Associate Professor and Associate Dean – Dallas Center
Dr. Woods is an accomplished leader having held positions which include nurse manager, administrator and chief nursing officer in hospitals in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. Dr. Woods has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word, also in San Antonio. She is an alumnus of the TWU undergraduate nursing program. She also holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Woods has over thirty years of experience in nursing as an educator, researcher, practitioner and administrator. Her clinical area of expertise is cardiac nursing, and in particular cardiac rhythm disturbances. Her research has focused on the culture of patient care units and the effect on the retention of nursing staff. She has served on the national board for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and is active with the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Texas Nurse’s Association.
Global involvement includes being recently appointed to the board for the Haiti National School of Nursing Scholarship Fund. Dr. Woods anticipates a trip to Haiti in Nov. 2013.
Research and professional interests: Leadership development, organizational culture, and strategic planning
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