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Cory Church

Cory Church

Associate Professor


  • Transition to Practice
  • Newly Licensed RN’s Workforce Issues
  • Nurse Residency Programs
  • Competency Development
  • Helping Students Identify Healthy Transition to Practice Work Environments. (October 6, 2021) The transition from student to the practice setting is stressful as a graduate nurse. Faculty should have conversations with students about having a healthy work environment after graduation to promote position satisfaction, patient safety, and the achievement of positive patient outcomes. Don’t miss this podcast with the experts: Cory Church, Texas Tech University, Sheri Cosme, Director, Practice PTAP and ANCC, and Meagan White, Senior Operations Manager, PTAP and ANCC.
  • Church, C. D., Cosme, S. White, M. Creating a Healthy Work Environment Conference, Sigma Theta Tau, Virtual, "Advocating for a Healthy Transition to Practice Work Environment," (February 2021)
  • Detecting the Right Fit: Finding an Accredited Nurse Residency Program. (December 2020) During this webinar, you will learn about how to detect your first right fit from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP). We will examine essential elements of high-performing nurse residency programs.  You will walk away with tangible tips and tools to help you navigate the first steps of your professional nursing journey.
  • White, M., Church, C., Cosme, S. NLN Education Summit, National League for Nursing, "Mastering the Transition to Practice: Helping Your Students Identify a Healthy Work Environment”. (September 2020)
  • Church, C. D., ANPD Annual Convention, Association for Nursing Professional Development, Chicago, Illinois, "The State of Incivility in New Nurses and the Role of NPD Practitioners," Accepted. (April 2020)
  • Church, C. D. (Presenter & Author), SNRS Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, "Comparison of the Work Environment Among Newly Licensed Nurses in Magnet Recognized and Non-Magnet Hospitals," Accepted. (March 2020)
  • Church, C., Zimmerman, B. National Magnet Conference, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Orlando, Florida, "Work Environment Factors Impacting Incivility Among New Nurses," published in proceedings, Accepted. (October 2019)
  • Zimmerman, B., Church, C. D. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Council on Undergraduate Research, Kennesaw, Georgia, "Exploration of Personal and Work Environment Factors Impacting Incivility Among Newly Licensed Registered Nurses," published in proceedings, Accepted. (April 2019)
  • Church, C. D., Denham, S. ACHNE Annual Institute, Association for Community Health Nurse Educators, New Orleans, Louisiana, "Enhancing Nursing Students' Understanding of Veteran Care in the Community," Accepted. (June 2018)
  • Carman, M. L., Church, C. D., & Africa, L. (2021). Nurse Residency Programs: Addressing Barriers in Building and Communicating the Business Case. Nurse Leader, 19(3), 276-280.
  • Trepanier, S., Yoder-Wise, P. S., Church, C. D., & Africa, L. (2021). Nurse Leader's Assumptions and Attitudes Toward Residency Programs for New Graduate Nurses. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 45(1), 26-34. 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000442
  • Cosme, S., White, M., & Church, C. D. (2020). Detecting the Right Fit: How an Accredited Nurse Residency Program Can Ease Your Transition into Practice. American Nurses Association. http://
  • Church, C. D., White, M., & Cosme, S. (2020). Helping Students Identify Healthy Transition to Practice Work Environments. Nurse Educator, 45(4). 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000751
  • Church, C. D. (2019). Accreditation of Transition to Practice Programs: Assessing the Value and Impact. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 35(4), 180-184.
  • Church, C. D. (2018). Factors Influencing Organizational Commitment and Turnover in Nurse Residents. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49(10), 482-488. 10.3928/00220124- 20180918-09
  • Church, C. D. (2016). Defining Competence in Nursing and Its Relevance to Quality Care. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 32(5), E9-E14.