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Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN
Associate Professor - Houston Center

Dr. Freysteinson is a full graduate faculty scholar at Texas Woman's University. The PhD nursing science courses she teaches are writing for publication, literature review, scholarship and philosophy. In the masters in nursing program, she teaches theory and research.

Prior to accepting a full time position at Texas Woman's University, Dr. Freysteinson had extensive experience across the continuum of care. She was a director of nursing for the largest non-profit home health in Southwestern United States. In addition, she opened and directed a home and inpatient hospice program. Dr. Freysteinson also has extensive experience in skilled nursing and hospital nursing including emergency, neurosurgery, and medicine. 

Dr. Freysteinson is Icelandic and lived in a small Icelandic community in Canada. She has global contacts primarily in Canada, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.

Her research focus is the Language of Clinical Scholarship.  Her body image and the experience of the mirror for individuals who have suffered a recent visible body disfigurement due to surgery and/or trauma has resulted in sensitive meaningful nurse-patient communications. 

Dr. Freysteinson is a Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar. In this program she honed her leadership skills and researched an accent modification program for nursing students in order to enhance their communication skills. Dr. Freysteinson has published numerous articles and has presented her work locally, nationally and internationally.

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