Detailed Information for Susan Sportsman

Dr. Susan Sportsman 
Nursing, Wilson School of
 » Adjunct
Office Location
Bridwell Hall 104 
Voice: (940) 397-4594
Fax: (940) 397-4513

Contact Information

My Websites



Health Care Administration and Policy

Conflict Resolution

Innovative Teaching Strategies (High Fidelity Patient Simulation, Dedicated Nursing Units


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2012 6882  X11  Evidence Based Project II     
Details Spring 2012 6892  X21  Evidence Based Project III     
Details Summer I 2011 NURS 6221/2    Nursing Administration: Synthesis and Application    Off-Campus 

Online course

Details Fall 2010 NURS 6882  x11  Evidence Based Project II     online

Course is an online course.  Students will be expected to come to class one day during the semester.  Check the  course syllabus posted on Blackboard for specific information regarding the date and time of the on-campus class.

Details Fall 2010 HSAD 5123   x10; 101  Health Care Personnel    Dillard College of Business Administration 124 and online

All day meeting on  Monday, August 23 and November 22

Remainder of course delivered online

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Texas Woman's University Ph.D., Nursing  
University of Texas @ Arlington MSN, Nursing  
Texas Woman's University MS, Health Care Instruction  
Baylor University BSN  

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 College of Health Sciences and Human Services  Dean,    
 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing  Associate Dean for Practice    
 Harris Methodist Health Services  Vice President, Mental Health Services    

Research and Publications

             Publications from last 10 years:


            Sportsman, S. (2010) Competency Education and Validation in the United States:  What

            Should Nurses Know?  Nursing Forum.  45(3).  July-September. 139-147.


            Sportsman, S.  Wieck, K. Yoder Wise, P., Light, K., Jordan, C.  Creating Tomorrow’s

             Leaders Today: the    Emerging Nurse Leader Program of the Texas Nurses Association. 

            Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.   June, 2010.


Roberts, K., Lockhart, R., & Sportsman, S. (2009)  Development of a Competency Transcript as a Communication Tool Between Education and Practice.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(1).  January.


Sportsman, S., Shumacker, R, & Hamilton, P. The Impact of Scenario-based High Fidelity Patient Simulation on Academic Metrics of Student Success. Accepted by Nursing Education Perspectives, January, 2009.


Sportsman, S. Bolton, C., Bradshaw, P., Close, D., Lee, M., Townley, N., & Watson, M.A (2009) Regional Simulation Center Partnership:  A Collaboration to Improve Staff and Student Competency.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing   40(20) 67-73.  February.


Decker, S., Sportsman, S., Puetz, L., Billings, L. (2008) Evolution of Simulation and Its Contribution to Competency.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  39 (2) 74-80.


Harlow, K. & Sportsman, S. (2007) An Economic Analysis of Patient Simulators for Clinical Training In Nursing Education.  Nursing Economics.  Vol. 25(1) January-February.


Sportsman, S. & Hamilton, P. (2007) Conflict Management Styles in the Health Professions.  Journal of Professional Nursing.   May-June.

Green, A., Fowler, C., Sportsman, S., Light, K., Cottenoir, M. and Schumann, R.(2006) Innovation in Nursing Education:  A Statewide Grant Initiative. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice.  7 (1) February.


Robinson, K., Eschiti, V, Sportsman, S., Bradshaw, P., Boll, T. (2006) Preparing Faculty and Students for an International Nursing Education Experience. Journal of Continuing Education.  37(1) January-February.


Sportsman, S. (2005) Build a Framework for Conflict Assessment.

Nursing Management. 36(4). 40.


Sportsman, S., Hawley, L. & Bowles, B.(2004)  The State of Prevention in Allied

Health Education and Practice” Journal of Allied Health Professions.   33(3) September.


Valadez, A.M. and Sportsman, S. (2002) Impact of Managed Care on Oncology. 

Seminars in Oncology Nursing.  Legal and Ethical Issues in Oncology Nursing.  18(2) 149-153.


Varnell, G., Pollack, S., Green, A & Sportsman, S.(2001) Collaboration NOT Competition: Preparing Nurse Practitioners to Serve Rural Communities. Journal of Professional Nursing, Spring.


Sportsman, S., Hawley, L., Pollack, S., and Varnell, G.(2001)  Practice Management Skills for the Nurse Practitioner.   Journal of Professional Nursing.  September.


            Valadez, A. and Sportsman, S. (1999) Environmental Management: Principles from Quantum Theory.  Journal of Professional Nursing, Vol. 15 (4), July – August. 209 - 213. 





Funded Grants  (As Principal Investigator or Author)


            2010-2012       “Use of a Dedicated Education Unit to Increase Student Enrollment.” 

Nursing Innovative Grant Program, Texas Higher Education Coordinating

Board.  $292,728


2009-2010       “The Impact of Simulation on Nursing Student Success:  Unanswered Questions” MSU Internal Grant.  $4,106.


2010                 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship.  HRSA  $29,000


2009                Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship. HRSA.  $33,000


2007                Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship. HRSA    $16,078


2006                Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship.  HRSA  $19,643


2004-2007       High Fidelity Clinical Simulation:  A Regional Collaborative for Increasing Nursing Enrollment and Accelerating the Orientation of New Graduates.  Nursing Innovation Grant-Category D.  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.             $1,272,410


2004                Conflict Management:  Curricular Implications in Allied Health Research

                                    Award, Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals.  $1,000


2003                Conflict Management Styles in Nursing and Allied Health.  MSU Internal Grant.  $4,500


2003                Skills and Knowledge in Life-Long Learning (SKILL).  Nursing Innovation Grant-Category C.  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-$142,200


2001                Putting Prevention into Practice:  Outcomes of Primary Care.  Agency for Health Care Quality and Research (AHRQ)  $63,250


2000                Transportation Needs in Wichita Falls, Texas”.  Priddy Foundation.  $10,000


2000-2003       Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP) in Specialty Populations.  Nursing, Allied        Health and Other Health Related Education Programs.  $241,823