TABLE OF CONTENTS
Mission Goals and Objectives 1 Structure of the Center 1
Goals for 2010-2011 2
Strategic Plans/Goals Met 3
Other activities 4
Publications related to Hispanic issues 5 Plans for the coming year (2011-2012) 6
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health Annual Report September 1, 2010 – August 31, 2011 Mission, Goals/Objectives
The mission of the Center is to:
1. Provide educational programs that assist health care providers to gain
knowledge and skills needed to deliver culturally sensitive and competent care 2. Increase understanding of health through research of individual experience
and cultural meanings
3. Foster understanding between health care professionals and peoples of Hispanic origin
4. Promote interdisciplinary and inter-university collaboration to address bicultural issues facing health care professionals
Structure of the Center
The Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health is administered by two Co- Directors with the support of five Associates, and an Advisory Council. Associates and Advisory Council members are individuals who have special interest and/or expertise in issues related to the health of the growing Hispanic population. As volunteers, they assume responsibilities for selected aspects of the work of the Center.
Associates of the Center
UTA College of Nursing Associates (2010-2011)
Mary Jane Ashe, RN, MSN, Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator of College of Nursing participation in the Hispanic Wellness Fair, Fort Worth
Dr. Donelle Barnes, Associate Professor, assumes responsibilities for identification and assistance with implementation of selected research projects
Dr. Ferne Kyba, Clinical Professor Emerita, assumes responsibilities for oversight of fund raising activities and collaborates with the UTA Office of Development to
identify appropriate sources for support of Center initiatives
Jose Alejandro, MSN, MBA, Past President, Dallas Chapter of NAHN, and President-Elect, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, assumes responsibility for selected fundraising activities, primarily identification of community resources/contact persons
San Juanita Garcia, RN, BSN, serves as faculty for Medical Spanish continuing education courses
Two new Associates, Drs. Margarita Trevino and Kristina Ibitayo were appointed to the Center during the spring of 2011. They will assume full responsibilities in the fall of 2011.
Advisory Council Members (2010-2011)
Dr. Carolyn Cagle, Associate Professor, Texas Christian University, Harris School of Nursing Dr. Carolyn L. Cason, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing and Director, Center for Nursing Scholarship and Technology
Dr. Adela Gonzalez, Executive Director for the Center for South Texas Programs, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Casey Gonzales, Director of Multicultural Outreach and Assistant Dean of Students, UTA Dr. Marygrace Hernandez-Leveille, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX.
Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Dr. Mary Elaine Jones, Brig. General Lillian Dunlap Professorial Chair in Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas and Co-Founder, Hispanic Center
Sylvia Alonzo Rawlings, Director of the Center for Rural Health Outreach Goals/Objectives for 2010-2011
The Goals and Objectives for the Center for 2010-2011 were to:
Support research contributing to the knowledge base of health care issues relevant to the Hispanic population
Provide educational programs to foster increased understanding between health professionals and people of Hispanic origin
Maintain/expand collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary and university groups
Strategic Plans/Goals met:
1. Support research contributing to the knowledge base of health care issues relevant to the Hispanic population.
Dr. Donelle Barnes, Associate Professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing is currently in the implementation phase of her study that aims to describe the beliefs and
experiences of Mexican immigrants with a diagnosis of hypertension as they live with and engage in their care for high blood pressure. The outcomes of this study, funded by the Center, will assist researchers in further correlation and intervention studies. Dr. Barnes has submitted a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Institute of International Education to conduct a follow up study in Madrid, Spain (see page 3for description of work in Spain). 2. Provide educational programs to foster increased understanding between health care
professionals and peoples of Hispanic origin
Continuing Education Offerings:
The Travel, Study, Learn Program, a continuing education program for health professionals who wish to begin or refine Spanish language skills and learn about Mexican culture and health first hand, offered one travel tour to Cuernavaca, Mexico (January, 2011). The program was developed as a modified field experience and founded on the belief that
achieving skill in communication across cultural boundaries requires opportunities for the learner to reflect on personal beliefs and values as well as gain knowledge specific to a particular
culture. Thirty-six continuing education units (Type I) are awarded through the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. A total of 7 persons participated during 2011.
Communication with Spanish Speaking Clients (Medical Spanish) was marketed but not offered during the 2010-2011 academic year due to lack of sufficient enrollment numbers.
Endowed Hispanic Lectureship
The 3rd Endowed Hispanic Lectureship was held during Heritage month (September 15-October 15). The 2010 lecture brought Dr. Beverly Malone, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National League for Nursing (NLN) as the distinguished lecturer. The lecture, held on October 15, 2010 was entitled, “Diversity: The Cornerstone of Health” and was followed by a response from Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Over 200 people were in attendance. A reception followed.
In collaboration with the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health’s lecture, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) held a national Leadership Summit the following day, Saturday, October 16, 2010. STTI leaders, speakers and participants from the Summit were invited to join the free lecture and reception on the 15th .
3. Maintain/expand collaborative partnerships with interdisciplinary and university groups.
Collaborative partners include:
Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Mexico (since 1991) Sigma Theta Tau International and Delta Theta Chapter
Universidad Autonoma de Morelos (Cueranvaca, Mexico) School of Nursing Universidad Internacional de Madrid (under development)
In the spring of 2011 Dr. Bond, with the assistance of Dr. Donelle Barnes, hosted Dr. Manuel Moreno, Director of the Nursing Program at Universidad Internacional de Madrid, Spain. Dr. Moreno’s purpose was to explore potential collaborative student/faculty exchanges and research between the two programs of nursing. Six potential collaborative projects were identified and three were prioritized by the faculty in Madrid. Arrangements for implementation are currently underway.
