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Terry Jones, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3045
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3216
Email: tjones69@vcu.edu

TEACHING

My philosophy of teaching is rooted in the seemingly opposing camps of idealism and pragmatism. It is a philosophy shaped by my experiences in an applied discipline that requires a thoughtful blend of theory and practice. As an educator I believe my role is to inspire students and colleagues to elevate their thinking above today’s convention, to see beyond what is, and to imagine what can be. At the same time, I have a responsibility to prepare them for the world that is – to equip them for success today while they strive to build a better tomorrow. I teach content on leadership, organization & system science, improvement science (quality & safety methods), decision science, health services research, project management, budget & finance, health policy, and evidence-based practice in a variety of courses across the curricula.  

RESEARCH

I currently have two main programs of research. One program focuses on improving the nursing work environment and the quality and safety of nursing care across the health care continuum. I am particularly interested in the factors that impact how nurses spend their time and how time-use decisions impact outcomes for nurses, patients, and healthcare organizations. This line of inquiry encompasses the phenomenon of unfinished nursing care, also known as missed care or implicitly rationed care. The second program focuses on factors that impact leadership development for the healthcare disciplines. Factors of interest include managerial coaching relationships, graduate education, and service-based continuing education.

SERVICE

I am an active member in several professional organizations to include: The American Nurses’ Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Council for Graduate Education and Administration in Nursing, and the Southern Nursing Research Society. I serve as a manuscript reviewer for several professional journals, an abstract reviewer for several professional organizations, and as a grant reviewer for local and international funding agencies.

EDUCATION

  • BSN Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa
  • MS Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas 
  • PhD The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • MS The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Billye Brown Award for Excellence in Leadership (2016)
  • Innovation in Teaching, The University of Texas School of Nursing (2015)                                
  • Reviewer of the Year, Research in Nursing & Health (2015)
  • Ed & Molly Smith Centennial Fellowship in Nursing (2010-2014)
  • KL2 Clinical Scholar (CTSA: UL1RR024982) (2007-2010)
  • Above & Beyond Award, Parkland Health & Hospital System (2005)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Texas at Austin (2004)
  • The Great 100 Nurses, Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council and TNA (1991)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Marycrest College (1985)

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2015-2017 Principle Investigator. Implicit Rationing of Nursing Time and Care: An Exploration of Salient Behavioral, Normative, and Control Beliefs among Registered Nurses. Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Funding $75
  • 2017-2019 Principle Investigator. Clinical Leadership Development for Frontline Medical Surgical Nurses: An Evaluation of Needs & Methods. Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses $288,023.00
  • 2013-2014 Co-Investigator. Comparison of MISSCARE and PIRNCA Surveys: A Methodological Pilot Study. Principal Investigator, Patti Hamilton. Texas Woman’s University $3,000
  • 2011-2012 Principle Investigator. Measurement of the Dimensions of Nursing Work Time. Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) $5000
  • 2011-2012 Principle Investigator. Rationing of Nursing Care, Stress of Conscience, and Job Burnout in Texas Hospital Nurses. The University of Texas at Austin Summer Research Award Summer Salary
  • 2008-2009 Pilot Award Principle Investigator. Quantification of Nursing Surveillance and Nursing Intervention Markers with Real Time Location System (RTLS) and Wi-Fi Technology – Is it Feasible? University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center National Clinical & Translational Clinical Training Award KL2 RR024982-02 $50,000

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Danesh, V., & Jones, T. L. (In Press). Technology-enhanced surveillance: Can facial expression analysis add predictive power to early warning score? Critical Care Medicine.

  • VanFosson, C., Jones, T., Mann-Salinas, E., & Yoder, L. (in Press). Monthly variation in unfinished nursing care at the US Army Burn Center. BURNS

  • Brazzell, A., Jones, T., Dains, J., & Champion, J. (2018). Assessing the needs of oncology APRN preceptors. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14 (4), 296-301.

