Our team

Our team

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Professor and Dean
Yingling Endowed Chair

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 4009J
PO Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5174
Email: jgiddens@vcu.edu

EDUCATION

  • BSN – University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    Nursing
  • MSN – University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, Texas
    Nursing
  • PhD – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Education and Human Resource Studies

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Nursing, University of El Paso, 2015
  • Mary Killeen Visiting Scholar for Educational Excellence, College of Nursing, Arizona State University 2015
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2014-2019
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Education, Colorado State University 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Nursing, University of Kansas 2013
  • Nurse Executive Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011-2014
  • Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, November 2011
  • Outstanding Educator/Researcher/Academician, New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, October 2010

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator, Academic Progression in Nursing. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Total costs: $300,000. Project dates: 8/2012-6/2013.
  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator, Nursing Enhancement. Funded by New Mexico Higher Education Department. Total costs: $96,758. Project dates: 7/2012-6/2013.
  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator, New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium; Nursing Education Statewide Plan. Funded by New Mexico Board of Nursing. Total costs: $129,929. Project dates: 7/2012-6/2013.
  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator, Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $170,259. Project dates: 7/2012-6/2013.
  • 2011-2012 Principal Investigator, New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium; Nursing Education Statewide Plan. Funded by New Mexico Board of Nursing. Total costs: $128,624. Project dates: 7/2011-6/2012.
  • 2011-2012 Principal Investigator, Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $56,880. Project dates: 7/2011-6/2012.
  • 2011-2012 Principal Investigator, Advanced Education Nursing Trainingship. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $34,686. Project dates: 7/2011-6/2012.
  • 2011-2012 Principal Investigator, Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $36,898. Project dates: 7/2011-6/2012. 
  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator, New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium; Nursing Education Statewide Plan. Funded by New Mexico Board of Nursing. Total costs: $70,265. Project dates: 7/2010-6/2011.
  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator, Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $93,849. Project dates: 7/2010-6/2011. 
  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator, Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $100,000. Project dates: 7/2010-6/2011. 
  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator, Advanced Education Nursing Trainingship. Funded by HRSA. Total costs: $38,333. Project dates: 7/2010-6/2011.
  • 2009-2011 Principal Investigator, The Effect of a Virtual Community on Work-Life, Recruitment, and Retention Among Nursing Faculty. Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Total costs: $297,746. Project dates: 12/2009-11/2011.
  • 2010 Principal Investigator, The New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium; Nursing Education Statewide Plan. Funded by New Mexico board of Nursing. Total costs: $40,000. Project dates: 1/2010-6/2010.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Giddens, J., (2017). Concepts for nursing practice, 2nd edition. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Giddens, J., Keller, T., & Liesveld, J. (2015). Answering the call for a bachelors-prepared nursing workforce: An innovative model for academic progression. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(6), 445-451.
  • Gorski, M., Gerardi T., Giddens, J., Meyer, D., & Peters-Lewis, A. (2015) Nursing education transformation.  Building an infrastructure for the future.  American Journal of Nursing, 115(4), 53-57.
  • Giddens, J., Caputi, L., Rodgers, B. (2015). Mastering concept-based teaching: A guide for nurse educators. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Giddens, J. (2015). Concept Based Curricula. In: G. Sherwood and S. Horton-Deutsch (Eds). Reflective Organizations: On the front lines of QSEN & reflective practice implementation. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Giddens, J. (2015). The innovation paradox. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(4), 271-72.
  • Gorski, M., Gerardi, T., Giddens, J., Meyer, D., & Peters-Lewis, A. (2015). Nursing education transformation. Building an infrastructure for the future. American Journal of Nursing, 115(4), 53-57.
  • Giddens, J., Lauzon-Clabo, L., Morton, P., Jeffries, P., McQuade-Jones, B., Ryan, S. (2014). Re-envisioning clinical education for nurse practitioner programs: Themes from a national leaders’ dialogue. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(3), 273-278.
  • Fiedler, R., Giddens, J., & North, S. (2014). Faculty experience of a technological innovation in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(6), 387-391.
  • Giddens, J. (2013). The Neighborhood (2nd Ed). Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson.
  • North, S. & Giddens, J. (2013). Lessons learned in multisite, nursing education research while studying a technology learning innovation. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(10), 567-573.
  • Fogg, L., Carson-Sabelli, K., Carlson, K., & Giddens, J. (2013). The perceived benefits of a virtual community: Effects of learning style, race, ethnicity, and frequency of use on nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(6), 390-394.
