I have been an RN since 1979 and an NP in Geriatrics since 1996. I came to academia full time in 2001. I live in a small community in the bay area on the water with my husband, dog and cat. I enjoy camping, hiking, backcountry backpacking, good food, and just life in general. I am a native to California and the north bay. I was born in Napa and grew up in Yountville.
My academic interests range from pharmacology to interprofessional education. I firmly believe in the use of simulation as form of learning among the professions. I have been active in co-developing several IPE approaches to learning at SMU.
I am a graduate at all levels of the California public education system except for my doctorate. I chose an online endeavor in the education for my doctorate degree and was very pleased with the process overall.
My research interests involve self care practices in the future health care professional. I am currently working with two other faculty members in the school of nursing on implementing a simple self care practice in the student population.
My other area of interest is in the development of mentorships for new faculty. My doctorate dissertation explored the needs of faculty who are experts in their field of nursing but new to academia. I am also actively involved in the IGNITE Project to develop interprofessional education opportunities. This is a joint endeavor between SMU and the Joint Medical Program of UCSF & UCB. It uses problem based learning as the primary instructional tool for medical education. For our first year, we brought together 54 students from the JMP, SoN, and CRNA programs for 5 sessions the address error disclosure methods using PBL, reflective journaling, and Standardize Patient simulations.
I am currently the Program Director for the pre licensure portion of the ELMS program in Oakland and Sacramento. I teach several foundational courses; Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Adult/Older Adult Med Surg, Clinical Internship, and Leadership as well as manage the students through the first 4 semesters of the prelicensure portion of the ELMSN program.
I also coordinate with the program directors of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Case Management programs. I am actively involved in the interview process on both campuses of the new potential students.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
2015 Gwin, T., Villanueva, C., & Wong, J. (2015) Student Developed and Led
Simulation Scenarios. Nurse Education Perspectives, National League of Nursing. Accepted Sept 2015, publication date pending.
2012 Gwin, T. (2012) The experiences of registered nurses transitioning from patient care settings to academia. Walden University. ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis, 166. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1237996271
1993 Contributor: Holloway, N.M. Editor 4th ed. Nursing the Critically Ill Patient. Chapter on Pulmonary Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures. Addison-Wellsley
Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:
Sept 2015 International Poster on Propelling Baccalaureate Nursing Education Forward: the Case for Accelerated BSN Programs. American Association of History of Nursing, Dublin Ireland, University College of Dublin
January 2015 Poster on Student Developed and Led Simulation experiences at Innovation and Technology Symposium Samuel Merritt University
April 2015 Poster on Student Developed and Led Simulation experiences at Faculty Spring Symposium Samuel Merritt University
January 2014 Poster presented by Celeste Villanueva at Intentional Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Conference; co-authored with Laurie Rosa, Dr. Amy Garland, Dr. Bill Stiers and Dr. Amin Azzam.
May 2012 Poster on The experiences of registered nurses transitioning from patient care settings to academia. Kaiser Research Days – Vallejo and Vacaville CA
Abstracts and Invited Presentations:
April 2015 Abstract presentation: Student Developed and Led Simulation Experiences Faculty Spring Symposium Samuel Merritt University
May 2014 Abstract presentation: IGNITE: the interprofessional education project of SMU and UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program; Faculty Spring Symposium Samuel Merritt University
April 2014 Abstract presentation: IGNITE: the interprofessional education project of SMU and UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program at National Academies of Practice Conference by Dr. Karen Wolf; co-authored with Dr. Terry Nordstrom, Dr. Amin Azzam
Feb 2014 Abstract presentation: The Experiences of Registered Nurses Transitioning from Patient Care Settings to Academia. AACN’s Masters Essentials Conference, Scottsdale AZ
May 2013 Abstract presentation: The Experiences of Registered Nurses Transitioning from Patient Care Settings to Academia. Faculty Spring Symposium Samuel Merritt University
May 2000 Abstract presentation: Nurse Practitioner and Physician Collaboration Practice in a Geriatric Setting. Co-presenter, Dr. Jeff Beane. The Geriatric Society on Aging Conference, Nashville TN.
Mar 2016 Chair of Gerontological Nursing Panel for Nagano University visiting School of Nursing, San Francisco Peninsula Campus Samuel Merritt University
Oct 1999 Invited presenter: Geriatric Symposium Video Conference, Kaiser Oakland
May 1999 Invited presenter for National Urologic Nurse Conference Dallas TX; two topics
1. Differentiation between Prostatitis and Epididymitis
2. Differentiating between Depression and Delirium.
Nov 1998-99 Invited presenter: Management and prevention of Congestive Heart Failure. Patient and provider educational series for North American Medical Management. Emeryville, CA.
1996 – 1997 Dr. Trish Moore. Participant and data collector in study of decreased Emergency Dept use over a 18 mth period of the homebound frail elder after home intervention of a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Not published.
Nov 1997-98 Invited presenter: Slowing Down Osteoporosis. Patient and provider educational series for North American Medical Management. Emeryville, CA
Nov 1997 Invited presenter: Aspects of Normal Aging. Brown Bag series on Aging, UC Berkeley Teng Center.
March 1997 Invited guest lecturer; Geriatric Assessment. Dr. Trish Moore, BSN course, Samuel Merritt College, Oakland CA.
June 1996 Developed and presented a 6 day seminar on Basic Geriatric Assessment in a Skilled Nursing Facility for RN’s and LVN’s. Masonic Home, Union City
I am a member of the ANA and Sigma Theta Tau.
I work in a non profit cancer prevention organization called the Bay Area Tumor Institute helping to manage cancer prevention trials. Currently I am involved in the LEAP trial and Vitamin D prevention trial.
I am trained as a teacher in a moving meditation practice called the 5 Rhythms the work of Gabrielle Roth. I work with this practice in overt as well as unspoken ways to bring an understanding to the chaos that is healthcare today.