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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

PhD, Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2014. Dissertation Title: Lived Experience of the Warrior Nurse as an Advisor

MSN, Advanced Practice Women's Health Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2005. Dissertation Title: Breastfeeding Satisfaction and Transition Difficulty in Military Mothers of Normal Newborn Infants

BS, Nursing, University of Central Oklahoma, 1993

APRN-CNP License, Oklahoma Board of Nursing

RN License, Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation.

Inpatient Obstetric Nurse, National Certification Corporation

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Articles

Tow, J., Hudson, D. B. (2016). Lived Experience of the Warrior Nurse as an Advisor. Military Medicine, 181(4), 328-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-14-00715

Schoening, A. M., Selde, M. S., Goodman, J. T., Tow, J., Selig, C. L., Wichman, C., Cosimano, A., Galt, K. A. (2015). Implementing Collaborative Learning in Prelicensure Nursing Curricula. Nurse Educator, 40(4), 183-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/nne.0000000000000150

 

Presentations Given

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Miller, R. (Presenter & Author), International conference on Nursing Science & Practice, "What is the experience of babywearing a NICU graduate?," United Scientific Group, London, UK. (August 7, 2018).

Tow, J., Monthly Clinic Staff Meeting, "Estrogen & Progesterone: Female Physiologic Effects," Oklahoma City County Health Department, Oklahoma City, OK. (February 23, 2018).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Schoening, A. M. (Presenter & Author), Selde, S. (Presenter & Author), Selig, C. (Presenter & Author), Goodman, J. (Presenter & Author), Cosimano, A. (Presenter & Author), Wichman, C. (Author Only), Annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning, "More than just a game: The ups and downs of implementing collaborative learning," Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan. (May 14, 2014).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Pediatric Nurse Pracitioners, "Adolescent STI's: Pharmacologic Treatment Considerations," Omaha, NE. (February 15, 2014).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Nebraska Section Fall Conference, "Nebraska AWHONN Members Abroad: Panel Discussion," Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, Omaha, NE. (October 18, 2012).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Iota Chau Chapter, "Experiencing Afghanistan: Nursing in a Different Place," Sigma Theta Tau, Omaha, NE. (July 2012).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Nebraska Section Spring Conference, "Stressors of women in the combat zone," Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, Omaha, NE. (April 15, 2008).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Second National Conference of State Breastfeeding Coalitions, Arlington, VA. (January 2008).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Schoening, A. (Presenter & Author), 2007 Annual Convention, "The SBAR communication method in the obstetrical simulation environment for nursing student instruction," Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, Orlando, FL. (2007).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Breastfeeding Coalition of the Uniformed Services Meeting, "Influencing the Air Force culture to facilitate the choice to breastfeed.," Association of the Military Surgeons of the Uniformed Services, San Antonio, TX. (2006).

Tow, J. C. (Presenter & Author), Nohr, H. (Presenter & Author), 111th Annual Meeting, Karen A. Reider Nursing Research Poster Session, "Breastfeeding satisfaction and transition difficulty in military mothers of normal newborn infants.," Association of the Military Surgeons of the Uniformed Services, Nashville, TN. (2005).

Classes Taught

University of Central Oklahoma

NURS 3314, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 6 courses.

NURS 4722, Pharmacology II, 1 course.

NURS 4910, Advanced Pathophysiology, 3 courses.

NURS 5113, Advanced Pathophysiology, 4 courses.

NURS 5423, Curriculum Dev: Nursing, 1 course.

NURS 5613, Tests and Evaluation Proc, 1 course.

NURS 5623, Educational Strategies Prac, 1 course.

 

    Creighton University

2013:

NUR 289 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 252 Human Pathophysiology, reproductive alterations didactic content delivery/testing (2hrs)

NUR 290 Care Management, sexuality/childbearing/perinatal complications didactic delivery/testing (8hrs)

NUR 341 Nursing Management of Pharmacotherapy, women’s health didactic delivery/testing (1.5hrs)

NUR 371 Care Management, female reproductive problems didactic content delivery/testing (2hrs)

NUR 390 Care Management, female reproductive problems didactic content delivery/testing (2hrs)

NUR 481 Senior Seminar in Professional Nursing, faculty grader

NUR 482 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor, simulated clinical experience faculty facilitator

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Contributions: Directed new simulation scenario for senior student skill evaluation; Initiated/led disaster scenario lab instruction pilot project; High risk perinatal graduate certificate program preparations initiated.

