Last Updated on August 20, 2015, 10:50 am
Fall 2015
NURS 5631 - Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum
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 20, 2015, 10:51 am
Fall 2015
NURS 5366 - PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN NURSING
Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Last Updated on August 20, 2015, 10:52 am
Fall 2015
NURS 5447 - NEONATAL NURSING III
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and neurologic. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.
Last Updated on August 20, 2015, 10:50 am
Fall 2015
NURS 5631 - Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum
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 20, 2015, 10:51 am
Fall 2015
NURS 5366 - PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN NURSING
Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Last Updated on August 20, 2015, 10:52 am
Summer 2015
NURS 5537 - NEONATAL NURSING II
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Systems include respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal/GU, GI, and metabolic/endocrine.
Last Updated on April 7, 2015, 10:16 am
Summer 2015
NURS 5537 - NEONATAL NURSING II
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Systems include respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal/GU, GI, and metabolic/endocrine.
Last Updated on April 7, 2015, 10:16 am
Summer 2015
NURS 5450 - NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE
Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.  
Last Updated on April 7, 2015, 10:26 am
Summer 2015
NURS 5450 - NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE
Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.  
Last Updated on April 7, 2015, 10:26 am
Summer 2015
NURS 5631 - ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM
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 June 8, 2015, 7:07 am
Spring 2015
NURS 5204 - NEONATAL NURSING I
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.
Last Updated on December 18, 2014, 5:20 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 5204 - NEONATAL NURSING I
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.
Last Updated on December 18, 2014, 5:20 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 5316 - Advanced Health Assessment in Nursing Practice
Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan for NNP students.
Last Updated on December 18, 2014, 5:39 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 5316 - Advanced Health Assessment in Nursing Practice
Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan for NNP students.
Last Updated on December 18, 2014, 5:39 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 5331 - ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM
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 December 18, 2014, 5:56 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 5367 - Evidence-Based Practice
This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.
Last Updated on December 19, 2014, 8:07 am
Spring 2015
NURS 5367 - Evidence-Based Practice
This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.
Last Updated on December 19, 2014, 8:07 am
Spring 2015
NURS 5450 - NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE
Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advance nursing practice. 
Last Updated on December 19, 2014, 11:14 am
Fall 2014
NURS 5327 - Exploration of Science and Theories for Nursing
This course provides a critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science.
Last Updated on August 15, 2014, 1:06 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 5447 - Neonatal Nursing III
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.
Last Updated on August 15, 2014, 1:08 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 5450 - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice
Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advance nursing practice. 
Last Updated on August 15, 2014, 1:35 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 5631 - Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum
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 15, 2014, 2:36 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 5366 - Principles of Research in Nursing
Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.
Last Updated on August 30, 2014, 1:27 pm
Summer 2014
NURS 5537 - Neonatal Nursing II
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Systems include respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal/GU, GI, metabolic, integumentary, and immunologic.
Last Updated on May 8, 2014, 6:34 pm
Summer 2014
NURS 5450 - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice
Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advance nursing practice.
Last Updated on May 16, 2014, 8:41 am
Summer 2014
NURS 5331 - Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum
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 May 16, 2014, 9:19 am
Spring 2014
NURS 5328 - Nurs 5328-008
Integration of theoretical and empirical elements of nursing research with emphasis on proposal development.
Last Updated on December 19, 2013, 4:10 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 5204 - Nurs 5204-001
Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth.
Last Updated on December 21, 2013, 5:22 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5539 - Nurs 5539-001
Focuses on interdisciplinary approach to the assessment, management, and coordination of secondary and tertiary care of neonates with complex multi-system dysfunction, along with their families.
Last Updated on August 22, 2013, 1:43 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5327 - Analysis of Theories for Nursing
Critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories.
Last Updated on August 22, 2013, 1:48 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5331 - Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum
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 22, 2013, 1:55 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5301 - Research in Nursing
Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on research critique, interpretation of statistical results, and evidence-based practice.
Last Updated on August 25, 2013, 6:39 pm
Summer 2013
NURS 5438 - Perinatal/Neonatal Nursing of High-Risk Maternal/Fetal Diad
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 24, 2013, 6:59 am
Spring 2013
NURS 5327 - Analysis of Theories for Nursing
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 24, 2013, 6:59 am
Fall 2012
NURS 5327 - ANALYSIS OF THEORIES FOR NURSING
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 24, 2013, 6:59 am
Fall 2012
NURS 5328 - Theory and Research Application in Nursing
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 24, 2013, 6:59 am
Fall 2012
NURS 5539 - Advanced Neonatal Nursing
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 24, 2013, 6:59 am
Summer 2012
NURS 5328 - Theory and Research Application in Nursing
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Summer 2012
NURS 5328 - Theory and Research Application in Nursing
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Summer 2012
NURS 5328 - Theory and Research Application in Nursing
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Spring 2012
NURS 5327 - Analysis of Theories for Nursing
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Spring 2012
NURS 5327 - Analysis of Theories for Nursing
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
Spring 2012
NURS 5327 - Analysis of Theories in Nursing
No Description Provided.
No Syllabus Attached!
May 1994
Ongoing
Regional Trainer Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Teaching neonatal resuscitation to healthcare providers in the community.

Volunteered
October 2013
Ongoing
National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Member Nominations Committee

Appointed
January 2012
Ongoing
Reviewer for Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing

Review manuscripts submitted for publication.

Volunteered
June 2012
October 2013
National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Task force on Education/Curriculm Standards

Appointed
August 2012 -
May 2013
Professional Learning Community: Technology for Engagement and Retention

Representative for College of Nursing

Appointed
August 2013 -
Ongoing
Committee on Rules and Elections

Member

Elected
January 2012 -
Ongoing
Mentor to PhD Students

College of Nursing

Volunteered