  • Wilson, S.F. & Giddens, J. (2013). Health assessment for nursing practice (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Giddens, J. (2012). Concepts for nursing practice. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Giddens, J., Wright, M. & Gray, I. (2012). Selecting concepts for a concept-based curriculum: Application of a benchmark approach. Journal of Nursing Education, 51 (9), 511-515.
  • Giddens, J., Hrabe, D., Carlson-Sabelli, L., Fogg, L., & North, S. (2012). The impact of a virtual community on student engagement and academic performance among baccalaureate nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(5), 284-290.
  • Giddens, J., North, S., Rogers, E., Carlson-Sabelli, L., & Fogg, L., (2012). Using a virtual community to enhance cultural awareness among nursing students. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(2), 198-204.
  • Gonzales, L. & Giddens, J. (2012). The use of innovative technologies as a strategy to ensure Hispanic nursing student success. In: Villarruel, A. (Ed). Hispanic Voices. New York: National League for Nurses.
  • Giddens, J. (2012). Health promotion. In. J. Giddens (Ed). Concepts for Nursing Practice. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Giddens, J. & Edds, K. (2012). Coping. In. J. Giddens (Ed). Concepts for Nursing Practice. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Giddens, J. & Scheller, J. (2012). Mobility. In. J. Giddens (Ed). Concepts for Nursing Practice. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Damron, B. & Giddens, J. (2012). Cellular regulation. In. J. Giddens (Ed). Concepts for Nursing Practice. St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Lauzon-Clabo, L., Giddens, J., Jeffires, P., McQuade-Jones, B. Morton, P. & Ryan, S. (2012). A perfect storm: A window of opportunity for revolution in nurse practitioner education. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(10), 539-541.
  • Giddens, J. (2012). The future of Nursing and implications for New Mexico nursing education. The New Mexico Nurse, 57(2), 5.
  • Shuster, G., Giddens, J. & Roehrig, N. (2011). Emotional connection and integration: Dominant themes among undergraduate nursing students using a virtual community. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(4), 222-5.
  • Carlson-Sabelli, L., Giddens, J., Fogg, L & Fiedler, R. (2011). Challenges and benefits of using a virtual community to explore nursing concepts among baccalaureate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1), Article 10.
  • Giddens, J. (2010). The concept-based curriculum. In L. Caputi (Ed). Teaching nursing: The art and science, (2e). Glen Ellyn, IL: College of DuPage Press.
  • Giddens, J., Fogg, L. & Carlson-Sabelli, L. (2010). Learning and engagement with a virtual community by undergraduate nursing students. Nursing Outlook 58, 261-267.
  • Giddens, J., Morton, N. (2010). Report card: An evaluation of a concept-based curriculum. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31, 372-377.
  • Giddens, J., Walsh, M. (2010). Collaborating across the pond: The diffusion of virtual communities for nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(8), 449-454.
  • Giddens, J., (2010). The immunity game: Conceptual learning through learner engagement. Journal of Nursing Education 49(7), 422-3.
  • Giddens, J., Shuster, G., & Roehrig, N. (2010). Early student outcomes associated with a virtual community for learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(6), 355-358.
  • Giddens, J. (2010). The admissions committee: Experiential learning in an online graduate nursing education course. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(3), 175-176.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Giddens, J., & Meyer, D. Pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing education through a community college-university partnership. AACN Webinar, October 13, 2015.
  • Giddens, J. The conceptual approach in nursing education: Toward a deeper understanding. New Mexico Action Coalition and the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium, August, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Panel Member. The emerging academic progression in nursing model. Meeting 3: Committee for assessing progress on implementing the recommendations of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading change, advancing health, July 2015, Washington, D.C. 
  • Giddens, J. Academic Progression in Nursing. Virginia Action Coalition. University of Richmond, May 19, 2015, Richmond, VA.
  • Giddens, J. Lessons in Leadership. AACN Graduate Nursing Student Academy Webinar Series. April 6, 2015. 
  • Giddens, J. Keynote Address, Integrating innovation in the conceptual approach. Georgia Association for Nursing Education, February 2015, Atlanta, GA.
  • Giddens, J., Meyer, D. Moving forward in academic progression: BSN foundational courses. Campaign for Action Webinar, November 7, 2014. 
  • Giddens, J. The conceptual approach h for nursing education: Why now? Pennsylvania League for Nurses, October 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Giddens, J. Conceptual Learning: What does it mean? CBC Symposium, July 2014, Bethesda, MD.
  • Brown-Wright, T., Giddens, J., Gotschalk, K., McDaniel, A., Morton, P., Trabert, D. Onboarding/Transitioning your new dean: What is it like and how do you do it? A guide for advancement professionals. AACN 2014 Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference, March 2014, Washington, D.C. 
  • Giddens, J. Developing a concept-based curriculum. AACN 2014 Faculty Development Webinar Series, February 2014.
  • Giddens, J. Building a concept-based curriculum. AACN 2013 Baccalaureate Meeting, November 2013, New Orleans, LA.
  • Giddens, J. Adopting the conceptual approach for nursing education. AACN 2013 Semiannual meeting, October 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Giddens, J. Academic Progression in Nursing: A national perspective. 5th Annual New Mexico Nurse Educators Conference, June 2013, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Giddens, J. The New Mexico Education Consortium: A project overview. KU-Community College Partnership Meeting, May 2013, Kansas City, KS.
  • Giddens, J. Welcome to my classroom. Exemplars in conceptual teaching. Kentucky League for Nursing Faculty Development Conference, May 2013, Carrollsville, KY.