  • Jones, T. (2017). Nurse educators and nurse managers: Partners in moving quality improvement from values to competencies. Nursing Management, April 2017. DOI: 10.NUMA.0000514070.53443.e3

  • Lippe, M., Jones, T., Becker, H., & Carter, P. (2017). Student preparation to care for dying patients: Assessing outcomes across a curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(10). 633-637.

  • Lippe, M., Volker, D. Jones, T. & Carter, P. (2017). Evaluating end-of-life care education within nursing programs: A method for targeted curriculum evaluation. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 19(3), 266-274.

  • VanFosson, C. A., Yoder, L. H. & Jones, T. L. (2017). Patient turnover: A concept analysis. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(3), 300-312.

  • Hamilton, P., Willis, E., Jones, T., McKelvie, R., Blackman, I., Toffoli, L.,& Harvey, C. (2017). Evaluating the performance of a single item, global estimate of missed nursing care. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(1), 121-141.

  • Jones, T. (2016). What nurses do during time scarcity - and why. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(9), 449-454. 

  • Jones, T. (2016). Outcome measurement in nursing: Imperatives, ideals, history, & challenges. Online Journal of issues in Nursing, 21(2), Manuscript 1.

  • VanFosson, C. A., Jones, T. L., & Yoder, L. H. (2016). Unfinished nursing care: An important measure for nursing care systems. Nursing Outlook. 64(2), 124-136. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.12.010

  • Jones, T., Bae, S., Murry, N., Hamilton, P.(2015) Texas nurse staffing trends before and after mandated nurse staffing committees. Power, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 16(3-4), 79-96. doi:10.1177/1527154415616254

  • Jones, T. L., Gemeinhardt, G., Thompson, J. A., & Hamilton, P. (2015). Measuring unfinished nursing care: What to consider when choosing and scoring surveys. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Advanced online publication available on June 25, 2015. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000143

  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., & Murry, N. (2015) Unfinished nursing care, missed care, and implicitly rationed car: State of the science review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(6), 1121-1137. doi:10.1016/jijnstu.2015.02.012

  • Jones, T. (2015). A descriptive analysis of implicit rationing of nursing care: Frequency & patterns in Texas. Nursing Economic$. 33(30), 144-154.

  • Radhakrishnan, K., Jones, T., Weems, D., Knight, T., & Rice, W. (2015). Seamless transitions: Achieving patient safety through communication and Collaboration. Journal of Patient Safety. Advance online publication available March 16, 2015 at www.journalpatientsafety.com.

  • Jones, T. & Yoder, L. (2015). Dimensions of nurse work time: Progress in instrumentation. Nursing and Health Services, 17(3), 323-330. doi:10.1111/nhs.12191

  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., Carryer, J., Sportsman, S., & Gemeinhardt, G. (2014). International network for the study of rationalized nursing care: An overview. In 2nd Annual Conference Proceedings Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014). Global Science and Technology Forum. Doi:10.5176/2315-4330_WNC14.92

  • Jones, T. (2014). Can real time location system technology (RTLS) provide useful estimates of time use among nursing service personnel? Research in Nursing & Health, 37(1), 75-84

  • Jones, T. (2014). Validation of the perceived implicit rationing of nursing care (PIRNCA) instrument. Nursing Forum, 49(2), 77-87. doi: 10.111/nuf.12076

  • Hammer, J., Jones, T., & Brown, S. (2012). Rapid response teams (RRTs) and failure to rescue (FTR): One community’s experience. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(4), 1-7.

  • Jones, T. (2012). Radiofrequency identification (RFID): Exploiting an old technology for wireless measurement of nurse time and motion. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(9), 463-472. (Selected for early electronic release doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e318254518, and continuing education feature).

  • Jones, T. (2011). A retrospective exploration of patient-ventilator monitoring intensity, therapeutic intervention intensity, and compliance with lung protective guidelines in a cohort of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(1), 40-50.doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2010.00183x

  • Jones, T. (2010). A holistic framework for nursing time: implications for theory, practice, and research. Nursing Forum. 45(3), 188-199.

  • Jones, T., Yoder, L. (2010). Economic theory and nursing administration research – Is this a good combination? Nursing Forum, 45(1), 40-53.

