Christie L Harper, MSN, RN, CCNS
Undergraduate teaching is my primary focus. I teach clinical and didactic in three core undergraduate nursing courses each semester. The Pathophysiology course is a 45 hr course addressing the basics of human pathophysiology. I teach this course to both the traditional and accelerated students. The Adult II (acute care) didactic course consists of a 45 hr theory course and 135 clinical hours. The Leadership and Management course also consists of a 45 hr theory course and135 clinical hours. Both courses are team-taught which allows for a variety of teaching styles and clinical backgrounds to enrich student learning. Additionally, I am the course coordinator for the 4316 Adult II clinical course and co-coordinator for the Pathophysiology course. I have also served for numerous years as the liaison for the Adult II teaching team and the Skills Lab, coordinating a 3-day Skills Fair for up to 130 students each semester. I previously practiced in the intensive care setting in Medical and Cardiac ICU setting at University Hospital Medical Center (until February 2015) and in the Medical-Surgical ICU at East Texas Medical Center. I continue to actively teach students in the clinical setting primarily in the acute care setting at Methodist hospital. My current clinical engagement enhances my ability to lecture, promote credibility in the clinical setting when interacting with students, and support realistic clinical application.
- 2009 - Master of Science in Nursing - Critical Care Nursing - The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 2000 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Nursing - The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 1986 - Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting Technology - San Antonio College
Licensures and Certification
- Registered Nurse
- CCNS-Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care Adult
- American Association of Critical Care Nurse
Honors and Awards
- 2000, Nursing Scholarship Recipient: UTHSCSA
- 2004 - Present, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
- 2000 - Present, Sigma Theta Tau International
- 2012 - Assistant Professor/Clinical - UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
- 2009 - Clinical Instructor - UTHSCSA, Department Acute Nursing
Instruction & Training
- 2019 - Present, NURS 3370 Pathophysiology Accelerated, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
- 2018 - Present, NURS 3309 Pathophysiology, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
- 2016 - Present, NURS4319 Leadership and Management: Theoretical Foundations, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
- 2016 - Present, NURS 4316 Care of Adult II: Clinical App, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
- 2012 - Present, NURS 4320 Leadership and Mgmt.: Clinical, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
- 2011 - Present, NURS 4315 Care of Adult II: Theory, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
Research & Grants
- 2013-2013, Early Mobility in Mechanically Ventilated Patients, Original research in the clinical setting to explore the psychological and physical effects of nurse-driven early mobility in mechanically ventilated patients.
- 2007-2009, Oral Care Practice in Ventilated Patients, Active Participant in multidisciplinary project for research on the relationship of oral care and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Progress to date: Survey of current nursing oral care practice, development of hospital-wide oral care protocol, production of DVD on oral assessment and oral care delivery, NTI poster presentation, and abstract publication.
- 2017 - Present, UT Health SA, School of Nursing Committee of Simulation and Innovation (ComSI), Member. Committee to promote learning through use of Simulation technology.
- 2017 - Present, UT Health SA, School of Nursing Mentorship of New Faculty, Mentor. Through role as Course Coordinator, mentored new clinical faculty to clinical course (Canvas, clinical teaching, clinical institutions, university setting)
- 2015 - Present, UT Health SA, School of Nursing Traditional Track Undergraduate, Committee Member
- 2015 - Present, UT Health SA, School of Nursing Baccalaureate Curriculum, Committee, Member
- 2013 - Present, Electronic Security Access Form (eSAF)Computer Entry ParticipantThe eSAF process allows designated individuals to remotely enter student Meditech Access requests via the eSAF. This access will ensure UTHSCSA nursing faculty and students get their log-on information more quickly to permit access the network and view medical records via Meditech on the first day of clinical placement.
- 2009 - Present, UT Health SA, School of NursingFaculty Assembly, MemberVoting member; vital to stay current regarding the concerns, developments and vision of School of Nursing and Health Science Center.
- 2003 - 2017 Volunteer Parish Nursing
- Reed, C, Pao, W, Cocletti, J, Harper CL, Beadle, R. Standardizing Oral Care Practices in an Academic Teaching Center 2009 May. p. e14. (American Journal of Critical Care; vol. 18, no. 3).
- 12/2000 Commencement, School of Nursing Commencement, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker) Details: Undergraduate student speaker for School of Nursing Commencement Exercises
- 05/2009 Fall Prevention Awareness Month, Methodist Healthcare System, Fall Prevention Awareness Committee, San Antonio, TX (Panel) Details: Developed fall prevention strategies for Fall Prevention Committee of Methodist Healthcare System. Developed post-fall assessment poster to be utilized system-wide in Fall Prevention Awareness Month. Projects were implemented as part of clinical coursework for graduate studies
- 05/2009 Oral Care Practice in Ventilated Patients, National Teaching Institute, NTI Annual Conference, National Teaching Institute, New Orleans, LA (Co-Author) Details: Co-Contributor. Poster Presentation; not present.
Invited Podium Presentations (i. e. keynotes presentations)
Peer Reviewed Podium Presentations
Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations