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Terry Jones | Assistant Professor

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Phone: 512 471-9075

Office: NUR 5.137
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Terry L. Jones, RN, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Nursing (tenure track) in the Graduate Program in Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management. Dr. Jones teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on various aspects of leadership, management, quality and safety, and evidence-based practice. She has been a nurse for over 30 years and has served in a variety of roles ranging from critical care staff nurse to Chief Nurse Executive in a large academic medical center and public hospital. Dr. Jones completed her PhD in 2004 at The University of Texas at Austin and was selected to participate in the NIH-Sponsored Clinical Scholars Program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas from 2007-2010. She has been recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses in Dallas-Ft. Worth and an Outstanding Graduate in her doctoral and undergraduate programs.

Dr. Jones’ program of research focuses on improving the nursing work environment and the quality and safety of nursing care in acute care hospitals. She is currently exploring relationships among measures of nursing work time quality and patient outcomes. Novel measures of work time quality in development by Dr. Jones include Dimensions of Nursing Work Time, Perceived Implicit Rationing of Nursing Care (PIRNCA), Perceived Time Pressure, and Nursing Intentions Regarding Prioritization and Spending Time with Patients. Dr. Jones’ work on unfinished nursing care in acute care hospitals is recognized internationally and is cited on the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) web page. She serves on the steering committee for the International Network for the Study of Rationalisation of Nursing Care and collaborates with international nursing colleagues to advance the science of unfinished care.

Dr. Jones utilizes both radiofrequency identification technology (RFID) and the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) methodology in her research to capture nursing time allocation. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations to include the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing, The American Organization of Nursing Executives, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Jones also serves on the Advisory Council for the Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety and is a reviewer for several research journals.

