Theresa Wright, RN, DNP, CCRC
Associate Professor
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
 
  • Obesity prevention and health promotion in college settings
  • Improving college student success and retention
  • Quality Improvement in health care systems

Education
 
  • DNP, University of South Alabama (Nursing), 2009
  • MS, University of South Alabama (Nursing), 1990
  • BS, University of South Alabama (Nursing), 1982

Specialized Training

  • Certification, Association for Clinical Research Professionals, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, 2000

Selected Publications
 
  • Swanzy, D. Bydalek, K., Wright, T. Moore, L. (2017) A Simulated Communication Enhancement Experience for Nursing Students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing (submitted).
  • Goode, S., Beshears, J., Goode, R., Wright, T., King, A., Crist, B. (2017) Putting the Brakes on Breaks: Osteoporosis Screening and Fracture Prevention. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation (accepted for publication).
  • Rudd, A., Estes, J., Pruitt, B. & Wright, T. (2015). Interprofessional Simulation-Based Education Enhances Student Knowledge of Health Professional Roles and Care of Patients with Tracheostomies and Passy-Muir Valves. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice,5 (6), 123-128.
  • Wright, T.F. & Swanzy, D.M. (2011). A pathophysiology bank: Investing in nursing education. Nurse Educator, 36, 142-143.

Ongoing Research Support
 
  • Wright, T., Lynch, C., Swanzy, D. & Jordan, K. (2017). Integrating clinical situations to improve students’ attitudes toward the elderly population and identification of common healthcare needs of a vulnerable population. Funded by TeamUSA at $1,980. Role: Principal Investigator.
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Teaching
 

Doctoral Courses

  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • Organizational Systems Analysis, Leadership and Change
  • Translating Evidence into Practice
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Honors and Awards
 
  • Team USA, University of South Alabama, Recognition for Outstanding Achievements in Team-Based Learning as QEP Pedagogical Scholar, May 2016
  • Team USA, University of South Alabama, Recognition for Outstanding Achievements in Team-Based Learning as QEP Pedagogical Scholar, April 2016
  • The Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board “Top Prof”, 2015
    College of Nursing Excellence in Teaching, 2015