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Dr. Patricia E Thomas

Name

[Thomas, Dr. Patricia E]
  • Clinical Associate Professor

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 PhD University of Texas at Arlington
    • 1991 MSN Vanderbilt University
    • 1988 BSN University of Memphis

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2012 to Present National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
    • Jan 1992 to Present National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
    • May 1988 to Present Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society

News Articles

Publications

      Journal Article 2016
      • LeFlore, JL, & Thomas, PE. (2016). Educational changes to support advanced practice nursing education. J Perinat Neonat Nurs, 30(3), 187-190

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • LeFlore, J.L., Sansoucie, D., Cason, C.L., Aaron, A., Thomas, P.E., & Anderson, M. (2014). Remote-controlled distance simulation assessing neonatal provider competence: A feasibility study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10, 419-424. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.04.004

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Thomas, P.E., & LeFlore, J. (2013). Extubation success in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with bilevel nasal continuous positive airway pressure versus nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 27(4), 328-334. doi:10.1097/JPN.0b013e3182a983f0

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • LeFlore, Judy L.; Anderson, Mindi; Zielke, Marjorie A.; Nelson, Kristine A.; Thomas, Patricia E.; Hardee, Gary; John, Lauri D. (2012). Can a Virtual Patient Trainer Teach Student Nurses How to Save Lives—Teaching Nursing Students About Pediatric Respiratory Diseases. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 7(1), 10-17.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Thomas, P. E. (2011). Do racial disparities persist in infant mortality from respiratory distress syndrome? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(1), 47-51.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • LeFlore, J. L., Thomas, P. E., Zielke, M., Buus-Frank, M. E., McFadden, B. E., & Sansoucie, D. A. (2011). Educating neonatal nurse practitioners in the 21st century. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 25(2), 200-205.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • Thomas, P. E. (2005). Point-of-care testing:  All good? Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24(1), 63-64.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • Thomas, P. E. (2004). Toy or Tool of the Trade? Part II. Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23(1), 49-53.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2004
      • Thomas, P. E. (2004). What’s the latest on carbon dioxide monitoring? Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23(4), 70-72.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2004
      • Thomas, P. E. (2004). Patient-triggered ventilation:  How does the trigger work? Neonatal Network:  The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23(6), 65-67.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • June  2014
      Using technology to enhance interprofessional education for graduate nurse practitioner and social work students.

      A presentation of work from the Interpofessional Education project with graduate nursing and social work students.

    • April  2013

      Extubation success in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with bilevel nasal continuous positive airway pressure versus nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation

      Poster

    • April  2013

      Revolutionizing nurse practitioner education

    • April  2013

      MOOCs: Accessible education for all or questionable teaching on a massive scale?

    • February  2013

      NursingAP: Neonatal nurse practitioner program

  • Past
    •  
      Interactive Virtual Ventilator
      Can a complex interactive virtual ventilator help to save babies lives: An educational innovation for neonatal nurse practitioner students. Poster presented at the Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.
  • Past
    •  
      Simulation

      Sim USA Goes Live: Testing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Scenarios. (2011, June). Presented at the Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.

  • Past
    •  
      Simulation
      Sim-Center USA: An Immersion Learning Experience. (2011, June). Presented at the Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Oct 2014 to Present The Challenging Parent: Nurses' Experiences with Incivility in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. sponsored by  - $1500
    • Sept 2012 to Aug 2015 Interprofessional education sponsored by  - $862532

Courses

      • NURS 5537-010 NEONATAL NURSING II

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Focus on the following systems: pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, hematologic, and metabolic/endocrine.

      • NURS 5537-011 NEONATAL NURSING II

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Focus on the following systems: pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, hematologic, and metabolic/endocrine.

      • NURS 5450-010 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. 

      • NURS 5450-011 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. 

      • NURS 5631-010 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

      • NURS 5631-011 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

      • NURS 5632-010 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

      • NURS 5631-010 ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5631-011 ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5450-010 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5450-011 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5204-010 Neonatal Nursing I

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5204-011 Neonatal Nursing I

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5447-010 Neonatal Nursing III

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and neurologic. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5447-011 Neonatal Nursing III

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and neurologic. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5450-010 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5631-010 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5631-011 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5632-010 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5204-010 Neonatal Nursing I

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5367-010 Evidence-Based Practice

        This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5204-011 Neonatal Nursing I

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5367-011 Evidence-Based Practice

        This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5447-002 NEONATAL NURSING III

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and neurologic. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5631-016 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5366-007 PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN NURSING

        Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5447-001 NEONATAL NURSING III

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and neurologic. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5631-015 Advanced Clinical Nursing Practicum

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5366-006 PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN NURSING

        Integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5537-001 NEONATAL NURSING II

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Systems include respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal/GU, GI, and metabolic/endocrine.

      • NURS 5537-002 NEONATAL NURSING II

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, and pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Systems include respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal/GU, GI, and metabolic/endocrine.

      • NURS 5450-001 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.  

      • NURS 5450-002 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.  

      • NURS 5631-013 ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. 

      • NURS 5204-001 NEONATAL NURSING I

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5204-002 NEONATAL NURSING I

        Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5316-001 Advanced Health Assessment in Nursing Practice

        Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan for NNP students.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5316-003 Advanced Health Assessment in Nursing Practice

        Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan for NNP students.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5331-004 ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM

        Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5367-004 Evidence-Based Practice

        This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5367-005 Evidence-Based Practice

        This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5450-001 NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE

        Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advance nursing practice. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 5327-001 ANALYSIS OF THEORIES FOR NURSING
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5328-006 Theory and Research Application in Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5539-001 Advanced Neonatal Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5328-001 Theory and Research Application in Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NURS 5328-002 Theory and Research Application in Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NURS 5328-002 Theory and Research Application in Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NURS 5327-004 Analysis of Theories for Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NURS 5327-004 Analysis of Theories for Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NURS 5327-002 Analysis of Theories in Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • May 1994 to  Present Regional Trainer Neonatal Resuscitation Program

      Teaching neonatal resuscitation to healthcare providers in the community.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • June 2012 to  Oct 2013 National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

      Task force on Education/Curriculm Standards

    • Oct 2013 to  Present National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

      Member Nominations Committee

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2012 to  Present Reviewer for Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing

      Review manuscripts submitted for publication.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2012 to  May 2013 Professional Learning Community: Technology for Engagement and Retention

      Representative for College of Nursing

  • Elected
    • Aug 2013 to  Present Committee on Rules and Elections

      Member

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2012 to  Present Mentor to PhD Students

      College of Nursing