Representation of Co-Directors and Associates in organizations dedicated to Hispanic issues:
Jose Alejandro served as Dallas Chapter president of the National Association of
Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and was named President Elect of NAHN in July of 2010. He assumed this office in July 2011.
Dr. Donelle Barnes is Chair of the Board of Mission Fort Worth which provides primary health care for uninsured Hispanics.
Dr. Wendy J. Barr is an Associate Member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).
Dr. Mary Lou Bond is an Associate Member of NAHN.
Other activities, 2010-2011
1. Participation in the annual Hispanic Wellness Fair, Fort Worth, TX, August 6, 2011. The Fair provides screening for approximately 4000 persons this year and is used as a vehicle for
recruiting Hispanics into the nursing programs at UT Arlington. Dr. Mary Lou Bond collaborated with volunteers from the student organizations, Ms. Mary Jane Ashe from the Undergraduate Student Services Office and Ms. Ceil Flores and Ms. Griselle Estrada UTA CON faculty members to provide information about nursing as a career.
2. The Center sponsored the Vice President of the Hispanic Student Nurses’ Assocation (HSNA), Brittany Stacy, to attend the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) convention in Las Vegas in July of 2010. She was selected based upon her application and will present a report to the HSNA in the fall. Her presentation will be taped and available to
interested faculty and staff.
3. The Center provided a $500 scholarship to an undergraduate student in the spring of 2011 based on the criteria established by the College of Nursing.
Although not directly sponsored by the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing
and Health, several individuals in the College of Nursing have been involved in research projects related to Hispanic issues:
Bond, M. L. Relationships between Study Abroad Goals, Personal Adjustment, Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning, Principal Investigator with Dolores Aguilar. Podium presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, July, 2011.
Bond, M. L. Evaluation of the Content Validity of the Institutional Self-Assessment for Factors Supporting Hispanic Student Retention (ISA) and Health Care Profession Education Program Self-Assessment (PSA). Principal Investigator. $ 1500. The Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE). Study completed and presented at the TOBGNE meeting in the fall of 2010.
Bond, M. L. Evaluation of the Content Validity of the Institutional Self-Assessment for Factors Supporting Hispanic Student Retention (ISA) and Health Care Profession
Education Program Self-Assessment (PSA). Co-Principal Investigator. $11,636 awarded from the National League for Nursing, Sept. 25, 2009; Study completed and presented (poster session) at the NLN Educational Summit, September, 2010.
Cason, C. L. Evaluation of the Content Validity of the Institutional Self-Assessment for Factors Supporting Hispanic Student Retention (ISA) and Health Care Profession
Education Program Self-Assessment (PSA). Co-Investigator. $1500. Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE). Study completed and presented at the TOBGNE meeting in the fall of 2010.
Cason, C. L. Evaluation of the Content Validity and Reliability of the Institutional Self-Assessment for Factors Supporting Hispanic Student Retention (ISA) and Health Care Profession Education Program Self-Assessment (PSA). Co-Principal Investigator. $11.636.00 awarded from the National League for Nursing, September 25, 2009. Study completed and presented at the NLN Educatonal Summit, September, 2010.
Publications related to Hispanic issues
Bond, M.L., Jones, M. E., Barr, W., Carr, G. & Williams, S. Relationships between Hardiness, Stress, Perceived Institutional Support, Perceived Social Support and
Progression of Minority Students in a MSN Program. (Principal Investigator). (In press). Accepted for publication by Hispanic Healthcare International (HHCI).
*Bond, M. L., Cason, C.L. Gleason-Wynn, P., Gray, J., Ashwill, J., Coggin, C., Lopez, M., Trevino, E., Moon, M., Denke, L. & Baxley, S. (In Press). Finding and Keeping Diversity in your Program: Hispanics in the Health Professions. In Hispanic Voices, National League for Nursing.
activities through distribution of marketing materials through the Rural Health Outreach Program. She also continues on the Conference Planning Committee for the 2010-2011 Bi-national Symposium for Health Professionals and Health Profession Students; facilitates provision of continuing nursing education contact hours.
Strategic Planning goals/objectives not met
Goals for 2010-2011 should be continued in 2011-2012 to reach desired outcomes. Plans for the coming year (2011-2012)
1. Offer the Travel, Study, Learn Program in Cuernavaca, Mexico in January 2012. Dr. Kristina Ibitayo, newly appointed Associate of the Center, will lead the January trip. 2. Offer a 6 hour workshop at the Texas Nurse Practitioner Conference on September 8,
2011 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth. At the invitation of the Planning Committee the focus will be on conducting a health history with Hispanic clients. Workshop leaders are San Juanita Garcia and Mary Lou Bond, Wendy Barr and Mary Grace Leveille (Advisory Committee member) will facilitate practice sessions in the afternoon.
3. Offer a Medical Spanish course in April of 2012. San Juanita Garcia will be the faculty member.
4. Complete plans for a new educational offering in 2013 (June 16-23rd). An educational
cruise entitled, “Enriching your Nursing Practice and Patient Outcomes through Written and Culturally Based Communication” will be conducted by Dr. Pat Yoder-Wise, UTACON Writing Coach and Hispanic Center Co-Director, Dr. Mary Lou Bond. Approval for continuing nursing education is tentative and marketing will begin soon.
Travel Leaders will handle cruise/travel arrangements.
5. Participate in the Hispanic Wellness Fair (Fort Worth) in August, 2012.
6. Continue to offer an annual scholarship to CON students according to established guidelines.
7. Continue to offer an annual research award to CON students and/or faculty according to established guidelines.
8. Continue to develop partnerships with selected health/business groups interested in Hispanic healthcare.
9. Continue major fund drive to increase the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health Endowment to $100,000.
Wendy J. Barr (electronic)
Wendy J. Barr, Co-Director Mary Lou Bond, Co-Director