Jean Dols



Office: Nursing Building #133
Phone: (210) 829-3985

  • PhD, Texas Woman's University
  • MSN, Texas Woman's University
  • BSN, College of St. Teresa

Dr. Dols joined the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions as Adjunct Faculty in 2009. She teaches a wide variety of courses in the graduate nursing program including statistics, informatics, resource management, policy, research, and is a project advisor for DNP Projects. She leads the Academic Practice Partnership with Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital to initiate and build Registered Nurses' skills and implementation of evidence-based practice and research.

  • DNP Project Courses
  • Informatics for Healthcare
  • Nursing Research
  • Resource Management
  • Statistics

Health and Disparities; Metrics and Dashboards; Evidence-Based Practice; Transplant Nursing; Workplace Structure and Organization, specifically safe practice environments, characteristics and behaviors of the nurse workforce including retention, alignment of incentives, care delivery variables and patient outcomes, and impact of computer technology, Nursing Competence including patient outcomes and safety and nursing leadership/management, and Nursing Education. She is currently focused on research on Human Trafficking. 

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Informatics Nursing
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Nursing Administration
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, American Nurses' Association/Texas Nurses' Association
  • Member, American Nursing Informatics Association
  • Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Nursing Executive, Advanced, Certification Exam Item Writer, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • President/Board Chair, Gateway to Care, Houston/Harris Collaborative Leading Communities to a Culture of Health and Improving Access to Healthcare
  • Reviewer, Nursing Education Today
  • Gold Award. (2018). Awarded by the Texas Kidney Foundation. Texas Kidney Foundation Spring Symposium
  • Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership (2018). American Organization of Nurse Executive and American Association of College of Nursing
  • Texas Nurse Imagemaker. (2018). Awarded by: Texas Association District 8 and Sigma Delta Alpha at Large
  • Top Abstract Award. (2018). International Transplant Nursing Society
  • Gold Medalist Nursing Administration and Leadership. (2010). Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Awards


  • Dols, J.D., Mendoza, A., Pomerleau, T., Purcell, C., Gonzalez, M., Gordon, A., Friesenhahn, C., and Chargualaf, K. (Pending publication Nov/Dec 2019). Causation and risk factors for 30-day readmission of patients post-liver transplant: A Descriptive study. MEDSURG Nursing.
  • Dols, J.D., Hoke, M.M., and Allen, D. (Pending publication July/Aug 2019). Building a practice- focused academic-practice partnership. Journal of Nursing Administration.
  • Dols, J.D., Chargualaf, K.A., and Martinez, K. (April 2019). Cultural and generational considerations in RN retention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(4), 201-207.
  • Dols, J. D., Beckmann-Mendez, D., DiLeo, H.A., Weis, K.L., and Medina-Calvo, M. (2018). Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Measures of Excellence. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14(8), 613-619.
  • Gottlieb, R. and Dols, J.D. (2018). Improving Vaccination Rates in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Family Practice Setting Through the Use of evidence-based Interventions. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 11(2), 151-159.
  • Valencia, Valeria and Dols, Jean D. (2018). Evaluating Depressive Symptoms in Advanced Heart Failure. Journal of Nurse Practitioner, 15(1), e17-e21.
  • Dols, J.D., Chargualaf, K.A., Spence, A., Flagmeier, M., Morrison, M., and Timmons, A., (2018). Impact of population differences: Rehospitalizations post-kidney transplant in the southern United States. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 45(3), 273-281.
  • Gaiennie III, Cyril C. and Dols, Jean D. (2018). Implementing evidence-based Opioid Prescription Practices in a Primary Care Setting. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Jul2018; 14(7): e143-e147.
  • Dols, J.D., Hoke, M., and Rauschhuber, M. (2017). Mock Institutional Review Board: Promoting analytical and reasoning skills in research ethics. Nurse Educator, 42(6), E4-E8.
  • Garza, L., Dols, J.D., and Gillespie, M. (2017). An Initiative to Improve Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults with Type II Diabetes Based on the ACC/AHA (2013) and ADA (2016) Guidelines. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29(10), 606-611.
  • Dols, J.D., Muñoz, L.R., Martinez, S.S., Mathers, N., Miller, P.S., Pomerleau, T.A., Timmons, A. and White, S. (2017). Developing policies and protocols in the age of evidence-based practice. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 48(2), 87-92.
  • Miles, H. M., Dols, J. D., and DiLeo, H. A. (2017). Improving Provider AASM guideline adherence for adult obstructive sleep apnea. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 13(6), e277-e281.
  • Dols, J. D., Hernández, C., and Miles, H. (2017). The DNP project: Quandaries for nursing scholars. Nursing Outlook, 65(1):84-93.
  • Dols, J. D., White, S. K., Timmons, A. L., Bush, M., Tripp, J., Childers, A. K., ... and Tobias, M. M. (2016). A Unique Approach to Dissemination of Evidence-Based Protocols: A Successful CAUTI Reduction Pilot. Journal for nurses in professional development, 32(1), 53-54.
  • Dols, J.D., Bullard, K., and Gembol, L. (2010). Setting a nursing research agenda. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(5), 201-204.
  • Dols, J., Landrum, P., and Wieck, K.L. (2010). Leading and managing an intergenerational workforce. Creative Nursing, 16(2), 68-74.