  • 2015-2016: Implicit Rationing of Nursing Time and Care: An Exploration of Salient Behavioral, Normative, and Control Beliefs among Registered Nurses. Partially funded by Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • 2014-2015: A Pilot Study to Determine the Feasibility of Collecting Qualitative Data in Texas Acute Care Hospitals Regarding Organizational Responses to and Compliance with the Texas Nurse Staffing Legislation. Supported with internal funding from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2013-2014: Trends in Texas Nurse Staffing Before and After Implementation of Nurse Staffing Regulations. Supported with internal funding from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2013-2014: Comparison of MISSCARE and PIRNCA Surveys: A Methodological Pilot Study. Principal Investigator, Patti Hamilton. Supported with internal funding from Texas Woman’s University. Funding amount - $3,000.
  • 2011-2012: Measurement of the Dimensions of Nursing Work Time. Funded by the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN). July 14, 2011-July 13, 2012.
  • 2011-2011: Rationing of Nursing Care, Stress of Conscience, and Job Burnout in Texas Hospital Nurses. Funded by The University of Texas at Austin Summer Research Award. June 1, 2011-July 31, 2011.
  • 2008-2009: Quantification of Nursing Surveillance and Nursing Intervention Markers with Real Time Location System (RTLS) and Wi-Fi Technology – Is it Feasible? Funded by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center National Clinical & Translational Clinical Training Award KL2 RR024982-02 Packer (PI).
  • 2004: Nurse Sensitive Process and Outcome Measures for Patients   with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Receiving Mechanical Ventilation. Unfunded dissertation research. The University of Texas at Austin. May, 2004.
  • 1990: Social Isolation in Intubated and Non-Intubated Patients in the ICU. Unfunded thesis. Texas Woman’s University, August, 1990.
  • Jones, T. L., Gemeinhardt, G., Thompson, J. A., & Hamilton, P. (2015). Measuring unfinished nursing care: What to consider when choosing and scoring surveys. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Advanced online publication available on June 25, 2015. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000143
  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., & Murry, N. (2015) Unfinished nursing care, missed care, and implicitly rationed car: State of the science review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(6), 1121-1137. doi:10.1016/jijnstu.2015.02.012
  • Jones, T. (2015). A descriptive analysis of implicit rationing of nursing care: Frequency & patterns in Texas. Nursing Economic$. 33(30), 144-154.
  • Radhakrishnan, K., Jones, T., Weems, D., Knight, T., & Rice, W. (2015). Seamless transitions: Achieving patient safety through communication and Collaboration. Journal of Patient Safety. Advance online publication available March 16, 2015 at www.journalpatientsafety.com.
  • Jones, T. & Yoder, L. (2015). Dimensions of nurse work time: Progress in Instrumentation. Nursing and Health Services, 17(3), 323-330. doi:10.1111/nhs.12191
  • Jones, T. L., Gemeinhardt, G., Thompson, J. A., & Hamilton, P. (2015). Measuring unfinished nursing care: What to consider when choosing and scoring surveys. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Advanced online publication available on June 25, 2015. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000143
  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., & Murry, N. (2015) Unfinished nursing care, missed care, and implicitly rationed car: State of the science review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(6), 1121-1137. doi:10.1016/jijnstu.2015.02.012
  • Jones, T. (2015). A descriptive analysis of implicit rationing of nursing care: Frequency & patterns in Texas. Nursing Economic$. 33(30), 144-154.
  • Radhakrishnan, K., Jones, T., Weems, D., Knight, T., & Rice, W. (2015). Seamless transitions: Achieving patient safety through communication and Collaboration. Journal of Patient Safety. Advance online publication available March 16, 2015 at www.journalpatientsafety.com.
  • Jones, T. & Yoder, L. (2015). Dimensions of nurse work time: Progress in Instrumentation. Nursing and Health Services, 17(3), 323-330. doi:10.1111/nhs.12191
  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., Carryer, J., Sportsman, S., & Gemeinhardt, G. (2014). International network for the study of rationalized nursing care: An overview. In 2nd Annual Conference Proceedings Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014). Global Science and Technology Forum. Doi:10.5176/2315-4330_WNC14.92
  • Jones, T. (2014). Can real time location system technology (RTLS) provide useful estimates of time use among nursing service personnel? Research in Nursing & Health, 37(1), 75-84
  • Jones, T. (2014).  Validation of the perceived implicit rationing of nursing care (PIRNCA) instrument. Nursing Forum (released online January 8, 2014). doi: 10.111/nuf.12076
  • Jones, T., Hamilton, P., Carryer, J., Sportsman, S., & Gemeinhardt, G. (2014). International network for the study of rationalized nursing care: An overview. In 2nd Annual Conference Proceedings Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2014). Global Science and Technology Forum. Doi:10.5176/2315-4330_WNC14.92
  • Jones, T. (2014). Can real time location system technology (RTLS) provide useful estimates of time use among nursing service personnel? Research in Nursing & Health, 37(1), 75-84
  • Jones, T. (2014).  Validation of the perceived implicit rationing of nursing care (PIRNCA) instrument. Nursing Forum (released online January 8, 2014). doi: 10.111/nuf.12076
  • Hammer, J., Jones, T., & Brown, S. (2012). Rapid response teams (RRTs) and failure to rescue (FTR): One community’s experience. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(4), 1-7.
  • Jones, T. (2012). Radiofrequency identification (RFID): Exploiting an old technology for wireless measurement of nurse time and motion. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(9).
  • Jones, T. (2011). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Monitoring on Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Problem of Surveillance and Performance Bias.  Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(1), 40-50.
  • Jones, T.J. (2011). Nursing’s involvement in a culture of safety. In Miller, V. B. (2011). Creating a Just Culture: A Nurse Leader’s Guide. Danvers, MA: HCPro, Inc.
  • Jones, T. (2010). A holistic framework for nursing time: implications for theory, practice, and research. Nursing Forum. 45(3), 188-199.
  • Jones, T., Yoder, L. (2010). Economic Theory and Nursing Administration Research – Is This a Good Combination? Nursing Forum, 45(1), 40-53.
  • Jones, T.  (2005). Aguilera and Messick's Theory of Crisis Intervention.  In S. Ziegler (Ed.), Theory-directed nursing practice. (2nd ed). New York:  Springerhouse, 5-28.
  • Jones, T., Cason, C.L., & Mancini, M.E. (2002).  Evaluating Nurse Competency: Evidence of Validity for a Skills Recredentialing Program.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 18(1), 22-28.
  • Cason, C.L., Jones, T., Brock, J., Maese, P., & Milligan, C. (1999). Nurses’ knowledge of pain management:  Implications for staff education.  Journal of Nursing Staff Development. 16(6), 228-35, 275.
  • Jones, T. (1997). Krisen interventions theorie von Aguilera und Messick. In Ziegler, S. (Ed.), Theoriegeleitete p. flegepraxis. New York:  Springerhouse, 7-26.
  • Jones, T. (1996). Respiratory assessment:  Clinical history and physical examination.  In Ruppert, S. (ed.), Critical Care Nursing:  Clinical Management through the Nursing Process, (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, F.A. Davis, 431-432.
  • Jones, T. (1996). Respiratory Dysfunction.  In Ruppert, S. (Ed.), Critical Care Nursing:  Clinical Management through the Nursing Process, (2nd ed.).  Philadelphia, F. A. Davis, 475-498.
  • Jones, T. (1994). From diabetic ketoacidosis to hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome:  The spectrum of uncontrolled hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus.  Critical Care Clinics of North America, 6(4), 703-721.
  • Jones, T.  (1993). Assisting with bedside bronchoscopy.  In R. Boggs & M. Wooldridge-King (Eds.), AACN procedure manual for critical care nursing (3rd ed.).  Orlando:  W.B. Saunders, 119-224.
  • Jones, T.  (1993). Aguilera and Messick's Theory of Crisis Intervention.  In S. Ziegler (Ed.), Theory-directed nursing practice.  New York:  Springerhouse, 5-26.
  • Jones, T., & Roberts, M.(1992). Orientation and development of preceptors.  In J. Lohrman & S. Kinkade (Eds.), Competency based orientation in the ICU.  St. Louis:  Mosby. 
  • Jones, T., & Roberts, M. (1992). The orientee:  Stressors and challenges.  In J. Lohrman & S. Kinkade (Eds.), Competency based orientation in the ICU.  St. Louis:  Mosby.
  • Jones, T.  (1990). Acute pneumonia.  In B. Mims (Ed.), Case studies in critical care.  Boston:  Williams and Wilkins, 193-200.
  • Jones, T.  (1990). Diabetic ketoacidosis.  In B. Mims (Ed.), Case studies in critical care.  Boston:  Williams and Wilkins, 352-361.
  • Jones, T.  (1990). Asthma.  In B. Mims (Ed.), Case studies in critical care.  Boston:  Williams and Wilkins, 224-231.
  • Daly, J., & Jones, T.  (1988). An independent study in conjunction with a sophomore nursing course.  Journal of Nursing Education, 27 (5), 231-232.