Dr. Amy Richards

Name: Dr. Amy Richards

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7641

Title: Assistant Professor and The Bernsen Endowed Professorship

Department: Health Sciences

Office: Health Sciences, Room 159

Dr. Amy Richards

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Dr. Richards is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and The Bernsen Endowed Professorship in the Department of Health Sciences at Rogers State University.

Education

Ph.D., Nursing
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
2018

M.S., Nursing
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
2012

B.S., Nursing
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
1986

Certifications

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health RN-BC, ANCC
  • Protecting Human Research Participants Certification (PHRP)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider, American Heart Association
  • Legal Nurse Consultant, Certified
  • MammaCare Specialist, Breast Health Educator Certificate

Licenses

  • Registered Nurse – Oklahoma Multistate License
  • Registered Nurse – Illinois
  • Registered Nurse – Michigan
  • Registered Nurse – New York

Professional Experience

2020-Present, The Bernsen Endowed Professorship
2017-Present, Assistant Professor, Nursing
2011-2017, Nursing Instructor
Department of Health Sciences
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

2008-2011, Infection Control Preventionist
Claremore Regional Hospital, Claremore, OK

2006-2008, Clinic Manager
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

2004-2006, Outreach Coordinator
Warren Cancer Research Foundation, Tulsa, OK

2000-2004, Supervisor
Saint Francis Parish Nurse Program, Tulsa, OK

1998-2000, Intake Coordinator
1991-1998, Quality Assurance Analyst
1986-1991, Staff Nurse
Saint Francis Home Health, Tulsa, OK

Professional Memberships

  • Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corp-active
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), past Chapter Treasurer
  • National Association for Catholic Nurses, past President

Honors & Awards

  • The Bernsen Endowed Professorship, Rogers State University, 2020
  • Heart of Nursing Award, Kramer School of Nursing, 2018
  • Graduate with High Honors, PhD, Kramer School of Nursing, 2018
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2017
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association Scholarship, April 2017
  • Awarded Great100Nurses Foundation, September 30, 2014
  • Kramer School of Nursing Scholarship, 2014
  • Alpha Chi, National College Honor Scholarship Society, 2013
  • Saint Cecilia Scholarship, 2011 and 2012

Grants

  • National Library of Medicine Grant, Saint Francis Parish Nurse Program – Providing Health Education to Our Communities, 2000-2002

University Governance

  • University Library Committee, Rogers State University-active
  • School of Nursing Curriculum Committee, Rogers State University-active

Professional Growth & Development

  • National League of Nursing, Ambassador, March 2017
  • American Nurse Association, Committee Member to the Professional Issues Panel: Barriers to RN Scope of Practice
  • American Nurse Association, Member
  • National League of Nursing, Member
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Item Development Volunteer, since 2012
  • National Student Nurse Association, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau; Mu Iota Member since 2001 and past Board member
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association Committee Member: Governmental Activities
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), former member; past chapter treasurer
  • Curriculum Revision Toolkit, Tulsa, OK, 5/2012
  • Coaching Academy for Nurse Educators Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, 7/2011
  • CIP Intermediate Infection Prevention Training, 7/2011
  • CIP Basic Infection Prevention Training, Tulsa, OK  6/2011
  • Future of Nursing Summit, Oklahoma City, OK, 6/2011
  • Third Annual Disaster Medicine Symposium, Tulsa, OK, 4/2011
  • National Healthcare Safety Network, Tackling HAI Reporting, Norman, OK, 11/2010

Teaching Activities

  • Centers for Teaching and Learning, Online Accessibility for Those With Disabilities, Certification Feb 2019
  • Foundations of Excellence, Philosophy Committee Member, September 2018 to present
  • Faculty Senate, Secretary, Rogers State University, elected Officer, 2016 to 2018
  • Faculty Senate, Rogers State University, elected representative
  • Conference Reviewer, SHIELD Interdisciplinary Conference, Rogers State University, March 2018
  • Evaluation Committee Chair, Rogers State University, Department of Nursing, Associate Degree Program, 2016 to 2018
  • University Curriculum Committee Member, Rogers State University, 2018 to present
  • Curriculum Committee Member, Rogers State University, Department of Nursing, Associate Degree Program, 2015 to present
  • Policy Committee Member, Rogers State University, Department of Nursing, 2017 to present
  • Library Committee Member and Academic Technology Committee Member, Rogers State University, 2015-16
  • Shared Leave Committee Member, Rogers State University, 2015 to present

Memberships

  • Board Member, Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma, elected 2015 to 2019
  • Nurse Volunteer, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Nurse Clinic, 2016 to 2019
  • Volunteer, Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Rogers, Osage, Mayes Counties, 2015-2018
  • Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, active volunteer

Presentations  and Publications 

  • Sigma Theta Tau Leadership Conference Presenter – The Efficacy of Pet Therapy in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students, Test Anxiety, New Orleans, LA,  February 2019
  • Leadership Connection Publication, Sigma Theta Tau – Gary’s Story, Sepsis Protocols Work, online publication February 2019
  • SHIELD Interdisciplinary Conference Presenter – The Efficacy of Pet Therapy in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students, Test Anxiety, Rogers State University, March 2018
  • Dissertation, Kramer School of Nursing, Oklahoma City University – The Efficacy of Pet Therapy in Pre-Licensure Nursing Students, Test Anxiety, February 2018
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association State Convention, Poster Presentation – The Craziness of Mental Health, Norman, OK, October 2017
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Conference Presenter – The Craziness of Mental Health, Indianapolis, IN, September, 2016
  • International Conference of Qualitative Research Presenter – Caring For and Caring About – Does Nursing
  • Experience Matter? University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2016
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association State Convention Presenter: Fatigue and 12-Hour Nursing Shifts – Is it Worth the Risk? Oklahoma City, OK, October 2015
  • Oklahoma Nurse Newspaper Publication – Fatigue and 12-Hour Nursing Shifts – Is it Worth the Risk? October 2015
  • Capstone Project:  Incorporation of Evidence-Based Best Teaching Practices for Future Teaching, December 2012