  • Jones, T., Cason, C.L., & Mancini, M.E. (2002). Evaluating nurse competency: Evidence of validity for a skills recredentialing program.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 18(1), 22-28.

  • Cason, C.L., Jones, T., Brock, J., Maese, P., & Milligan, C. (1999). Nurses’ knowledge of pain management: Implications for staff education.  Journal of Nursing Staff Development. 16(6), 228-35, 275.

  • Jones, T. (1994). From diabetic ketoacidosis to hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome: The spectrum of uncontrolled hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus.  Critical Care Clinics of North America, 6(4), 703-721.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Jones, T. “The Decision Making Component of Unfinished Nursing Care.” Podium presentation for 1st Rancare Conference COST Action 15208 (The Challenges of Nursing Care Rationing), Limassol, Cyprus on February 23, 2017.
  • Jones, T. “Implicit rationing of Nursing Time and Care: An Exploration of Salient Behavioral, Normative, and Control Beliefs among Registered Nurses.” Podium presentation, Limassol, Cyprus on February 23, 2017.
  • Jones, T. “Expanding Improvement Science Competencies in the Nurse Workforce: Successes and Challenges.” Podium presentation at the ANA Quality, Safety, and Staffing Conference, Tampa, Florida on March 8, 2017.
  • Jones, T. “Expanding Improvement Science Competencies in the Nurse Workforce: Successes and Challenges.” Podium presentation at Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems Symposium, Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in Austin, Texas, April 6, 2017.
  • Jones, T. “Time Use, Time Culture, Time Rationing: Implications for Nurse Leaders.” Podium presentation at the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Director Development Program in Austin, Texas on February 11, 2016.
  • Jones, T., Bae, S., Murry, N., Gemeinhardt, G., & Hamilton, P. “Texas Nurse Staffing Policy and Nurse Staff Levels and Policy Implications.” Podium presentation at the ANA Quality, Safety, and Staffing Conference on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
  • Jones, T. L., Hamilton, P., & Murry, N. “Unfinished Nursing Care: State of the Science Review.” Podium presentation at the ANA Quality, Safety, and Staffing Conference on Friday, March 11, 2016.
  • Jones, T. “Academic Preparation and Progression among Nurse Leaders.” Poster presentation for International Nursing Administration Research Conference in Orlando, Florida on November 9, 2016.
  • Jones, T. L., Hamilton, P., & Murry, N. “Unfinished Nursing Care: State of the Science Review.” Poster presentation Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida on February 26, 2015.
  • Bae, S., Jones, T., Murry, N., Gemeinhardt, G., & Hamilton, P. “Texas Nurse Staffing Policy and Nurse Staff Levels and Policy Implications.” Poster presentation for Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida on February 26, 2015.
  • Jones, T. “EBP: Road to Utopia or Exercise in Futility?” Podium presentation for Saint David’s Healthcare Nursing Leadership Symposium in Austin, Texas on May, 20, 2015.
  • Jones, T. “Unfinished Care: State of the Science.” Podium presentation for American Hospital Association/ National Patient Safety Foundation Fellowship Meeting on April 27, 2015.
  • Jones, T. “Nursing Practice in a Rationalized Care Environment.” Podium presentation for Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in Austin, Texas on February 13, 2015.
  • Jones, T. “Rationalized Care – Global Issue & Universal Nursing Experience.” Podium presentation for Texas Student Nurses Association Annual Conference, Austin, Texas on February 21, 2015.
  • Jones, T. “A Descriptive Analysis of Implicit Rationing of Nursing Care: Frequency & Patterns in Texas.” Podium presentation at Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 13, 2014.
  • Radhakrishnan, K., Weems, D., Jones, T., & Rice, W. “Seamless Transitions: Achieving Patient safety through Communication and Collaboration.” Podium presentation at Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Developing Ecosystems for Improving Health Care Delivery. Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in Austin, Texas, April 10, 2014.
  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., Carryer, J., Sportsman, S., & Gemeinhardt, G. (2014). “International network for the study of rationalized nursing care: An overview.” Podium presentation for Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014), Singapore on June 21, 2014.
