Melinda Jones, JD, RN Department Chairperson - Undergraduate Non-Traditional Studies. Associate Professor

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Associate Professor

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Nursing 3601 4th St. Stop 6264 Lubbock, TX 79430-6264 Office Phone: (806) 743-2730 Fax: (806) 743-2792 E-Mail: melinda.mitchell.jones@ttuhsc.edu EDUCATION

Year Institution - City, State Degree/Major

2004 Texas Tech University School of Law Lubbock, Texas

JD

Doctor of Jurisprudence 1983 University of North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

MSN 1976 Baylor University

Dallas, Texas

BSN

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

2004 - Present Texas Law Licensure

1976 - Present Texas RN Licensure, Texas Board of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Year(s) Institution Position/Title

2010 - Present Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Lubbock, Texas

Experience Type: Academic -

Post-Secondary

Associate

Professor/Member of the Graduate Faculty

2010 - Present Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas

Experience Type: Professional

Department Chair for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Studies

2012 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Lubbock, TX

Experience Type: Academic -

Post-Secondary

Interim Department Chair - Traditional Undergraduate Program

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2008 - 2012 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Lubbock, Texas

Experience Type: Academic -

Post-Secondary

RN to BSN Program Coordinator

2004 - 2010 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Lubbock, Texas

Experience Type: Academic -

Post-Secondary

Assistant Professor/Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs

1992 - 2000 Baylor University School of Nursing Dallas-Waco, Texas

Experience Type: Academic -

Post-Secondary

Lecturer/Appt: Senior Lecturer in 2000

1991 - 1992 Elmwood Medical Center Jefferson, Louisiana

Experience Type: Professional

Vice-President Nursing Service

1990 - 1991 Methodist Hospitals of Dallas Dallas, Texas

Experience Type: Professional

Director of

Nursing/Southeastern Medical Center 1989 - 1990 Northeast Community Hospital

Bedford, Texas

Experience Type: Professional

Assistant Administrator Patient Care Services

1987 - 1988 Sisters of Charity of The Incarnate Word Health Care System

Houston, Texas

Experience Type: Professional

Corporate Director of Program Development

1985 - 1987 American Medical International Beverly Hills, California

Experience Type: Professional

Ambulatory Subsidiary Director/Houston Region

1984 - 1985 American Medical International Beverly Hills, California

Experience Type: Professional

Management Associate

1983 - 1984 American Medical International Beverly Hills, California

Experience Type: Professional

Director of Nursing

1979 - 1981 Covenant Palms, Inc. Miami, Florida

Experience Type: Professional

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1978 - 1979 Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas

Experience Type: Professional

Assistant Supervisor, Pulmonary/Oncology

1977 - 1978 Glorieta Baptist Conference Center Glorieta, New Mexico

Experience Type: Professional

Head Nurse Campus Health Service

1976 - 1977 Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas, Texas

Experience Type: Professional

Staff Nurse, Adult Burns

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLE:

2010 - Present Department Chairperson - Undergraduate Non-Traditional Studies 2012 Interim Department Chair - Traditional Undergraduate Studies 2008 Interim Department Chair - Non-Traditional Undergraduate Studies

HONORS

2011 Outstanding Education Section Member Award, The American Asso of Nurse

Attorneys

2009 Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Research, Medicine, and Healthcare – 2009-2010, Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional

Women in Research, Medicine, and Healthcare 2008 Leadership Texas Class of 2008

2003 Judge K.K. Leggett Fellow, Washington Legal Foundation – 2003

2002 Lubbock National Bank Fellowship, Lubbock National Bank

2002 Best Writer, Texas Bank Lawyer

2001 Best Writer, Texas Bank Lawyer

1983 Baylor Young Graduate Award of Merit, Baylor University

1983 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Sigma Theta Tau

1983 University of North Carolina, Graduate Representative, Southern Association of

Colleges and Schools

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

GRANTS,CONTRACTS AND SPONSORED RESEARCH

2008 - Present Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike, Jones, M. M. (Co-Principal) Funded

2014 - 2016 College Credit for Heroes Operation Rev-Up Vbsn Prgm Dvlmpt-Match Federal Pass-Through, MITCHELL-JONES, M. (Principal), $199,544.00

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Grant

2009 - Present Federally Qualified Health Center New Access Point Grant, Jones, M. M. (Other), $1,480,100.00, Federal

2008 - Present Texas DSHS FQHC Incubator Grant, Jones, M. M. (Co-Principal), State Funded

2010 - Present Texas DSHS FQHC Incubator Grant, Jones, M. M. (Co-Principal) 2009 - Present Texas DSHS FQHC Incubator Grant, Jones, M. M. (Other), $121,600.00 2008 - Present Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship

Program Grant, Jones, M. M. (Co-Principal), $150,000.00

2008 - 2009 New Access Point FQHC, Billings, L. G. (Other), McMurry, L. J. (Principal),

Jones, M. M. (Principal), & Esperat, M. C. R. (Principal), $1,648,100.00 2007 New Access Point FQHC, Billings, L. G. (Other), McMurry, L. J. (Principal),

Jones, M. M. (Principal), & Esperat, M. C. R. (Principal), $1,648,100.00, Federal

2006 - Present Competing Continuation: The Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness

Center, Jones, M. M. (Co-Principal), $1,046,098.00, Federal

RESEARCH CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS

Schnetter, Vicki A, Jones, Melinda M, Allen, Patricia E, Lacy, Shelia D, Bakrim, Khadija, Oneal, Cynthia, Designing a Quality Online Course, (On-Going)

PUBLICATIONS

Published Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed) - National

Jones, M. M., Boswell, C. A., & Cannon, S. B. (2009). Background checks: To do or not to do?. Nursing Management, 40(6), 19-21.

Published Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed) - Local

Jones, M. M., & Boswell, C. A. (2010). Background checks on faculty and students. Nursing

Management.

Jones, M. M., & Weninger, R. (2007). Student criminal background checks for schools of nursing. 11(3), 163-170.

Published Journal Articles (Non-Peer Reviewed) - Local

Decker, S. I., Utterback, V. A., Thomas, M. B., Jones, M. M., & Sportsman, S. Assessing continued competency through simulation: A call for stringent action. Nursing Education

Perspectives, 32(2), 120-125.

Published Other Publications (Non-Peer Reviewed) - Local

Jones, M. M. (2005). The state of criminal background checks for schools of nursing in

Texas.

Published State/District Publications (Non-Peer Reviewed) - Local

Jones, M. M. (2002). No heist on art collection as collateral: Court upholds option to

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Jones, M. M. (2001). Trustee down on two punches: Assignee’s security interest upheld in

bankruptcy proceeding (6th ed., vol. 25).

PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed, Academic, National

Jones, M. M. (Presenter & Author), Opton, L. L. (Presenter & Author), Bakrim, K. (Presenter & Author), New Careers In Nursing Summit, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC, "PIP Goes On-line," Accepted. (2011)

Jones, M. M. (Presenter & Author), Cannon, S. B. (Presenter & Author), Boswell, C. A. (Presenter & Author), AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, St. Louis, MO, "A Lesson in Market Responsiveness," Accepted. (November 18, 2011)

Non-Peer Reviewed, Academic, National

Jones, M. M., Tombs, E. J., National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, Baltimore, Maryland, "Mentoring: Developing Model for Learning in an RN to BSN Program," Accepted. (2010)

Jones, M. M., The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, 27th Annual Meeting & Education Conference, Tampa, Florida, "Student Criminal Background Checks: Legal Considerations for Schools of Nursing," Accepted. (2008)

Non-Peer Reviewed, Academic, Regional

Jones, M. M., Research Symposium, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, "A Comparative Study of Head Nurses’ Motivation to Manage and Their Educational Preparation." (1983)

Non-Peer Reviewed, Academic, Local

Jones, M. M., TNA - District 18 Meeting, Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas, "Discussion panel regarding the California Nurses Union Bill." (2007)

Jones, M. M., TNA-District 18 Meeting, Texas Nurses Association, University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas, "Laws Affecting Criminal Background Checks on Students," Invited. (2006)

Jones, M. M., Constitution Day Program Panelist, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, "Is There A Constitutional Right to Healthcare?," Invited. (2005) Non-Peer Reviewed, Non-Academic, International

Jones, M. M., Update in Nursing - Romania, US Health Care Leadership Council, Romania, "Update in Nursing." (June 1995)

Non-Peer Reviewed, Non-Academic, Local

Jones, M. M. (Presenter Only), Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock Annual Nursing

Luncheon, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, McInturff Conference Center, Lubbock, TX, "Keynote Speaker," Invited. (May 2, 2012)

Jones, M. M., Hospital Marketing Symposium, Ernst & Whitney,, Santa Monica, California, "Senior Membership Programs: A Strategy for Building Market Share." (1988)

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ACADEMIC

January 2012 - August 2013

Working through the Center for Innovation in Nursing Education consulted on creation of concept based curriculum in construction of the ADN program and transition to BSN studies. Cisco College, Abilene, TX.

November 2010

Explored options for incorporation of mentoring within the RN to BSN curriculum. Southeast Missouri State University School of Nursing, Capre Girardeau, MO.

EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Academic Public Service, Texas Team Education Group: Co-Chair, Austin, Texas. Academic Public Service, Texas APIN Advisory Board for Academic Progression, Austin, Texas.

Academic Public Service, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, Texas.

(Contact: Dr. Helen Reed)

SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL

1991 - 1992 Baylor University School of Nursing Alumni Association., Officer, President/Elect/Past.

1988 - 1989 Gulf Coast Baylor Nursing Alumni Association., Officer, President/Elect/Past. 2009 - Present Lubbock County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee,

Member.

2007 - 2008 Lubbock County Women’s Bar Association, Officer, Vice President. 1995 - 1998 Refugee Services of North Texas, Board Member/Foundation. 1994 - 1999 Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Gamma Chapter, Counselor.

PUBLIC

2009 Girl Scouts - Texas Oklahoma South Plains, Fort Worth, Texas. Board Member. 2004 - 2005 Habitat for Humanity, Lubbock, Texas. Volunteer.

1998 - 2000 Junior League, Garland, Texas. Editor of League Link.

UNIVERSITY

2007 - Present Faculty Senate Bylaws Committee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Committee Member.

2006 - 2007 Faculty Senate, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Charter Member. 2000 - 2001 Museum and Arts Committee, Baylor University. Committee Member.

1998 - 1999 Outstanding Faculty Nominating Committee, Baylor University. Committee Member.

2005 - 2006 Task Force on Student Criminal Background Checks, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Task Force Member.

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COLLEGE/SCHOOL

1997 - 2000 Curriculum Committee, Baylor University. Committee Member.

1993 - 1997 Faculty Affairs Committee, Baylor University. Member 1993-95; Chair 1996-97. 2005 - 2007 Faculty Affairs Committee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School

of Nursing. Member; Secretary - 2006.

2007 Faculty Assembly Bylaws Task Force. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Committee Chair.

2006 - 2008 Faculty Assembly Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Vice Chair - 2006-07; Chair - 2007-08.

2007 - 2010 Federally Qualified Health Center Task Force, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Committee Member.

2006 - 2007 Grievance Committee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Committee Member.

2006 - 2007 RN/BSN Curriculum Revision Task Force, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Committee Chair.

2005 - Present RN/BSN Subcommittee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Committee Member.

2004 The Center for Innovation in Nursing Education Committee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Committee Member. 2006 - 2010 Undergraduate Program Committee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences

Center School of Nursing. Member - 2006 - 09; Chair - 2010.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Nurses Association (ANA). National League for Nursing (NLN).

2006 - Present The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Board Member @ State and National Level.

2005 - Present Lubbock County Bar Association. Member. 2005 - Present Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Mu Chapter.

