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M. Elizabeth Teixeira Curriculum vitae

Business Address:

The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ, 08628-0718, P) 609-771-2873; F) 609-637-5159; E)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Dr.N.P.) Drexel University, 2010 Clinical Scientist Track. Dissertation Title: “The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Adults over Fifty”
Study Abroad Program, London UK, spring semester 2008
Master of Science (M.S.) University of Massachusetts, 1994 Worcester, Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner Program: Ambulatory/Community Care
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Boston College, 1978 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Nursing Diploma (R.N.) Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1976 Worcester, Massachusettes

January 9 – 13, 2012 Certificate in Simulation, Drexel University: Didactic and in-depth hands on experience for 5 full days including the following: writing scenarios, participation and oversight of simulations (Standardized Patients and High Fidelity Simulations), moulage, and the art of debriefing. (CNE Contact Hours: 33)
October 2013 Collaborate Online Learning, La Salle University: Intense 4-week online course for instructional online/distance learning strategies.

Aug 2014 – current The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ. 08628, Assistant Professor
Responsibilities: Teach both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses, participate in professional scholarship, and provide service to the college and surrounding communities.
Committees: Graduate Nursing Curriculum and Graduate Program Council
Aug 2012 – Aug 2014 La Salle University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1900 West Olney Ave, Philadelphia PA 19141. Assistant Professor (tenure track) and Coordinator: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program (approved 12/2012)
Responsibilities: Oversight of track including ongoing mentoring of students, orientation and development of incoming NP students, clinical faculty, and preceptors, implementation of clinical policies and procedures, and curriculum updates and revisions
Accomplishments Academic Year 2012-2013. Fully implemented the newly approved (December 2012) Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Fall 2013: Developed, coordinated, and implemented the first Clinical Simulation/Immersion for all NP students Developed and implemented Clinical Role and Responsibilities for Clinical Faculty and Clinical Guidelines for NP Students Implemented new process for NP Clinical Requests
Active Committee Member: University Level: Academic Quality, School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Promotion and Tenure, MSN Curriculum, MSN Admissions, DNP Curriculum Committees.
NURS: 660 – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care I Lecturer on Diabetes for both Sections NURS: 661 – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II NURS: 665 – Adult- Gerontology Primary Care I: Field Study NURS: 666 – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Field Study NURS: 607- Advanced Nursing Roles in Health Care
Aug 2010-Aug 2012 Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia PA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing and Director of Graduate Clinical Education, MSN Programs

Accomplishments: Implemented Simulation Residency – MSN Nursing Education and Faculty Role Track
Coordinated interdisciplinary workshops for NP Residencies Developed and implemented MSN Preceptor Recognition Award
Investigated and implemented new remote online proctoring service Implemented online test analysis software for NP online programs Developed and implemented standardized electronic evaluations tools and processes for Nurse Practitioner Program Contributor to the revision of FNP curriculum Subcommittee Chair of MSN Curriculum Committee on Revision of 3 P’s Co-Chair, MSN Admissions Committee: Contributed to revision of NP admission criteria Task force for the revision of NP Role Development Course (NURS 664) Course Chair for NP Role Development and Geriatric Primary Care (NURS 577)

Spring 2007-2010 Drexel University, Philadelphia PA 19102
TA position in BSN Program: On-campus and online courses

Fall 2007-Spring 2009 Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSN), Blackwood, New Jersey
Adjunct Clinical Faculty

Fall 2006-Spring 2007 Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSN)
Interim Skills Lab Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty

Fall 1991-Spring 1992 Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA.
Assistant Clinical Instructor @ UMMC in Worcester. MA.

