faculty profile

Tom Christenbery   PhD, RN, CNE

Professor
Director of Program Evaluation

Bio

Tom Christenbery joined the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty in 2000. His areas of scholarly interest include program evaluation and evidence-based practice. Tom is co-faculty advisor for VUSN's chapter of the America Association of Men in Nursing. In addition, Tom is a faculty sponsor for VUSNPride and the Queer Graduate Professional Student affinity group (Queer GPS).

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University (Nursing Science). Dissertation: Mental Representations as Determinants of Coping Interventions and Appraisal for Individuals with COPD
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University (Nursing Administration)
  • BSN, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator

Academic Interests

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Theories of Science
  • Ethics

Grants

School of Nursing Stakeholder Identification and Participation. Co-Principal investigator. South East Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Award: $1,400.00. 2014

Self-Appraisal of the Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Fellowship Program. Principal investigator. Institutional Clinical Translational Science Award from NIH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. $900.00. 2012 - 2013

Scientific Advisory Panel. Tennessee Men's Health Report Card. Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health. 2011 - 2012.

Representative Publications

Journals

Pitts, C. & Christenbery, T. (2019). Novice nurse practitioner faculty and the online educator?s role. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. (In press). 

Oermann, M.H., Christenbery, T., & Turner, K. (2018). Writing publishable review, research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice manuscripts. Nursing Economics, 36, 268-275.

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., & Phillippi, J. (2018). Appreciative advising pilot study: An innovative approach to advising Doctor of Nursing practice students. Nurse Educator, doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000593

Christenbery, T. (2017). Interviews in qualitative research: Standalone interviews do not equal qualitative research. Nurse Author & Editor, 27(4). 

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., & Phillippi, J. (2017). Appreciative Advising: An innovative approach to advising Doctor of Nursing Practice students. Nurse Educator, 42(6), E1 ? E3. 

Hande, K., Williams, T., Robbins, H., Kennedy, B., & Christenbery, T. (2017). Leveling Evidence-Based Practice Across the Nursing Curriculum. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, January 2017. (*)

Read, A., Hicks, J. & Christenbery, T.L. (2017). Appreciative Advising in Nursing. Nurse Educator.(*)

Odom, L. & Christenbery, T.L. (2016, accepted for publication).There?s An ?AAP? For That: Designing Mobile Phone Technology to Improve Asthma Action Plan Use in Adolescent Patients. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (*)

Christenbery, T., Williamson, A., Sandlin, V., & Wells, N. (2016). Immersion in evidence-based practice fellowship program: A transforming experience for staff nurses. Journal of Nurses in Professional Development 32(1), 15 ? 20. (*).

Ardisson, M. K., Smallheer, B., Moore, G. & Christenbery, T. C. (2015). Meta-Evaluation: Experiences in an Accelerated Graduate Nurse Education Program. Journal of Professional Nursing 31(6), 508 ? 515. (*)

DeKoninck, B. & Christenbery, T. L. (2015). Skin cancer screening in the medically underserved population: A unique opportunity for APNs to make a difference. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 27(9), 501 -506. (*)

Christenbery, T. L. (2014). The curriculum vitae: Gateway to academia. Nurse Educator 39(6), 267 ? 268. (*)

Griffith, D. M., Penson, D. F. Bailey, R. K., Bailey-Coursey, S. B., Brown, J., Brown, K. C., Christenbery, T. et.al. (2014). 2014 Tennessee men?s health report card. http://tnmenshealthreportcard.vanderbilt.edu

Book Chapters

Christenbery, T.L. (2016). Formulating evaluation questions. In M. Oermann (Ed.), A systematic approach to assessment and evaluation of nursing programs. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott

Christenbery, T.L. In Silverstri, L. A., et al. (2012). Saunders review for NCLEX-RN. Philadelphia: Saunders

Books

Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations Skills and Roles. New York: Springer Publishing.

Representative Presentations

Enhancement of the Community Health Nursing Student Experience: Interdisciplinary Global Health Immersion Project, Durham, NC (paper), 2016

Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Immersion: Transforming Staff Nurse's Professional Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International, Las Vegas, NV (paper), 2015

Tennessee Men's Health Report Card, Tennessee Nurse's Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN (paper), 2014

Transforming Nurses' Professional: Evidence-Based Practice, Tennessee Hospital Association, Nashville, TN (poster), 2014

Staff Nurses Transforming Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, (poster), 2014

Marketing and Recruitment of Men into Master's and Doctoral Nursing Programs, Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (co-presenter), 2014

Reviewer

  • Heart and Lung Journal of Critical Care
  • Nurse Educator
  • Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Assembly of Men in Nursing

Honors/Awards

  • Ingeborg Mauksch Award, Recognition for mentoring new faculty, 2010
  • Sarah K. Archer Award, Outstanding contributions in teaching, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, 2009