1992 - Poldi Tschirch, RN, PhD

Dr. Poldi TschirchAdvisor: 

Susan Cayleff, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title:

The Caring Tradition: Nursing Ethics in the United States 1890-1915

Current Position and Address:

Dean, School of Nursing Professor
University of St. Thomas
School of Nursing
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
phone: 713-525-6991
email: tschirp@stthom.edu

Dr. Poldi Tschirch is the dean of the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing. She can speak on nursing education, nursing education policy and nursing workforce development.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:

  • 2011 Texas Nurses Association District 9 President’s Award
  • 2004 United States Distance Learning Award for Health Care and
  • Telemedicine Category, Excellence in Distance Education Programming
  • 2004 Selected to participate in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Senior Fellowship for Universities and Health Related Institutions, Austin, TX – May 19-22, 2004
  • 2003 Texas Interactive Media Award, presented by the Austin Area Multimedia Alliance for the Web-based continuing education course, Telehealth 101: Basic Principles of Telehealth – March 9, 2003
  • 05/2002 Faculty Excellence Award, UTMB School of Nursing
  • 2001 President’s Award, Texas Nurses Association
  • 2000 Recipient of the UTMB School of Nursing Staff Assembly Faculty Recognition Award
  • 03/1997 Inducted into the UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association Hall of Fame
  • 05/1993 Recipient of the Alpha Delta Chapter Excellence in Nursing Education Award
  • 05/1993, 1990 Recipient of the UTMB School of Nursing Achievement in Media Award
  • 05/1989 Faculty Excellence Award, Awarded by Faculty of the UTMB School of Nursing at Galveston
  • 12/1989 Recipient of Sigma Theta Tau Media Award for Region 3, Electronic Nursing Media for the videotape “A Century of Excellence, A Vision for the Future: A History of the University of Texas School of Nursing at Galveston”
  • 05/1984 Recipient of the James E. Beall Memorial Student Address Award, Sponsored by the UTMB, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Nursing, Nursing Education Policy, Nursing Workforce Development

EDUCATION:
  • 1974 - Bachelor of Science - Nursing Cum Laude- Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
  • 1983 - Master of Science - Nursing - University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston, School of Nursing
  • 1992 - Doctor of Philosophy - Medical Humanities - Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston
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