Cole, Joy
Title:
Assistant Professor - Nursing
Office:
HP 203p
Phone:
801-863-6474
Last Updated: 3/28/19 -

 

Professional Goals

I will continue to develop as a caregiver, educator, scholar, and leader to promote the advancement of nursing as a profession and to provide both compassionate nursing care and education to future nurses. 

Education

2013-present: University of Northern Colorado.  Doctoral Candidate (Nursing Education) Expected graduation: May 2019

2011-2012: University of Oklahoma College of Nursing (OU).  Doctoral Student.

2008-2009: University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.  Master of Science (Nursing Education).  GPA: 4.0

2000-2003: Rose State College.  Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. GPA:  3.8

1990-1993: University of Central Oklahoma:  Bachelor of Science in Education.  GPA: 3.2

Professional Experience

2016-present:  Assistant Professor of Nursing, Utah Valley University

Duties include teaching ASN courses on Care of Aging PopulationsPatient Care and Coordination, Maternity/Pediatrics, Nursing Care of Patients with Common Disorders,and the clinical aspect of the Capstone course. Served on the Evaluation Committee; Served on the Online BSN Enhancement ad-hoc committee; Served as a Student Nurse Association advisor

2012-2016:  Professor of Nursing, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC)

Duties included classroom, online, and clinical instruction of students; Participation in departmental and campus committees; Student mentoring; Course coordination for 72 students and 12 faculty team members; Served on the reaccreditation committee and participated in authoring the self-study for ACEN

Courses taught: Nursing Process III (Mental Health and Advanced Med-Surg); Pharmacology; Overview of Nursing.  

2011-2012: Adjunct Professor

Rose State College: Online instructor for Professional Transitions in Nursing.

Oklahoma City Community College:  On-campus instructor for Pharmacology; Clinical instructor for Nursing Process III

 

2009- 2011:  Rose State College, Professor of Nursing.

Duties included classroom, online, and clinical instruction of students; Participation in departmental and campus committees; Student mentoring  

Courses taught: Nursing Care of Geriatric Clients and Clients in Crisis, Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Geriatric and Crisis Practicum, Intermediate Med-Surg, Dosage Calculations for Nurses, Professional Transitions in Nursing.  

Significant accomplishments: Presented seminar on Managing Incivility in the Classroom during Professional Development week; Redesigned Transitionscourse to bring objectives and learning activities into alignment with national recommendations; Built online Dosage Calculations Coursefor online students; Assisted in revision of Faculty Evaluation Policy and Practice; Student Nurse Association advisor. Served on the reaccreditation committee and participated in authoring the self-study for ACEN

2008-2011:  Deaconess Hospital, Lead Nurse (prn status 2011-1013)

Duties: Provision of care for clients in the Birth Center; Making assignments and balancing staffing needs; Participation in departmental committees; Preceptor for new employees

Significant accomplishments: Worked with Parents Resolving Infant Death Experiences (PRIDE) committee to revise policies for parents experiencing fetal demise; Completed Perinatal Continuing Education Program (PCEP) training and preceptor training; Worked with primary care providers and staff nurses to promote evidence-based practice regarding non-nutritive suckling comfort for infants experiencing painful procedures; Earned national certification in inpatient obstetrics.

2008-2009:  Midwest Regional Medical Center, Staff Nurse

Duties: Provision of care for clients in the oncology unit

Significant accomplishments:  Earned national certification in oncology nursing; Worked with nursing leadership to promote evidence based practice regarding continuity of care.

2007-2008: Mercy Health Center, Staff Nurse

Duties: Provision of Care for clients in the Family Birthplace

2005-2007:  Moore Medical Center, Charge Nurse

Duties: Provision of care for clients in the Birth Center; Making assignments and balancing staffing needs; Participation in departmental committees; Preceptor for new employees; Childbirth educator; Breastfeeding educator

Significant accomplishments:  Developed breastfeeding and prepared childbirth classes; Participated in policy development regarding timely assessment of triage clients; Worked with anesthesia providers and nursing leadership to improve safety practices regarding epidural infusions.

 

2003-2005:  OU Medical Center, Staff Nurse

Duties: Provision of care for clients in a multidisciplinary unit (gynecologic oncology, pediatric post-operative care, and obstetrics); Participation in holiday scheduling committee and peer assisted hiring committee.

Honors and Awards

2015-2018: Selected for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program based on academic excellence

2015: Selected for the OCCC Leadership Cadre

2010: Rose State College Excellence in Teaching Nominee

2009: OU College of Nursing Academic Excellence award

2009: OU College of Nursing Community Service Award

2009: OU College of Nursing Professional Excellence Award

2003: Rose State College Academic Excellence Award

Professional Service

2014-present: ACEN reaccreditation site visitor

2018 Preceptor for Jill Johnson, graduate student 

Research Experiences

2018: Research in Progress: “The Lived Healthcare Experiences of Transgender Individuals”; Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with individuals who identify as transgender to identify perceived deficits among caregivers.

2016: “Perceptions of Nursing Students with Anxiety Who use Extended-time Accommodations for Testing”; Qualitative phenomenological focus group interview completed with eight associate degree nursing students who self-identified as having test anxiety and using extended-time accommodations.  This research was presented at the Teaching 4 Learning Conferencein Las Vegas, Nevada 2018.

2015: The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Education on Undergraduate Nursing Students”; Quantitative study conducted in partnership with researchers from East Central University to determine the effectiveness of the curriculum used to teach IPV information to nursing students.  Study completed December of 2015.  

 

 

Community Service

Voluntary church pianist

Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor

Cub Scout Den Leader

Moore Faith Women’s Clinic Volunteer RN

Flu immunization clinic volunteer

Hobbies

Music

Reading

Gardening

Needle work