  • Giddens, J. Introduction to the Conceptual Approach for Teaching and Learning. Kentucky League Nursing Faculty Development Conference, May 2013.
  • Giddens, J. & Bruce, N. New Mexico Academic Progression in Nursing. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Meeting of Community College Presidents, April 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • Giddens, J. Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum for Interprofessional Education. 31st Annual Rutgers Interprofessional International Technology Conference, April 2013, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Giddens, J. The Conceptual Approach in Nursing Education: Lessons Learned. 24th Annual Nursing Research Symposium: Living Nursing Scholarship: research, Theory, and Practice, South Dakota State College of Nursing, March 2013, Bookings, SD.
  • Giddens, J. From Seed to Flower: Building a Scholarship Trajectory. Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, Phi and Zeta Zeta Chapters, March 2013, Bookings, SD.
  • Giddens, J. Teaching Concepts, Not Content. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference, February 2013, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Giddens, J. Concept-Based Curriculum and Conceptual Learning: Lessons Learned. Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum Conference. University of Kansas, October 2012, Kansas City, KS.
  • Giddens, J. Overview of conceptual learning. 4th Annual NM Nursing Faculty Conference. Best Practices in Conceptual Teaching, June 2012, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Giddens, J. From theory to practice: Interprofessional education for the health sciences. Conceptual teaching and learning for nursing education. St. Anselm College, 20th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, May 2012, Hyannis, MA
  • Giddens, J. Conceptual teaching and learning for nursing education. St. Anselm College, 20th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, May 2012, Hyannis, MA
  • Giddens, J. The transformation of nursing education. Distinguished Scholar Forum. University of Calgary, March 2012, Calgary, AB.
  • Giddens, J. The conceptual approach in nursing education: Applications for curriculum and teaching. Scholars in the Faculty Preparation Program. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NJNI Collaborative Learning Community, April 2012, Princeton, NJ.
  • Giddens, J. Facilitating conceptual learning. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference, February, 2012, Atlanta, GA.
  • Giddens, J. Concept-based curriculum for Nursing Education. Elsevier/Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, January 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Panel member. Western Region Webinar on Educational Progress in Nursing. New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium, June 2011.
  • Giddens, J. Concepts-based curriculum. Department of Nursing, St. Anselm College, May 2011, Manchester, NH.
  • Giddens, J. Concept-based curriculum and conceptual teaching. Florida Center of Nurse Educators and Florida Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Annual Meeting, March 2011, Fort Pierce, FL.
  • Giddens, J. Concept-based teaching strategies for student-centered learning. Missouri League for Nursing, February 2011, St. Louis, MO.
  • Giddens, J. Assessing student learning. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference, February 2011, Austin, TX.
  • Yedida, M., Giddens, J. The effectiveness of interventions addressing the nurse faculty shortage. National League for Nursing Education Summit, September 2011, Orlando, FL. 
  • Giddens, J., Thompson, S., Johnson, J. Developing, implementing, and evaluating a concept-based curriculum. National League for Nursing Education Summit, September 2011, Orlando, FL.
  • Giddens, J., North, S., Rogers, E., Fogg, L., Carlson-Sabelli, L. Enhancement of cultural awareness with a virtual community. Western Institute of Nursing, April 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Hrabe, D., Giddens, J., Carlson-Sabelli, L. A study of a virtual community’s impact on BSN student engagement. Western Institute of Nursing, April 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Giddens, J. Conceptual teaching. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 2010, Orlando, FL.
  • Giddens, J. Understanding the academic environment. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference: Thriving as a Nurse Educator, February 2010, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Giddens, J. Maximizing online learning: Taking it to the next level. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference: Thriving as a Nurse Educator, February 2010, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Giddens, J., Fogg, L. & Carlson-Sabelli. Benefits & engagement with a virtual community among underrepresented minority students. The Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Sciences (GANES), December 2010, Washington, D.C .
  • Giddens, J., Fogg, L. & Carlson-Sabelli. Perceived benefits among students using a virtual community for learning 21st International Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, July 2010, Orlando, FL. 
  • Walsh, M., Giddens, J. & Soeren, M. Using virtual communities to promote intra-professional education. A North American/British cooperative venture. ATBH International Inter-professional Conference, April 2010, Sydney, Australia.
  • Giddens, J., Brady, & Elgie, R. Concept synthesis: An exemplar of integrative learning for undergraduate students. RJWF Conference on Enhancing Nursing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting. What Do We Know, and How Do We Move Forward?, October 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • Giddens, J., Fogg, L., & Carlson-Sabelli, L. Perceived Benefits of a Virtual Community Among Nursing Students. State of the Science Congress; CANS, September 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • Giddens, J. & Shuster, G. Emotional connection and integration: dominant themes among undergraduate nursing students using a virtual community. Western Institute of Nursing Meeting, April 2010, Phoenix, AZ.

 

 

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