NON-CREDIT INSTRUCTION TAUGHT Continuing Education

The Texas Nurse Practice Act & ANA Code of Ethics: Implications for Your Practice. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education at Permian Basin Regional Medical Center, Andrews, Texas – 2008., Regional Medical Center,

Andrews, Texas. 60 participants (2008)

Current Developments in TPAPN. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education, McCamey Hospital, McCamey, Texas. 35

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Ensuring Safe Patient Care: Laws Governing Delegation and Accountability. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education for Medical Arts Hospital, Lamesa, Texas – 2005., Medical Arts Hospital, Lamesa, Texas. (2005)

Conflict Resolution. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education, Lubbock, Texas – 2005., School of Nursing. (2005)

ACADEMIC COURSES TAUGHT

NURS 3030 Independent Study in Nursing . Fall 2010 Independent Study in Nursing . Summer 2010 Independent Study in Nursing . Fall 2011 Independent Study in Nursing . Spring 2011 Independent Study in Nursing . Summer 2011 Independent Study in Nursing . Fall 2012 Independent Study in Nursing . Spring 2012 Independent Study in Nursing . Summer 2012 Independent Study in Nursing . Fall 2013 Independent Study in Nursing . Spring 2013 Independent Study in Nursing . Summer 2013 Independent Study in Nursing . Fall 2014 Independent Study in Nursing . Spring 2014 Independent Study in Nursing . Spring 2015

NURS 3040 Special Topics in Nursing . Summer 2010 Special Topics in Nursing . Summer 2011

NURS 3906 Clinical Foundations for Professional Nursing. (Distance Education (on-line

course)). Fall 2005

NURS 4318 Management and Leadership in Nursing . Fall 2011 Management and Leadership in Nursing . Summer 2011 Management and Leadership in Nursing . Fall 2012

NURS 4369 Health Law for the Nurse Leader . Spring 2012 Health Law for the Nurse Leader . Spring 2013

NURS 4378 Management and Leadership I (Distance Education (on-line course)). Fall 2008

NURS 4383 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Spring

2005

Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Summer

2005

Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Fall 2006 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Fall 2007 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Summer

2007

Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Spring

2008

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Legal and Ethical Issues for RN’s (Distance Education (on-line course)). Spring

2009

Legal and Ethical Issues for RN's . Fall 2010 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN's . Spring 2010 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Fall 2011 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN's . Spring 2011 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN's . Summer 2011 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Fall 2012 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Spring 2012 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN's . Summer 2012 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Fall 2013 Legal and Ethical Issues for RN's . Spring 2013 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Summer 2013 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Fall 2014 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare . Spring 2014

NURS 4386 Leadership in Nursing (Distance Education (on-line course)). Fall 2005 Leadership in Nursing (Distance Education (on-line course)). Spring 2005

NURS 4388 Client and Peer Teaching (Distance Education (on-line course)). Fall 2006 Client and Peer Teaching (Distance Education (on-line course)). Summer 2006

NURS 4390 Baccalaureate Nursing Practice . Fall 2013 Baccalaureate Nursing Practice . Fall 2014

NURS 5375 Nursing Ethics Through the Life Span (Distance Education (on-line course)).

Spring 2006

Nursing Ethics Through the Life Span (Distance Education (on-line course)).

Summer 2007

Nursing Ethics Through the Life Span (Distance Education (on-line course)).

Spring 2008

Nursing Ethics Through the Life Span (Distance Education (on-line course)).

Spring 2009

Nursing Ethics through the Life Span . Spring 2010 Nursing Ethics through the Life Span . Fall 2012

NURS 5376 Best Practices for a Safe Health Care System (Distance Education (on-line

course)). Fall 2005

NURS 5385 Health Law Survey for the Nurse Executive . Fall 2014

DIRECTED STUDENT LEARNING (E.G., THESES, DISSERTATIONS) June 2013 -

Present

Salinas, Irene (In-Process). Preventive measures for cheating in online testing. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. Capstone Advisor.

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