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The objective of our faculty is to create an educational platform for the delivery of geriatric and disability best practices to nurses of all licensure levels providing care in Texas. The educational content will be adapted to the level of licensure of the provider, including nurses’ aid, LVN, RN, and APN, as well as the physician and administrator.

In concordance with the UT School of Nursing, the Center for Excellence in LTC shares with The University of Texas as a whole a strong commitment to the following core concepts: Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, and Responsibility

According to Dean Stuifbergen (2016), The School of Nursing “strives for excellence in educational programs that position our graduates for leadership roles in health care settings of the future, able to adapt to and direct a rapidly changing health care environment.” It is our hope to bring that excellence to the professional providers in Texas through our partnership with the Health and Human Services Commission. Through our Center for Excellence in LTC, our students throughout the state will be bound, if not destined, to take a leadership role in the advancement of geriatric care in the state of Texas. UT geriatric-trained providers will leave our website knowing they must provide older Texans and Texans with disabilities care imbued with the highest standards of quality.

Services List

Provider Content

Our educational services are designed to improve the knowledge and skills professionals need to provide health care within long-term care facilities. This is done by using the latest technology in hybrid education integrated with the most common user-friendly platforms known for dissemination, by teaching the most up-to-date standards of geriatric care that should be offered in the nursing home setting, by offering sample processes that make education adaptable to practice, and, finally, by providing a geriatric network to meet current and future practice issues and demands. Our School of Nursing has been entrusted with planning, building, and launching one of the most important changes in education for providers of geriatric LTC in Texas. We will offer education to the following professions. (Click the profession listed to see what educational content is available to you at this time.)

 


Faculty

Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, R.N., FAAN, FGSA
Dr. Harrison’s research interests include the intersection between age related change and functional
Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, R.N., FAAN, FGSA
Carol L. Delville PhD., R.N., ACNS-BC
Dr. Delville is a PhD prepared ACNS-BC clinical faculty at The University of
Carol L. Delville PhD., R.N., ACNS-BC
Gendy Joiner-Rogers, PhD., R.N., ACNS
Dr. Joiner-Rogers has been an RN since 1975. She has worked in long-term
Gendy Joiner-Rogers, PhD., R.N., ACNS
Donna Rolin, PHD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Donna Rolin is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and the Director
Donna Rolin, PHD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Whitney Thurman, RN, MSN
Whitney Thurman has more than a decade of nursing experience primarily focused at
Whitney Thurman, RN, MSN
Sherry Reddick, EdM
Sherry Reddick provides administrative and technical assistance to the Center. Her background is
Sherry Reddick, EdM

 


Advisory Panel

Nina Almasy, MSN, RN
Since 2003, Nina Almasy has served on the faculty at Austin Community College
Nina Almasy, MSN, RN
Gloria Bean-Williams, RN, CDP
Gloria Bean-Williams began her career in long term care as an assistant director of
Gloria Bean-Williams, RN, CDP
Trey Berndt
Trey Berndt is a former Associate State Director for Advocacy with AARP in
Trey Berndt
Patty Bordie, MPA
Patty Bordie, MPA is the Director of the Area Agency on Aging of
Patty Bordie, MPA
Cody Campbell, LNFA
Cody Campbell started his career in Long Term Care in High School through
Cody Campbell, LNFA
Dorothy Crawford, CDP
Dorothy Crawford has been with the Texas Health Care Association since 1977 and
Dorothy Crawford, CDP
April Ernst, MSN, RN, CNE
April Ernst has more than 32 years experience as a nurse and nurse
April Ernst, MSN, RN, CNE
Patrina Fowler serves as chief executive officer (CEO) of Aetna Better Health of
Patrina Fowler, JD, MPH, RN
Robin Hayes was named senior vice president of clinical services for the veterans
Robin Hayes, RN
Annette Juba, LCSW
Annette Gracy Juba is a clinical social worker in Austin, TX, and earned
Annette Juba, LCSW
Joyce Lauck is a community leader and expert on aging issues in Texas,
Joyce Lauck
Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Dr. Ellen Martin has been a nurse for 30 years and with over
Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Jamie P. MacLean associated “of counsel” with Farrell & Pak in June 2014. Before
Jamie P. MacLean, JD
Alyse Meyer
Alyse Meyer has been with LeadingAge Texas since 2012. LeadingAge Texas represents not-for-profit
Alyse Meyer
Susan Purcell, BS, RN, CPHQ
Susan Purcell has 30-plus years of experience in clinical care and more than
Susan Purcell, BS, RN, CPHQ
Paula Requeijo, MD, CMD
Since 2004, she has practiced as a Hospitalist at St. Davids Hospitals and
Paula Requeijo, MD, CMD
Tiffany Ricks, PhD, RN
Dr. Ricks received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas at
Tiffany Ricks, PhD, RN
Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience in working with people who
Amy Sharp, PhD
Cherie Simpson, PhD, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC, PT
Cherie Simpson is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Holistic Adult Health and a graduate
Cherie Simpson, PhD, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC, PT
Shawn Tupy, MT, MBA
Shawn Tupy is certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as
Shawn Tupy, MT, MBA