May 2007-present Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator Hightstown Medical Associates, East Windsor, New Jersey 08520
Nov. 1994-June 2006 Adult Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator Princeton Pike Internal Medicine, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Jan. 1994-May 1994 Nurse Practitioner Practicum Middlesex Internal Medicine, Marlboro, Massachusetts 01752
1985-1993 Nursing Supervisor and Home Health R.N. Care Network, Worcester, Massachusetts
1982-1983 Staff R.N., Medical-Surgical Unit Genesee Hospital, Rochester, New York
1980-1981 Community Health R.N. Visiting Nurse Association, Erie, Pennsylvania

1980-current Pennsylvania State Registered Professional Nurse. License No. RN236825L
2012-current State of Pennsylvania Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Certification number SP012406
1994-current State of New Jersey Advanced Practice Nurse; Prescriptive authority;
License No. 26NN08408200
1994-current State of New Jersey Registered Prof. Nurse; License No. 26NR08408200
1994-current American Nurses Credentialing Center: Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner; Certificate No. 0222019-21
2011-current American Nurses Credentialing Center: Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certificate No. 0243108
1998-2013 National Board for Diabetes Educators: Certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator, Certificate No. 0982-0463
2006-current American Heart Association: Certification in Basic Life Support (CPR & AED)

Teixeira, M. E. (September-December, 2014). Hypoglycemia unawareness: Serious clinical syndrome in advanced diabetes mellitus posing great risk to older adults (Continuing Education Article). PADONA Journal, an affiliate of ASLTCN-The American Society for Long Term Care Nurses. (Invited and peer-reviewed)
Teixeira, M.E. (2013), Book Chapter. Nursing and home care perspective of painful diabetic neuropathy. In Painful diabetic neuropathy: A comprehensive guide for clinicians. Lawson, E. and Backonja, M. Eds. Springer. ISBN 9781461462989
Texeira. (January 31, 2012). Preceptor Appreciation. (Editorial). Chartings, Volume 1. Philadelphia: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions monthly eNewsletter.
Teixeira, E. (2011). The effectiveness of community-based programs for obesity prevention and control. Patient Intelligence (international online journal), 7 December 2011, 63-72. [peer-reviewed]
Teixeira, E. (2010). The effect of mindfulness meditation for diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults older than 50 years. Holistic Nursing Practice, 24(5), 277-283. [refereed journal]
Teixeira, M. E., & Budd, G. M. (2010). Obesity stigma: A newly recognized barrier to comprehensive and effective type 2 diabetes management. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP), 22(10), 527-533. [refereed journal]
Teixeira, M. E. (2008). Meditation as an intervention for chronic pain: An integrative review. Holistic Nursing Practice, 22(4), 225-234. [refereed journal]
Teixeira, M. E. (2008). Self-transcendence: A concept analysis for nursing praxis. Holistic Nursing Practice, 22(1), 25-31. [refereed]

“An experiential learning approach that utilizes simulation and skills to assist FNP and PNP students to meet primary care competencies,” Teixeira, M.E., Byrne, S., & Burke, S. Poster Set A on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the NONPF 39th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. [refereed poster presentation]
How Nurse Practitioners compare on attitudes and beliefs concerning obesity, Teixeira and Budd, ENRS Conference, March 29, 2012, New Haven, CT. [refereed poster presentation]
Obesity attitudes and beliefs of nurse practitioners: Results of data obtained at 2008 AANP conference. Budd and Teixeira, AANP Conference, June 24, 2011, Las Vegas Nevada. [refereed podium presentation]

Effect of mindfulness meditation on sleep for diabetic peripheral neuropathy,” Teixeira and Reishtein, Sleep2010, San Antonio Texas, June 6-10, 2010. [refereed poster presentation]
Consideration of a holistic approach in the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Teixeira, 2nd National Doctor of Nursing Practice Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, March 24-27, 2009. [refereed poster presentation]

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) prevention and management
T2DM; Barriers to effective management
Complementary and integrative therapies in primary care


Co-I: Teixeira
Kenner (PI)
The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
$45,000 Novo-Nordisk Grant awarded September, 2014
Program Title: Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids (SMART)
Description: The overall purpose of the proposed SNACK program is to increase the fitness and health of children ages 7-12 years old in the City of Trenton and Ewing Township by providing fundamental integrative training (FIT) and health education in the areas of fitness, healthy eating, and obesity and diabetes prevention (Bukowsky, Faigenbaum, & Myer, 2014).