 

2012:

NUR 225 Health Assessment, newborn didactic content (2hrs)

NUR 226 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 290 Care Management, sexuality/childbearing/perinatal complications didactic delivery/testing (8hrs)

NUR 291 Care Practicum, childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical experience faculty facilitator

NUR 372 Care Practicum II, high risk childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical faculty facilitator

NUR 390 Care Management, female reproductive problems didactic content delivery/testing (2hrs)

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Contributions: Additional childbearing clinical site garnered, collaborative-learning didactic project work

 

2011:

NUR116 Opportunities in Professional Nursing, didactic content delivery

NUR 225 Health Assessment, newborn didactic content (2hrs)

NUR 226 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 352 Care Practicum I, childbearing clinical instructor

NUR 290 Care Management, sexuality/childbearing/perinatal complications didactic delivery/testing (8hrs)

NUR 291 Care Practicum, childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical experience faculty facilitator

Contributions: Childbearing simulations revision, collaborative-learning didactic project work

 

2010:

RSP 102 Ratio Studiorum Faculty Preceptor

NUR 225 Health Assessment, newborn didactic content (2hrs)

NUR 226 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 290 Care Management, sexuality/childbearing/perinatal complications didactic delivery/testing (8hrs)

NUR 291 Care Practicum, childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical experience faculty facilitator

NUR 341 Nursing Management of Pharmacotherapy, women’s health didactic delivery/testing (1hr)

NUR 390 Care Management, female reproductive problems didactic content delivery/testing (1.5hrs)

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Contributions: Freshman book selection/website development oversight

 

2009:

NUR 225 Health Assessment, newborn didactic content (2hrs)

NUR 226 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 290 Care Management, sexuality/childbearing/perinatal complications didactic delivery/testing (8hrs)

NUR 291 Care Practicum, childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical experience faculty facilitator

NUR 341 Nursing Management of Pharmacotherapy, women’s health didactic delivery/testing (1hr)

NUR 390 Care Management, female reproductive problems didactic content delivery/testing

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Contributions: Perinatal stress pilot study co-investigator

 

2008:

NUR 225 Health Assessment, newborn didactic content (2hrs)

NUR 226 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 290 Care Management, childbearing and perinatal complications didactic delivery/testing (7hrs)

NUR 291 Care Practicum, childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical experience faculty facilitator

NUR 341 Nursing Management of Pharmacotherapy, women’s health didactic delivery/testing (1hr)

NUR 390 Care Management, female reproductive problems didactic content delivery/testing (1.5hrs)

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Contributions: Leveled reproductive/childbearing content across NUR courses; moved newborn assessment content from 290/351 to 225.

 

2007:

NUR 226 Health Assessment Practicum, lab instruction

NUR 351 Care Management, childbearing didactic content delivery/testing (4hrs)

NUR 352 Care Practicum I, childbearing clinical instructor

NUR 371 Care Management, perinatal complications didactic content delivery/testing (4hrs)

NUR 372 Care Practicum II, high risk childbearing clinical instructor, simulated clinical faculty facilitator

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Contributions: Revised childbearing patient assessments forms; developed childbearing simulation scenario paperwork; SBAR communication instruction in simulation project started; DNP proposal task force member

 

2006:

NUR 351 Care Management, childbearing didactic content delivery/testing (4hrs)

NUR 352 Care Practicum I, childbearing clinical instructor

NUR 371 Care Management, perinatal complications didactic content delivery/testing (4hrs)

NUR 372 Care Practicum II, high risk childbearing clinical instructor

NUR 497 Care Management, community health clinical instructor

NUR 498 Senior Preceptorship, faculty advisor

Experience

Academic

Associate Professor, University of Central Oklahoma. (August 2015 - Present).

Volunteer Adjunct Faculty, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences. (January 2015 - Present).

Assistant Professor, Creighton University. (January 2008 - December 2014).

Instructor, Creighton University. (January 2006 - January 2008).

Military

Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Air National Guard. (April 2008 - February 2015).

Chief Advisor, Afghanistan National Security Forces Nursing Program. (March 2011 - October 2011).

Major, Nurse Practitioner, US Air Force Reserve. (January 2006 - April 2008).

Captain, Clinical OB Nurse, US Air Force. (January 1997 - January 2006).

1st Lieutenant, Clinical OB Nurse, US Army. (October 4, 1993 - December 1996).

Professional

Nurse Practitioner, LHI Services. (July 2018 - Present)

Nurse Practitioner, Oklahoma City County Health Department. (October 2015 - June 2018).

Nurse Practitioner, OU Physicians, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (January 2015 - August 2015).

Nurse Practitioner, Douglas County Health Department. (January 2008 - June 2009).

Birthplace staff nurse, Clarkson Hospital. (September 2001 - April 2002).

Phlebotomist/Quality Control Coordinator, Plasma Alliance. (November 1987 - September 1993).

Honors and Awards

Teaching Excellence, Classroom Instruction, Creighton University College of Nursing. (2014).

Teaching Excellence, Clinical Instruction, Creighton University College of Nursing. (2014).

 

Air Force Achievement Medal, U.S. Air Force. (2014).

Air Force Achievement Medal, U.S. Air Force. (2010).

Air Force Achievement Medal, U.S. Air Force. (2008).

Air Force Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force. (2005).

Air Force Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force. (1999).

Outstanding Leader, Nursing Service Management Course, U.S. Air Force. (1998).

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