Theresa E Allison
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing
Dr. Allison has been practicing in the nursing profession since 1989, completing her ADN at Yavapai College, and BSN at the University of Phoenix, graduating with honors. She continued her education at The University of Arizona, College of Nursing earning a MSN and FNP certificate, as well as completing a program in Foundations of Rural Primary Care. Most recently she was awarded her DNP from Grand Canyon University. Reaching the medically underserved has always been her passion in the nursing and in research.
In 2001, Dr. Allison recognized the unmet needs of an underserved and uninsured population in mid-northwest Tucson. What began as a screening program evolved into a primary care practice. Volunteering as the Clinical Director of the Victory Mobile Medical Unit, she provides care to over 800 individuals annually.
Dr. Allison is equally passionate about promoting the Nurse Practitioner role as a primary option for health care. She has taught advanced nursing practice as an Assistant Professor at Grand Canyon University since 2011. She is one of Tucson’s Fabulous 50 Nurses, a member of the Beta Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
- Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing
- Grand Canyon Univeristy, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Health Promotion for Medically Underserved Patient Populations
- M.S.N. Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner credentials
- The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- Factors Affecting Access to Health Care for Rural Arizona Minorities
- B.S.N. Nursing
- The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- The Univeristy of Arizona (2016 - Ongoing)
- Grand Canyon University (2011 - 2016)
- Victory Mobile Medical Unit (2010 - 2019)
- Take Care Health Clinic (2008 - 2012)
- National Disaster Medical Systems - HHS (2002 - Ongoing)
- Poster Presentation
- AANP, Fall 2016
Licensure & Certification
- Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP (2005)
- RN, Arizona Board of Nursing (1989)
Health promotion, medically underserved populations,
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Fall 2020)
Health AssessmentNURS 609A (Fall 2020)
Advanced Primary CareNURS 620B (Summer I 2020)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Spring 2020)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Fall 2019)
Health AssessmentNURS 609A (Fall 2019)
Advanced Primary CareNURS 620B (Summer I 2019)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Summer I 2019)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Spring 2019)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Fall 2018)
Health AssessmentNURS 609A (Fall 2018)
Advanced Primary CareNURS 620B (Summer I 2018)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Summer I 2018)
DNP ProjectNURS 922 (Spring 2018)
Introduction to Primary CareNURS 620A (Spring 2018)
Clinical ResidencyNURS 693A (Fall 2017)
Health AssessmentNURS 609A (Fall 2017)
Introduction to Primary CareNURS 620A (Spring 2017)
Health AssessmentNURS 609A (Fall 2016)
- Prettyman, A., Knight, E. P., & Allison, T. E. (2018). OSCEs from Virtually Anywhere!. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 14(8), e157-e163. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.05.007More infoThe Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is used in Nurse Practitioner (NP) education programs to evaluate students’ clinical competency. The OSCE was developed to be done with students on campus in a simulation lab, but for online NP programs, an on-campus environment is a barrier to the use of OSCEs. The Virtual OSCE eliminates this barrier and provides an effective method of implementing OSCEs and evaluating student competencies in online NP education.
- Prettyman, A., Knight, E. P., Allison, T. E., Martin Plank, L. M., Prettyman, A., Knight, E. P., Allison, T. E., Martin Plank, L. M., Prettyman, A., Knight, E. P., Allison, T. E., & Martin Plank, L. M. (2018, April). The use of OSCE in Nurse Practitioner Education. NONPF. Indianapois, Indiana: NONPF.More infoThis symposium will discuss the role of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Nurse Practitioner education as a way to provide simulation based learning, assess student readiness for clinic and practice, measure performance, and test competency levels for NP students across populations and at various points in the curriculum. As a specialized type of clinical simulation experience, the OSCE has been used in medical education for several decades and is more recently being used by nurse practitioner programs. Traditionally NP students are evaluated by clinical preceptors and periodically by clinical faculty in community clinical placement sites. The OSCE provides a standardized, controlled, repeatable environment for faculty to assess student competencies both on ground and virtually. The OSCE is an ideal environment for formative teaching or for summative evaluation of NP students. This symposium showcases exemplars from 5 different NP programs across the country: The University of San Francisco, the University of California, San Francisco, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and the University of Arizona. Each school will provide an overview of their OSCE program including the model/design, resources, costs, student and faculty feedback, next steps, and future goals. This symposium will provide an interactive discussion to engage interested faculty and program directors in the use of OSCE simulation for their NP program.
- Allison, T. E. (2017, June). The Importance of Health Promotion for Medically Underserved Patient Populations. American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Philadelphia, PA.