Co-I: Teixeira (Doctoral Candidate)
Donnelly (PI)
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Protocol Number 17983: The Efficacy of Mindfulness Meditation for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Older Adults.
Description: This pilot study, a quasi experimental design had a sample of 20 participants. The main aim of the study was to determine if 4 weeks of mindfulness meditation practice had a positive effect on quality of life, pain and sleep in older adults with symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The results of this study were published in Holistic Nursing Practice (see publications).
Co-I: Teixeira
Budd (PI)
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Title: Nurse practitioners’ childhood obesity attitudes and counseling practices. The goal of this descriptive study was to evaluate family and pediatric nurse practitioners, attitudes and counseling practices of obese children. Specific facilitators and barriers to preventing and treating childhood obesity were identified. Results presented at AANP conference in 2011.
Research Assistant: Teixeira
Mercer Bucks Cardiology and Princeton Pike Internal Medicine. Lawrenceville, NJ. Diovan Study, 1990’s. Recruited eligible patients for the study.

Novo-Nordisk: $45,000 awarded (see research support for description)
Regional: GNE Demonstration. CMS funded $200 million dollar grant under the Affordable Care Act over 4 years (2012-2016) to 5 designated US hospital systems. La Salle University is one of nine schools/universities in the HUP consortium.
The goal is to provide clinical education and training for APRNs by providing financial support to clinical sites, preceptors, and schools that prepare APRNs. The majority of students in the demonstration are nurse practitioner students. My role includes: active participant and representative on behalf of La Salle University NP Program, Care Model Committee Member, E*Value La Salle Faculty Point Person
DrNP Student, Independence Blue-Cross & Pennsylvania Higher Education Association Graduate Nursing Award total: $31,500 Fall/2006 through Summer/2008

DrNP Student, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doctoral nursing comprehensive candidacy exam, passed with distinction, August 2008 Who’s who in Diabetes Care and Management, American Diabetes Association, 1998-2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, Iota Phi Chapter, May 1994 Boston College, magna cum laude, June 1978 Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, MA. Edward Samia Award for highest GPA, June 1976

Doctoral Advisement: 2011 – 2012: Academic Advisor for DrNP student, Drexel University 2012-2013: Preceptor and mentor for DNP student, Chatham University.
Reviewer: Eastern Nursing Research Society: Invited Abstract Reviewer for 2012
Since 2010: Invited Manuscript Reviewer for JAANP
Since 2010: Invited Manuscript Reviewer for Dove Press
Since 2012: Invited Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Holistic Nursing
Media: Interviewed and quoted for article in Reuters series on obesity (May 11, 2012). Insight: America’s hatred of fat hurts obesity fight by Sharon Begley
Interviewed and quoted for peer-reviewed article titled “Is poor weight management a failure of primary care?” Holistic Nursing Practice 2008; 22(6):312-316.
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Preceptor, La Salle University 2013-2014, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010, University of Rochester, 2004, Thomas Jefferson University, 1995-2005.

Admitting Privileges, Princeton Medical Center, 2007-2012.

Fall 2010 – 2012: Health Care Ministry, St. Andrew’s Parish, 2489 Monmouth Road, P.O. Box 277, Jobstown, NJ 08041
May 2012: Workout with Virtua Medical Group (VMG) to establish a NP model practice, Voorhees, NJ.

Explorers Sans Frontieres (ESF) Mission to Haiti with Drexel College of Nursing & Health Professions
June 18-24, 2012. FNP faculty and graduate students along with ESF volunteers and staff delivered primary care services with a global health focus to an underserved population in another country.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
-Abstract Reviewer 2013
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
-Abstract Reviewer 2012
Sigma Theta Tau: Delta Nu Chapter

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