Faculty Profile for Dr. Barbara Covington

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Dr. Barbara Covington
Associate Professor — St. David's School of Nursing
SON 344
phone: (512) 716-2921

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Military Education up to and including Command And General Staff College
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Post Masters- Mental Health Nursing- U.S.Army Nurse Corps at Walter Reed Army Hospital and Army Nurse Corps Mental Health School.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Tufano, V. C., Summers, E. J., & Covington, B. G. (2023). Motivators for Nurse Educators to Persist in their Profession: A  Phenomenological Research Study. Nurse Education Today, 123. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105725
  • Tufano, V. C., & Covington, B. G. (2021). Nurse Educators Dedicated to Teaching: Personal Characteristics Identified as Influencing Long-term Retention in Academia. International Journal of Nursing and Healthcare Research, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.29011/2688-9501.101226
  • Kim, S. C., Covington, B., Benavente, V., & Willson, P. (2019). Capstone projects as experiential evidence-based practice education. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (15), e51–e56.
  • Rohde, R. E., Patterson, T., Covington, B., Redwine, G., Vasquez, B., & Carranco, E. (2014). Staphylococcus, not MRSA? A final report of carriage and conversion rates in nursing students. Clinical Lab Science, (Winter Issue).
  • Rohde, R. E., Patterson, T., Covington, B. G., Vásquez, B. E., Redwine, G. D., & Carranco, E. (2014). Staphylococcus, Not MRSA? A Final Report of Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students. Clinical Laboratory Science, 27, 21–31.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award Of Honor, Texas State University. May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award Teaching, College of Health Professions. May 2018 - August 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College Service nomination for Associate and Professor ranks, College of Health Profession. January 2017 - August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Place Faculty Research, College of Health Professions Texas State University. April 13, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Nursing Informatics Leadership in Education and Advancement of NI Field, University of Maryland SINI. July 2015

Selected Grants

  • Schwarz, Amy L (Principal), Bloom, Rosaleen Duggan (Co-Principal), Bowers, Jessica Ree (Supporting), Covington, Barbara G (Supporting). Will Problem Solving Education Combined with Parent-Implemented Script Therapy for Young Children Having Problems Learning Language Reduce Parent Stress?, Texas State University, Texas State University, $15951. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: January 26, 2021 - December 2022). Grant.
  • Standiford, Anne Elizabeth (Principal), Covington, Barbara G (Co-Principal). Investigating Clinical Judgment in Nursing Students over the Senior Year: A Longitudinal Study, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $12526. (Submitted: October 2013, Funded: January 2014 - August 2015). Grant.
  • Standiford, A. (Co-Principal), Covington, Barbara (Co-Principal). Investigating Clinical Judgment in Nursing Students over the Senior Year: A Longitudinal Study, REP College of Health Professions award, Institutional (Higher Ed), $10900. (Submitted: 2013, Funded: 2013 - 2015). Grant.
  • Covington, Barbara (Co-Principal), Rohde, R. E (Principal), Patterson, T. (Principal), Redwine, G. (Principal), Vasquez, B. (Principal), Carranco, E. (Principal). Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Auras (MRSA) Carriage and conversion rates in nursing students, REP funded College of Health Professions. Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 2011, Funded: 2011 - 2012). Grant.
  • Eun-Shim, Nahm (Principal), Bausell, Barker (Co-Principal), Covington, Barbara (Co-Principal), Resnick, Barbara (Co-Principal), Magaziner, Jay (Co-Principal), Orwig, Denise (Co-Principal), Rietschel, Matthew (Co-Principal). R01 Theory-Based Online Hip Fracture Resource Center for Patients and Caregivers, National Institute of Aging ( NIA), Federal. (Submitted: 2009, Funded: 2009 - 2013). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Handbook Committee
August 15, 2020-Present
Strategies for a Successful Path to Tenure
August 2019-Present
Strategic Plan Research Goal Committee Moved from Chair to member 2023
August 2018-Present
Nursing Faculty Search Committee PhD Tenure Track
January 2017-Present
Faculty Assembly Committee
August 2010-Present