Dr. Toi Durham
Dr. Toi DurhamDirector, Bachelor of Science in NursingNatural Sciences
My nursing journey began almost 30 years ago as a two-time graduate from a Community College with my License Vocational Nursing, shortly followed by my associate degree in nursing. I had wonderful professors and gained mentors in each of these achievements. I gravitated towards many areas in nursing, including Mental Health, Population Health, Public Health, Forensic Nursing, Travel Nursing, Infection control, Foreign Travel, Managed care, and Academia. During this time, I truly learned the art of service and developed an innate desire to continue my education; pursing my master's degree with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership and Administration, and Nurse Educator which led to my career in academia. With a strong desire to serve and represent nursing in a greater capacity, I pursued my Doctoral degree. Nurses are of course life-long learners, over the years my passion for serving others, especially those that suffer with a mental illness diagnosis led me to pursue post certification a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner more recently.
- Capella University - DNP, 2019
- Capella, emphasis in Nursing Leadership and Administration, and Nurse Educator – MSN, 2015
- Post-Masters PMHNP Scholar, 2023
NA – none at UHD as of yet, I am responsible for all but, I will be teaching:
NURS 4595 Professional Practice Capstone
NURS 3310 Health Care of Older Adults
Courses I have taught at other universities/schools:
Mental Health Nursing
Community Population Health
Transition to Practice
Leadership for Quality, Safety, and Health Policy course
Over 28 years of Nursing experience in various areas
Director/Coordinator of undergraduate Curriculum and Accreditation
SME Contractor for development and review of MSN Nursing Leader and Educator Program courses
Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor MSN Nurse Practitioner and BSN Nursing Programs Staff and Program Development
Quality Improvement related to Transitioning the Elderly Population to the Community-2019
PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Scholar 2023
"Going beyond career development, but preparation of the student for a lifetime of learning and service in the community they live in" is a vison that builds character that is so vital for our society; I look forward to being a part of this plan.
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The Talk (Presented on Anxiety, resilience, and management of post-covid stress for students.
Presentation: Nursing Pinning Ceremony Guest Presenter
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Culture of Nursing Recognition
Patient Safety Initiative : Evidence-Based Change
Co-Chair for the Admissions and Progressions Committee for the School of Nursing
Co-Chair for the Curriculum Committee
Co-Chair- Policy development for Dosage Calculation Proficiency
Chair of the Faculty Development Committee
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing- ETA Phi Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing- Omega Gamma Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing -Omega Gamma Chapter-Officer 2021-2023
Chair- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
American Association of College of Nursing
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
Texas Nurses Association (TNA) Member
Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs