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Patricia Allen

Patricia Allen

Professor and Director
Credentials, Ed.D, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN



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Professional Expertise

She is the founding Director of the Center established in 2004. The Center has received approximately $6 million in funding to achieve the mission of working with colleges, communities and businesses to find solutions for the nursing shortage in Texas and beyond. Her expertise includes: curriculum development and evaluation as well as testing new models of innovation in nursing.

Professional Accolades

• Appointed to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advisory Committee on RN Nursing Education Appointee 2008-2010
• Presentation on National Safety Initiatives Practical Applications For Nurse Educators select to be posted to Texas Board of Nursing Innovations website at Board of Nursing request
• Inaugural cohort of faculty inducted into the National League of Nursing Academy of Nurse Education Fellow 2007
• NLN Ambassador for the National League of Nursing 2006-2008
• AACN Helene Fuld Leadership Fellow 2005-2006 Patricia Allen, Ed.D, R.N., CNE, ANEF Professor and Director of the Center for Nursing Innovation in Education
• Faculty Student Advising Award by Senior Class of The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing 1995
• Faculty Appreciation Award presented by the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center Black Nursing Student’s Association 1995
• Certificate of Appreciation from American Red Cross for Volunteer Work during the Oklahoma City Bombing 1995
• Nominated for Dissertation of the Year, Sigma Theta Tau, Region 2 1994
• Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society ‘ inducted 1980
• Recipient of Federal Graduate Nursing Traineeship 1978-1980