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Evans, E. (TSU Director) and Hunter, C. (TSU Program Coordinator), “Competency Focused Approach to Clinical Experiences (C-FACE)” Multi-site research grant project awarded to The University of Texas sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Tarleton as a grant partner received $214,171 (January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017).

Evans, E. (Director), Yeager, J. J. (Co-director), Woods, D. (Co-investigator), "Using BSN RN Mentors for Increasing Enrollment and Integrating Simulation Across the Curriculum: Metrics of Success" Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $295,154. (January 1, 2012 - August, 2015).

Rugari, S. M. (PI), Snyder, D. A., Merriman, J., & Stewart, A. (2013-2014). Utilizing child-centered play therapy tenets to train volunteers in a therapeutic riding program: Revised curriculum and instrument. Organized Research Grant (ORG), Tarleton State University, $7,225.

Winton, M.B. (May 2014). Acculturation, health perceptions, healthcare practices, and influencing factors among Korean immigrants living in rural Texas. Dissertation.

Yeager, J. J. (Director) and Hunter, C. (Co-investigator), "Enhancing Simulation Realism and Building Lab and Simulation Capacity in a Rural BSN Program," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $148,291. (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016).

Yeager, J. J. (Director), Montgomery, J. (Co-PI), Hunter, C. (Co-investigator), and Gray, B. (Co-investigator), "Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Related to a Disaster Preparedness Exercise in Baccalaureate Nursing Students," Sponsored by Tarleton State University, $4,575. (August 25, 2014 - August 25, 2015).

Yeager, J. J., "The Relationships Between Licensed Vocational Nurses' Care, Documentation and Perceptions of Dementia-compromised Behaviors in the Nursing Home" (Dissertation; December 2013).

Program Grants

Evans, E. (Director), Winton, M.B. (Co-director), Montgomery, J. (Program Faculty), "Nursing Mentorship Program" Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, $170,787. (January 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016).

Evans, E. (Director), Woods, D. (Co-director), Figueroa, A. (Program Coordinator), Zapata, C. (Program Coordinator), and Virgin, T. (Clinical Partner Representative) “Minority Recruitment and Retention Initiative (MRRI): Strategies to Increase Recruitment and Retention of African-American and Hispanic Nursing Majors in a Rural-located BSN Program”, Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $149,171. (September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2016).

Scholarly Activities

Dorris, D., Montgomery, J. E., Virgin, T. (2015, March). Keeping it REAL in Population Health: Building the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders Podium Presentation presented at the Association for Community Health Conference (ACHI), Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

Hunter, C., Montgomery, J., Winton, M., Yeager, J. J. (2014, November). Poster presentation Texas Rural Health Association, Ft Worth, Texas, “Community Based Disaster Preparedness Simulation”

Rugari, S. M., Major, S. M., & Kennedy, A. (2013). A horse is a horse--and sometimes part of a clinical team, too. American Nurse Today, 8(9).

Since 2014, Dr. Winton has consulted with Elsevier on the revision of pharmacology nursing textbooks.

Since 2008, Dr. Yeager has consulted with Elsevier on the revision of pharmacology and gerontological nursing textbooks.