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Virginia Ann Utterback, PhD, RN, CNE

Virginia Ann Utterback, PhD, RN, CNE

Assistant Dean for Distant Site Round Rock, Clinical Associate Professor

College of Nursing
3950 North A. W. Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX   78665

Phone: 512-341-4972
Fax: 512-341-4213

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University, 2010

Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Tech University, 1984

Master of Science, Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2004

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, 1979

Research Interests

  • Innovation in learning in the classroom and clinical settings
  • Innovation in curricula design and implementation
  • Innovation in assessment related to program evaluation
  • Educational Theory

Select Publications

  • Davenport, D. Utterback, V. A. (2011). Physics and flushes: The science supporting why we do what we do. Nursing 2011, 41(8), 65-66.
  • Decker, S., Utterback, V. A., Thomas, M. B., Mitchell, M., & Sportsman, S. (2011). Assessing continued competence through simulation: A call for stringent action. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(2),120-125.
  • Utterback, V. A. (in press).  Minimizing the gap between expected and actualized learning outcomes: A curricular approach. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Utterback, V. A., Davenport, D. Gallegos, B., & Boyd, E. (2012). The critical difference assignment: An innovative instructional method. Journal of Nursing Education51(1), 42-45.

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator, 2010-Present
  • Certified Adult, Certified Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 2006-Present
  • Certified in Basic Mediation, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2006-Present

National Service/Recognition

  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring, TAMHSC, 2012
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Iota Chapter, Vice-President, 2011-2012
  • Perry School of Nursing Clinical Teaching Award Nominee, 2010
  • TNSA Best Lecturer Award, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, Hi-Plains Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association, 2007
  • Nominee for Texas Nurses Association, Nurse of the Year for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, 2006 & 2010
  • Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, 2004
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International – Iota Mu Chapter, 2003-Present
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