Transitioning from Clinical Nursing to Nursing Faculty

Aired on September 24, 2015

Webinar Overview

Are you considering a faculty career but are unsure of where to start or what to expect? Join us as two current Jonas Scholars explore the transition from clinical nursing to nursing faculty and provide a framework for this transition. The speakers will also explore the different faculty roles that are available for clinical nurses and describe some needed components that will help make a smooth transition.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speakers

Hilda Haynes-Lewis, MS, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Jonas Veteran Healthcare Scholar (2014-2016)

Ms. Haynes-Lewis is currently a full- time PhD student at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. As a nurse practitioner with a focus on oncology clinical trials, her experience spans more than two decades working with an urban undeserved population in the Bronx, NY. Her dedication to these patients is evidenced by her participation in community outreach such as the coordination of community health fairs in the federal low- income housing projects and for more than 20 years, the annual Survivorís Day luncheon for cancer survivors and their families from the surrounding neighborhoods. She is instrumental in the training of study coordinators and education of ancillary staff to ensure study procedures are maintained at a large multi-site academic center in the Bronx. She facilitates the dissemination of accurate and timely information concerning accrual and progress toward the goals of the project. She has also participated in many aspects of clinical trial programs including recruitment of study participants, education of study participants and families regarding the study regimen, and supervising the implementation of several clinical trials including bio- behavioral studies. In addition, she has been involved in the development of a bio- behavioral study of the quality of life of patients undergoing radiation therapy. Her overall goal is to improve the coordination of care and services provided to urban older African Americans with advanced cancer; specifically to contribute to the understanding of the effects of psychological distress on supportive care needs.

Triniece Pearson, MBA, BSN, RN
Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar (2014-2016)

Triniece Pearson is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before entering the PhD program at UIC, she obtained a BSN in 2006 followed by a MBA in Health Administration in 2009. While at UIC, Ms. Pearson has worked as a Teaching Assistant in the College of Nursing and as a Research Nurse in the College of Medicine. She plans to pursue a career in research and academia. Ms. Pearsonís research interest is in reducing the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV in African American Women.

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