  1. Miller, P.S., Dols, J.D., White, S., Pomerleau, T., Muñoz, L., Timmons, Amy (October 2017). An Algorithm for Creating an Evidence-based CLABSI Policy. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 2017 Conference, Palm Springs, CA.
  2. Dols, J.D., Hoke, M., Gunter, D., and Weis, K. (July 2017). Chronic Disease Burden and the Impact on Nursing Practice in South Texas. Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  3. Dols, J.D., Chargualaf, K., Flagmeier, M., Spence, A., & Timmons, A. (July 2017). Causation and confounding factors for 30-day readmission of kidney transplant patients: A descriptive study. 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  4. Dols, J.D., Chargualaf, K.A., Spence, A., & Flagmeier, M. (June 2017). Building a transplant research environment. International Transplant Nursing Society 26th Annual Educational Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  5. Morrison, M., Flagmeier, M., Spence, A., Timmons, A., Chargualaf, K., and Dols, J.D. (April, 2017). 30-Day readmissions of kidney transplant patients. 2017 Texas Kidney Foundation Spring Symposium, San Antonio, TX.
  6. Chargualaf, K. A., Dols, J.D., Timmons, A., Flagmeier, M., Morrison, M., and Spence, A. (April, 2017) Challenges for the Hispanic female kidney transplant patient. UTHSC-SA 4th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute, San Antonio, TX.
  7. Dols, J. and Pomerleau, T. (2017-03). University-Hospital partnership: Nursing evidence-based practice program with multi-disciplinary implementation. 2017 American Nurses Association Putting Quality into Practice, Tampa, FL.
  8. Miles, H., Dols, J.D., and DiLeo, H. (2016). Improving the Adherence of Providers to AASM Guidelines for Evaluation, Treatment, and Management of OSA. 28th Annual National Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum, Orlando, Florida.
  9. Dols, J.D. and Bush, M. (2016). Implementing Evidence-Based Practice to Transform Intensive Care and Acute Care Transplant Nursing. International Transplant Nursing Society, Pittsburg, PA.
  10. Dols, J.D., Hoke, M.M., & Rauschhuber, M. (2016). Promoting Graduate Research Ethics Competencies: A Targeted Strategy. NETNEP 6th International Nurse Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  11. Dols, J.D. (2016). Community Metrics: Population Analysis & Program Outcomes. American Nursing Informatics Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  12. DeStefano, M.A., Dols, J.D., & Hoke, M.M. (2016). Predicting & Resolving Critical Issues in Academic-Practice Partnerships. American Organization of Nurse Executives: Inspiring Leaders, Fort Worth, TX.
  13. Dols, J. D. (October 2015). Impact of Population Differences in the Area of Preventable Hospitalization, International Hospital Federation World Hospital Congress, Chicago, Illinois.
  14. White, S., Mathers, N., Tobias, M., Tripp, J. Timmons, A., Bush, M., and Dols, J.D. (September 2015). Peer to Peer Learning Fair: Creative Approach to CAUTI Prevention. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 2015 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  15. Dols, J., White, S., Mathers, N., Tobias, M., and Tripp, J., et al (August 2015). An Innovative Peer to Peer Education Approach to CAUTI Prevention, 2015 Summer Institute: Engaging Patients and Professionals to Advance Clinical Excellence, San Antonio, Texas.
  16. Dols, J., White, S., Mathers, N., Tobias, M., and Tripp, J., et al (September 2015). Peer to Peer Learning Fair: Creative Approach to CAUTI Prevention. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 2015 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  17. Dols, J., White, S., Mathers, N., Tobias, M., Tripp, J., et al (August 2015). An Innovative Peer-To-Peer Education Approach to CAUTI Prevention. 2015 Summer Institute: Engaging Patients & Professionals to Advance Clinical Excellence, San Antonio, Texas.
  18. Dols, J.D. (April 2015). Data Analytics: Impact of Population Differences in the Area of Preventable Hospitalization, American Nursing Informatics Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  19. Dols, J.D. (January 2015). Using Data to Facilitate Multi-Hospital Reduction of Preventable Hospitalizations, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader Summit, Orlando, Florida.
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives 
  • Nursing Executive, Advanced - Board Certified 
  • Texas Registered Nurse License