Clarice Golightly-Jenkins, PhD, RN, MSN, CNS
Assistant Professor/Clinical, Nursing
A skilled change strategist and adept nursing practice professional offering thought-leading across boundary spanning healthcare settings and complex adaptive ecological systems. Educated and trained in leadership for business, education, and healthcare with focus on multidisciplinary and inclusion approaches, resources management, joint national interagency operations, and groups in conflict. Presenting thirty years progressive clinical, administration and leadership experience in continental United States, Asia, Europe and Africa during conflict and conciliation. Professor, educator, and leadership practitioner offering compelling attentiveness to public policy, economics and health policy, finance, and quality improvement for sustained care outcomes; as requirements for fully successful leadership preparation of next generation advanced health practitioners. My teaching goals are for students to (1) commit to change agent roles throughout professional practice careers; (2) disrupt and upend the sick care misnomer/incongruity, and (3) reimagine a transformed healthcare system; emerging, new, and robust, providing equally accessible standardized health and wellness across the life span for all populations.
- 2003 - PhD - Leadership Studies - Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, TX
- 1991 - Residency - Advanced Resources Management and Groups in Conf - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Philadelphia, PA
- 1989 - DPL - Leadership, Strategy, Joint/Multinational Opns - United States Army War College Carlisle Barracks, PA
- 1980 - DPL - Command Leadership; Joint Interagency - United States Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS
- 1974 - MSN - Nursing (Honors; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Featured in The Ohio State University College of Medicine Journal, June 1974) - The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
- 1974 - MS - Nursing (Selected as first CNS for assignment to US Army Fitzsimons Army Medical Center; Department of Psychiatry and Department of Nursing) - The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
- 1968 - BSN - Nursing - Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL
Research & Grants
- 02009 - 2013, Funder: Texas Workforce Commission, Hospital Corporation of America, and Universal Health Systems Skills Consortium Grant (San Antonio Division, Gulf States Division, Central West Division and North Texas Division), $277,000.00. Title: Texas Workforce Commission, Hospital Corporation of America, and Universal Health Systems Skills Consortium Grant (San Antonio Division, Gulf States Division, Central West Division and North Texas Division). Role: Principal Investigator. Grant Detail: Authored San Antonio Division portion of grant application. Grant funding of $277,000 (of 2.3 million award) awarded to San Antonio Division and San Antonio Colleges in 2010. The grant funding supported development and construction of an onsite Simulation Learning Center at Methodist Healthcare and high-fidelity simulation equipment. Over 400 incumbent Registered Nurses completed a 4-hour training course designed and developed to assess urgency, change in patient condition, communicate changes and recommendation through SBAR to attending physician. Training resulted in reduced numbers of Code Blue episodes and increased numbers of Rapid Response at a San Antonio area health system. This training established foundation for training up to 2500 additional incumbent and new graduate nurses. Source: Authored publications in Methodist Healthcare Education Appraisal (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) to Methodist Healthcare Community Board Published by Methodist Healthcare Print Center (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
- 2008 - 2008, Funder: $125,000. Title: Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Cares Grant. Role: Principal Investigator. Grant Detail: Authored San Antonio Division application for HCA Cares Grant to fund training of certified nurse assistants. Grant award of $125,000. Developed and implemented a 40 clock hour nursing fundamentals training course. Trained 150 certified nursing assistants to meet critical shortage in acute Methodist Healthcare nursing units. Course Manual published by Methodist Healthcare Print Center.
- 2007 - 2008, Funder: HCA, $425,000. Title: Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Cares Grant. Role: Principal Investigator. Grant Detail: Authored San Antonio Division (Methodist Healthcare) grant to fund education of 300 incumbent Licensed Vocational Nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Grant award of $425,000. Four incumbent LVNs completed their BSN at UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing prior to suspension of their BSN Flex program.
- 2006 - 2007, Funder: Methodist Healthcare System, $170,000.Title: Team Excellence Intervention (TEI): A Strategy to Promote Quality, Safe Care for Patients and Enhanced Work Environment for the Nursing Staff. Role: Co-Investigator.
- 2004 - 2006 Funder: Methodist Healthcare System, $660,307. Title: Capacity Building to Create Healthy and Safe Workplaces. Role: Co-Investigator.
Submitted and Not Funded or Unfunded Research/Projects:
- 2009, Funder: Hospital Corporation of America, $413,000. Title: Hospital Corporation of America Cares Grant. Role: Principal Investigator. Grant Detail: Authored San Antonio Division application for: Advanced Nursing Certification Basic $100,000, Advanced Nursing Certification Advanced $113,000, Capstone Coach $100,000, LVN to RN $100,000, LVN to RN match amounts $100,000. Funding for LVN to RN education funding requested and awarded through alternate internal financial resources. As of March 2013, 27 LVNs completed education and Texas RN licensure through the alternate funding. Funding for Advanced Nursing Certification requested and awarded through alternate internal financial resources. Awards supported two onsite ANCC certification review courses (2012, 2013)
- Golightly-Jenkins, C., & Sowan, A., Innovative Teaching Strategies for Leadership Preparation of Nurse Practitioners, Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference Proceedings, San Antonio, TX March 2018
- Sowan, A. & Golightly-Jenkins, C. Innovative Teaching Strategies for Leadership Preparation of Nurse Practitioners, Academy of Master Teachers Induction, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX, September 2017
- Golightly-Jenkins, C. & Orange, C. A Comparison of Stressors and Coping Strategies of Teachers in America and Saudi Arabia, Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference Proceedings, Education / Instructional Pedagogies Track, Asheville, NC. March 2017
Golightly-Jenkins, C., & Berndt, A. E. (2020, May) Art Rounds: Advancing communication for interprofessional teams. Voice of Nursing Leadership, 14-17.
- 2006, Golightly-Jenkins, C., Invited Keynote Speaker. Leadership Development Strategies: Evidence-Based Management and Creating Healthy Workplaces, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Educators Networking Conference, HCA Nursing, Nashville, TN. April 2006.
- 2021, Ramos, C., Richardson, W., Golightly-Jenkins, C., Berndt, A., Huang, H., & Zylar, S. Decreasing the Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Lung Transplant Patients: An Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project. Houston Methodist Hospital Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, March 2021
- 2018 Golightly-Jenkins, C. & Sowan, A., Innovative Teaching Strategies for Leadership Preparation of Nurse Practitioners, Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference Proceedings, San Antonio, TX March 2018. Details: The complexity of healthcare systems demands practice, policy and leadership competencies as pillars for optimal advanced nursing practice. Nurse practitioners serve as collaborators and team leaders in microsystems, codifiers of principled ethical care and support interprofessional partnerships for achieving positive clinical outcomes. Little information is available about design, delivery and evaluation of leadership, quality and safety courses in graduate nursing studies.
- 2017 Laurent, H., Rasmussen, R., Richardson, W.F., & Golightly-Jenkins, C. Decreasing Incidence of Clostridium Difficile on Medical and Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Units, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Delta Alpha At-Large Chapter Induction Ceremony, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. 2017. Details: Poster selected for presentation at Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony. Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) student poster summarizing CNL projects over Fall and Spring Semesters, 2016 and 2017, respectively. UT Health San Antonio, University of The Incarnate Word, and Wayland Baptist University collaborative.
- 2017, Golightly-Jenkins, C. & Orange, C. A Comparison of Stressors and Coping Strategies of Teachers in America and Saudi Arabia, Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference Proceedings, Education / Instructional Pedagogies Track, Asheville, NC. March 2017
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