  • Jones, T. Infectious Diseases and Ebola: An Interprofessional Perspective. Panelist presentation for The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in Austin, Texas on October 30, 2014.
  • Jones, T. “Don’t be Scared of EBP.” Podium presentation for North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas on October 31, 2014.
  • Jones, T. “Perceived Implicit Rationing of Nursing Care.” Podium presentation at Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Focus on Social Issues. Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in Austin, Texas, April 11, 2013.
  • Jones, T. “Time Use, Time Culture, Time Rationing: Implications for Nurses and Patients.” Invited speaker for Flinder’s University School of Nursing & Midwifery Visiting Scholar Presentations, Missed and Rationed Care: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Presented in Adelaide, South Australia on July 23, 2013.
  • Jones, T. “Strategic Thinking & Continuing Education.” Invited speaker for Central Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (CTONE) meeting. Presented in Austin, Texas on November 20, 2013.
  • Jones, T. “A Holistic Framework for Nursing Time: Implications for Nurse Leaders.” Invited speaker for Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) 2011 Annual Conference, Nurse Leaders: Charting the Future. Presented in Dallas, Tx on March 4, 2011.
  • Jones, T. “Implicit Rationing of Nursing Time and Care: An Exploration of Salient Behavioral, Normative, and Control Beliefs among Registered Nurses.” Podium presentation at Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Improving Systems for Improving Health and Behaviors Symposium. Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in Austin, Texas, April 21, 2011.
  • Jones, T. “Rationing of Nursing Care & the Nursing Environment of Texas Hospital Nurses.” Podium presentation at Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Improving Systems for Improving Health and Behaviors Symposium. Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in Austin, Texas, April 22, 2011.
  • Jones, T. “Measuring Nursing Time Allocation with Real Time Location System Technology: Strengths and Limitations.” Podium presentation at Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, February 6, 2010.
  • Jones, T. “Measuring Nursing Time Allocation with Real Time Location System Technology: Strengths and Limitations.” Podium presentation at Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Maintaining Quality and Reducing Costs through Management and Information Technology Symposium. Sponsored by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in Austin, Texas, April 29, 2010.
  • Jones, T. “A Holistic Framework for Nursing Time: Implications for Theory, Practice, & Research.” Invited speaker for The Seton Family of Hospitals Conference, “Leading the Nursing Profession: Advancing Practice, Education, Leadership and Science.” Presented in Austin, Tx on Friday, October 22, 2010.
  • Jones, T. “A Holistic Framework for Nursing Time: Implications for Theory, Practice, & Research.” Invited speaker for Texas Nurses’ Association, District Three and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Education Center in Fort Worth, Texas on February 18, 2010.
  • Jones, T. “Helping Nursing Students Understand Nurse-Sensitive Quality Indicators.” Invited speaker for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, “Quality in Health Care: Changing the Culture Through Baccalaureate Nursing Education.” Presented in Chicago, Il on November 20, 2009.
  • Jones, T. “Nursing Care Quality: Stakeholder Perceptions, Study Methods, Improvement Strategies, and Affordability.” Invited speaker for the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (N-TONE) 2009 Mixer in Dallas, Texas on October 7,2009.
  • Jones, T. “The Power of a Nurse.” Invited speaker for the Texas Department of State Health Services 2009 Nursing Leadership Conference, Celebrating Nursing Leadership: Promoting Wellness in Ourselves and Our Communities, Austin, Texas, on July 9, 2009.
  • Jones, T. “The Power of a Nurse.” Keynote speaker for Nurse Week Award Banquet, Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia on May 7, 2009.
  • Jones, T. “A Nurse’s Time: Allocation of a Scarce Resource.” Invited speaker for Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia on May 6, 2009.
  • Jones, T. “Nursing Care Quality: Stakeholder Perceptions, Study Methods, Improvement Strategies, and Affordability.” Invited speaker for the TCU Evidence-Based Practice Collaborative in Fort Worth Texas on December 3, 2008.
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