who we are

The objectives of our center

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 Aging Services and 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 Aging Services and 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.)

White Papers and Special Projects

The Center also works with our advisory board and the TX Health and Human Services Commission Quality Monitoring Program to provide policy recommendations aimed at improving quality in nursing homes.
https://www.utlongtermcarenurse.com/about/white-papers/


Faculty

Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, R.N., FAAN, FGSA       Director of Center for Excellence in Aging Services & Long Term Care
Dr. Harrison’s research interests include the intersection between age related change and functional
Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, R.N., FAAN, FGSA Director of Center for Excellence in Aging Services & Long Term Care
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
Ronnie Walker, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Veronica Garcia Walker’s work in the area of psychiatric mental health with children
Ronnie Walker, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Cara C. Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Dr. Young received her MSN as an FNP and PhD from Vanderbilt University.
Cara C. Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C
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
Jung Kwak, PhD
Dr. Kwak received her Ph.D. in Aging Studies from the University of South
Jung Kwak, PhD
Leigh Goldstein, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC
Dr. Goldstein is the Director of the Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress Center
Leigh Goldstein, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC
Karen Fingerman, PhD
Dr. Fingerman is a Professor of Human Development & Family Sciences at UT
Karen Fingerman, PhD
Meredith L. Stensland, PhD, LMSW
Dr. Stensland is a gerontological social worker with training in both practice and
Meredith L. Stensland, PhD, LMSW
Carol Gaskamp PhD, RN, PHNA-BC
Dr. Carol Gaskamp is a Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate
Carol Gaskamp PhD, RN, PHNA-BC

 


Advisory Panel

Janiece L. Taylor, Ph.D., RN
Janiece L. Taylor, Ph.D., RN  is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins
Janiece L. Taylor, Ph.D., RN
Nina Almasy, MSN, RN
Since 2003, Nina Almasy has served on the faculty at Austin Community College
Nina Almasy, MSN, RN
Susana Baumann, MPH, CIC
Susana Baumann is a Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Epidemiologist for the Texas Department of
Susana Baumann, MPH, CIC
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
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 the
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
Michael Fischer, M.D., MPH & TM
Michael Fischer has worked for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for
Michael Fischer, M.D., MPH & TM
Patrina Fowler, JD, MPH, RN
Patrina Fowler serves as chief executive officer (CEO) of Aetna Better Health of
Patrina Fowler, JD, MPH, RN
J Taylor Harden, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
J Taylor Harden is executive director of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological
J Taylor Harden, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Annette Juba, LCSW
Annette Gracy Juba is a clinical social worker in Austin, TX, and earned
Annette Juba, LCSW
Ronna R. Keagle, PT, DPT
Ronna Keagle developed her passion for promoting exercise and activity while teaching exercise
Ronna R. Keagle, PT, DPT
Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Dr. Ellen Martin has been a nurse for 30 years and with over
Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ
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
Amy Sharp, PhD
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
Bo Xie, PhD
Dr. Xie received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Bo Xie, PhD