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Professional Preparation

    • 1997 BSN Texas Christian University (TCU)
    • 2011 MSN - Nursing Education Texas Tech University
    • 1991 MA in Clinical PsychologyHouston Baptist University
    • 1989 Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Experimental Psychology (English),  Texas Christan University
    • 2017 Ph.D. in NursingUniversity of Texas at Arlington


  • Membership
    • July 2017 to Present Sigma Theta Tau
    • Oct 2012 to Present National League of Nursing
  • Membership
    • Jan 2003 to Present American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Membership
    • Jan 2007 to Present Association of Nursing Professional Development

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2017 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by UT Arlington, Office of the Provost
    • Apr  2017 College of Nursing and Health Innovation Award for Teaching sponsored by College of Nursing and Health InnovationOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Other Activities

    • Licenses/Certifications
      • Jan 2016 Certified Nurse Educator
      • Licenses/Certifications
        • Nov 2009 Nursing Professional Developer - Board Certified (RN-BC)
        • Licenses/Certifications
          • Sept 2003 Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
          • Licenses/Certifications
            • Feb 1998 Registered Nurse (RN)
            • Licenses/Certifications
              • Oct 1992 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Research and Expertise

  • New graduate nurses and their first year of practice

    I have previous employment experience in this research area.

  • Critical care / cardiovascular

    I have previous employment experience in this research area.

  • Nursing education / staff development

    I have previous employment experience in this research area.

  • Life transitions

    I am applying theory and research in this area to my current research interests.


      Journal Article 2015
      • *Urban, R. W., Mumba, M., Martin, S. D., Glowicz., J., & Cipher, D. Modified early warning system as a predictor for hospital admissions and previous visits in emergency departments.  Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 37(4), 281-289. doi:10.1097/TME.0000000000000076

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]


    • October  2017
      Developing Modified Early Warning System Scores From the 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
      A 20-minute podium presentation given in conjunction with Mercy Mumba, PhD, about using triage scores to create a modified early warning score and how this score can also be used to predict hospital admissions and / or return to the ED after being dismissed from the ED.
    • March  2015

      A one-hour hands-on presentation on the use of Quizlet in the classroom.  Presented to nursing faculty within a professional development workshop in March, 2015.


  • 2016
    • Aug 2016 to May 2017 Learning Analytics Professional Learning Committee (2016-2017)

      Participants selected for the Learning Analytics PLC program will work together in an interdisciplinary collegial setting. The goal is to explore and implement strategies and activities that promote student engagement, particularly through the use of data-focused digital teaching and learning. Participants will plan, execute, and report on projects (individual or group) to promote intellectual and social engagement for students. At the end of the spring semester, PLC participants will then work to publish their findings in either the UTA Library Research Commons or the upcoming MavOpenPress journal.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Regina Urban
  • 2015
    • Sept 2015 to May 2016 Blended Learning Professional Learning Committee (2015-2016)

      Description: Blended Learning is typically understood to be learning in which part of the face to face instruction is replaced by online learning. It goes by many other names – hybrid courses, mixed mode learning – but the idea is the digital technology replaces or enhances some face-to-face time. That’s nice, but what does that mean? Why would I want to move anything online? What should I move online? How do I do it? This PLC explores Blended Learning, focusing on questions of course design and available digital tools for creating engaging learning opportunities. Coordinated by Nakia Pope and facilitated by the LINK Lab in Digital Teaching and Learning and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

      Role: Other PI:

Students Supervised

  • Undergraduate Honor's Thesis
    • Nov 2015

      Jude's Honor College Thesis is titled: School Stress and Other Contributing Factors of Obesity in Nurses and was presented on November 20, 2015.



Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • Jan 2003 to  Jan 2006 Treasurer

      Treasurer, Greater Fort Worth Chapter American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Service to the University

  • Volunteered
    • May 2015 to  May 2015 Scoring for the First Year Writing Program

      First Year Writing Program and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting.  Spent 8 hours applying a pre-determined written communication rubric to samples of lower-division student writing. 

    • Nov 2014 to  Present Professional Development Committee

      Member, Professional Development Committee in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

    • Dec 2014 to  Dec 2014 Scoring Tennessee Tech Critical Thinking Assessment Test

      Spent 8 hours scoring student responses on the Tennessee Tech Crititcal Thinking Assessment Test in December, 2014.

    • Dec 2015 to  Dec 2015 Ceremony of Pinning Announcer, RN-BSN Pinning Ceremony

      Announced student names and short biography for RN-BSN program pinning ceremony.

    • June 2016 to  June 2016 Scoring Tennessee Tech Critical Thinking Assessment Test

      A one day event where I worked with a group of faculty to score the Tennessee Tech Critical Thinking Assessment Test.

  • Appointed
    • May 2015 to  May 2015 Keynote Speaker for RN-BSN Pinning Ceremony

      Keynote Speaker for RN-BSN Pinning Ceremony, May 2015.

  • Elected
    • Dec 2016 to  Dec 2016 Keynote Speaker BSN Pinning Ceremony December 2016

      Keynote Speaker for on campus BSN Pinning Ceremony, December 2016.