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Ms Dolores Anne S Aguilar

Name

[Aguilar, Ms Dolores Anne S]
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Biography

Dolores is the Director of the MSN Nurse Educator Program and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She is the Occupational Health Nursing Consultant for the UTA Animal Research Program. She has serviced on two University committees: Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Standards which she was the Chair for several years. Dolores has served in a number of key positions within the College of Nursing: Director of the pre-licensure BSN program, Coordinator of the LEARN Accelerated BSN pre-licensure program, Coordinator of a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant (GROWN) with Texas Health Resources, an area partner hospital system, Chair of the Undergraduate Nursing Education Curriculum Committee. Dolores has been on faculty with a UTA since 1998.

Dolores presently teaches:

     - MSN: N-5309 Teaching and Learning Strategies and Evaluation On campus

     - AO MSN: N-5309 Teaching and Learning Strategies and Evaluation    

     - MSN: N-5361 Special Topics in Clinical Practice On-campus

     - AO MSN: N-5361 Special Topics in Clinical Practice

     - AO RN BSN N-4465 Vulnerable Populations across the Lifespan course.

     - AO BSN N-1300 Introduction to Professional Nursing.

Dolores began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse; she received a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dolores obtained a Master of Science in Public Health Nursing from the University of North Carolina. Dolores has a long history of Community/Public health work. She taught basic health care in Guatemala and Honduras, cultural immersion in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and has worked with migrant workers in North Carolina. Additionally, Dolores has worked in Healthcare Administration, Occupational Health, Coronary Intensive Care, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Professional Preparation

    • 1987 MS in Public and Occupational Health NursingUNC, Chapel Hill NC
    • 1983 BSN UNC-G, Greensboro, NC
    • 1978 LPN Wake Technical Insitute Raleigh, NC

Appointments

    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2012 Project CoordinatorGROWN grant
      Texas Health Resources
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2010 Project Coordinator, LEARN grant
      University of Texas at Arlington

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2009 Faulty Excellence sponsored by UTA Provost Office
      Description:

      Award by the UTA Provost for faculty excellence.

    • Mar  2007 Arlington Star-Telegram Service Learning Award sponsored by Arlington Star Telegram
      Description:

      Award for engaging in Service Learning activities with students.

Research and Expertise

  • Project Coordinator GROWN Grant

    2010 - 2012

  • Co-investigator: Relationships between Study Abroad Goals, Personal Adjustment, Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning (Cemanahua, Mexico)

    2009-2011

  • Primary Investigator: Relationships between Study Abroad Goals, Personal Adjustment, Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning for UTA Study Abroad Programs

     2009-2011

  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant for Nursing Education Performance

    Initiative Funded: $25,000. December 2010.

  • Primary Investigator: Clicker use in Freshman Intro to Professional Nursing

    2009-2010

  • Project Coordinator, LEARN THECB Grant

     2008-2010

Publications

      Book Review 2008
      • "2008." Review of Community Health Nursing, by Elderman., 2008.
        {Book Review} [Refereed/Juried]
      • 2008
        • Review of Community Health Nursing Promoting and Protecting the Public’s Health, 6th Edition., by Allender and Spradley., 2008.
          {Book Review} [Refereed/Juried]

          Compact Disc(CD) 2006
          • "CHF module." North Texas Consortium, 2006. CD.
            {Compact Disc(CD)} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • September  2011
      GROWN Faculty Immersion Course: Introducing Interested Nurses to the Role of Clinical Faculty (8 CEUs), Texas Health Resources, Arlington, Texas, December 2010, January 2011, and September 2011
    • July  2011
      Study Abroad: Goals, Knowledge Acquisition and Implications for Nursing Education in the new Millenium. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Cancun Mexico. July 10-15, 2011.
    • July  2010
      Relationships between Study Abroad Goals, Personal Adjustment, Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning (Cemanahua, Mexico), Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Orlando Florida. July 2010.
    • April  2009
      "Leveraging existing academic and healthcare resources to develop a 15 month Accelerated BSN program," 2nd Bi-annual Nursing Innovations Mosiac Conference, Lubbock Texas, April 3, 2009

    • February  2008
      Service Learning at it's Best, Focus on Faculty, UTA Library, February 27, 2008.
    • August  2006
      Tales from the Heart: the Building of a Heart Failure Module,North Texas Consortium of Schools of Nursing, Arlington, TX, August 17, 2006.
    • May  2006
      Immunization update for adults,DFW Occupatational Health Nursing Association, Dallas Texas, May 2006
    • August  2005
      Healthcare for lay persons, Honduras, August 2005.

Support & Funding

    • Jan 2010 to Present Coordinator sponsored by  - $25000
    • Jan 2007 to Present Service Learning Award sponsored by  - $1500

Other Research Activities

  • 2009
    • Support
      • Jan 2009 Faulty Excellence

        Provost

Courses

Service to the University

  • Elected
    • Aug 2000 to  July 2003 Association of Academic Directors and Chairs, 2000-2003.

      Member

    • Aug 2000 to  May 2015 Academic Standards Committee, Chair: 2011 - 2015, Member: 2000-2005, 2007-2011.

      Chair and Member

    • Aug 2002 to  Aug 2012 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member 2002-2004, 2007-2012

      Member

Other Service Activities

  • Service to the College
    • Aug 2013 Undergraduate Education Program Council (formerly: Committee on Undergraduate Education, Member, 1999-2001; Co-chair, 2001-2003; Chair: 2003-2004, 2007-2012; Past Chair: 2004-2005, 2012-2013; Chair elect: 2006 – 2007.
  • Service to the College
    • Aug 2013 Admissions Committee, Member, 2000-2014.
  • Graduate Education Program Council (GEPC)
    • Sep 2013 Member
  • Service to the College
    • Aug 2001 Student Affairs Committee, Member, 1998-2001.
    • Aug 2001 Scholarship Committee, Member 1998-2001, Chairperson 1999-2001.

Administrative Appointment

  • 2015
    • Oct 2015 to Present - Director MSN Nurse Educator Program, UTA CONHI

Other Administration Activities

  • 2000
    • Administrative Appointment
      • Aug 2000 Director BSN Program