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Heidi Taylor

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Heidi Taylor

Dean of the School of Health Professions

Education

  • Ph.D. in Nursing, 1997, Texas Woman’s University
  • M.S. in Nursing, 1988, Texas Woman’s University
  • B.S.N., 1982, West Texas A&M University

Professional Accolades

As a registered nurse for 34 years, Dr. Taylor has served in diverse healthcare and academic roles. Dr. Taylor started her nursing career as a nurse’s aide and has worked as a pediatric staff nurse and hospital clinical director. The majority of her career has been in academia where she has served as a faculty member, department head, dean and associate vice president of learning assessment

Dr. Taylor was honored as one of the top 100 graduates of Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing during the university’s 100 year anniversary, and was selected as a Texas Panhandle Nursing Hall of Fame honoree. She was appointed to serve on the Task Force that developed “The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006)."

She was a part of the Texas DNP Task Force, a small group of nursing education leaders who stewarded the initiation of DNP education in Texas. An expert in nursing program accreditation, she served as a member and co-chair of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards Committee. She is an experienced accreditation on-site evaluator and team leader and frequently consults with nursing programs preparing for CCNE accreditation experiences.

She is also the owner of WholeNurse Coaching and Consulting, a private nursing practice focused on helping people tap into their inner wisdom for life decisions and health improvement. As a board certified nurse coach and holistic nurse, Dr. Taylor is committed to helping people develop serenity as an important life skill.

Courses Taught

  • FNP 8322 Introduction to the arts and science of nurse coaching
Publications
  • Bartlett, M., Taylor, H., and Nelson, D. (2016). Comparison of mental health characteristics and stress between baccalaureate nursing students and non-nursing students in a four-year university, Journal of Nursing Education55(2), 87-90.
  • Taylor, H., Loftin, C., & Reyes, H. (2014). First-Time NCLEX-RN Pass Rates: Measuring Quality or Something Else? Journal of Nursing Education, 53(6), 336-341.
  • Davis, L., Taylor, H., & Reyes, H. (2012). Lifelong Learning in Nursing: A Delphi Study. Nursing Education Today34(3), 441-445.
  • Taylor, H. & Reyes, H. (2012). Self-Efficacy and Resilience in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 9(1), 1-13.
  • Shum, S., Skarke, L., Robinson, R., Toland, P., & Taylor, H. (2000). Skin Cancer Prevention Practices Among Rural Texas Farm Workers. Texas Journal of Rural Health, 18(2), 45-52.
  • DNP Task Force, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2006). The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.
  • Taylor, H. & McGelligott, D. (2015). Nurse Coaching and Research. Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches to Health and Well-Being. (American Nurses Association Book of the Year)
  • Taylor, H. (1995). Toward a Theory of Viral Dormancy. Theory Construction and Testing.
  • Walker, C., Comley, A., Hodgson, C., Nick, J., & Taylor, H. (1995). Overview of Three Theory Construction Methods. Theory Construction and Testing.
  • Capt, R., Taylor, H., & Kelley, G. (2011). Beyond Data Collection and Reporting: Collaboration in Student Assessment Research. Cases on Institutional Research Systems (p. 19). IGI Global.

Monograph

  • DNP Task Force, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2006). The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Book Chapters

  • Capt, R., Taylor, H., & Kelley, G. (2011). Beyond Data Collection and Reporting: Collaboration in Student Assessment Research. Cases on Institutional Research Systems (p. 19). IGI Global.
  • Taylor, H. (2008). The Traditional Student. Mastering the Teaching Role: A Guide for Nurse Educators (p. 13). F.A. Davis.
Presentations

Referenced Presentations

  • Taylor, H. (2011). Destination Accreditation: Making Assessment Meaningful and Visible. Texas A&M University 11th Annual Assessment Conference, College Station, Texas.
  • Taylor, H. (2004, September). Explicating Self-Care Operations in Young Women’s Decisions about first Sexual Experiences. 8th World Congress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Ulm, Germany.
  • Taylor, H. (1997). Young Women’s First Sexual Experience: A Grounded Theory. International Women’s Health Congress, Saskatoon, Canada.
  • Taylor, H. (2012). Course-Embedded Assessment: Beginning With the End in Mind. Texas A&M University 12th Annual Assessment Conference, College Station, Texas.
  • Taylor, H. (2004, December). Chaos and Complexity in the Role of Department Chair. TAMUS Symposium, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Non-Referenced Presentations

  • Taylor, H. (2015). CCNE Self-Study Workshop. CCNE Workshop in Writing Self-Studies, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2015). Taming the Information Monster. AACN Faculty Development Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Taylor, H. (2015). Be Well, Teach Well, Learn Well. AACN Webinar, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2015). Health, Wellness, and Stress Management: Relaxation Techniques as Forms of Self-Care. 6th annual Social Justice Leadership Conference, Canyon, Texas.
  • Taylor, H. (2014). Restoring the Heart for Service. Council of Nurse Educators in Washington State, Semi-annual Meeting, Spokane, Washington.
  • Taylor, H. (2014). Excellence in Nursing Curricula. Curriculum Retreat, Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent, Ohio.
  • Taylor, H. (2014). CCNE Workshop on Writing Self-Studies. CCNE Workshop in Writing Self-Studies, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2014). Taming the Information Monster. AACN Faculty Development Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). The “A” Word: Moving From Assessment to Aha! Olympic college Assessment Workshop, Bremerton, Washington.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). CCNE Workshop on Writing Self-Studies. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). CCNE Forum on Accreditation Standards. AACN Doctoral Education Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). Assessing Student Learning: Using Innovative Approaches. AACN Faculty Development Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). CCNE Revised Standards Webinar for Chef Nurse Administrators, Faculty, and Other Constituents. CCNE Webinar Series for 2013 Revised Standards, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). CCNE Evaluator Training Part 1: Revised CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013). CCNE Webinar Series for 2013 Revised Standards, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). CCNE Forum on Accreditation Standards. AACN Master’s Education Conference in Nursing Education, Orlando, Florida.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). CCNE Team Leader Training. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2013). Evaluator Training Part 2: Revised CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013). CCNE Webinar Series for 2013 Revised Standards, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Taylor, H. & Davis, L. (2013), Introduction to Integrative Nurse Coaching, All-day retreat.  Amarillo, TX
  • Taylor, H. (2012). Innovations in Assessment and Accountability in Educational Programs and Other Health Professions. Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Taylor, H. (2012). CCNE Forum on Accreditation Standards. AACN Spring Annual Meeting, w, District of Columbia.
  • Taylor, H. (2012). CCNE Forum on Accreditation Standards. AACN Master’s Education Conference in Nursing Education, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Taylor, H. (2011). Beginning with the End in Mind: the Importance of Outcomes to Baccalaureate Nursing Education. AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Taylor, H., Collins, M., & Planchok, N. (2011). The On-Site Evaluation: Why Am I Here? CCNE Webinar Series for Team Leader Training, Washington, District of Columbia.