Faculty Profile for Dr. Regina Jillapalli

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Dr. Regina Jillapalli
Assistant Professor — St. David's School of Nursing
SON 346
phone: (512) 716-2926

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. I graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas, and post-master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas. I earned my doctorate degree in 2019 from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing. I have more than 20 years of teaching and nursing experience, which includes: adult medical-surgical, critical care, and pediatric nursing. I have earned numerous Excellence in Teaching Awards from the College of Health Professions and from the graduating seniors.

Teaching Interests

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Critical Care Nursing.
Healthcare Systems.

Research Interests

Clinical judgment and clinical competence among prelicensure nursing students.
Health promotion behaviors.
Social determinants of health in minority populations.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jillapalli, R., McClanahan, C., Johnson, A., & Vaughan, P. W. (2023). Exploring differences in faculty versus student self-rating regarding acquisition of clinical judgment.
  • Jillapalli, R. (2021). Impact of Cultural Beliefs on Cervical Cancer Prevention Behaviors among Asian Indian Women in the United States. In Conference Proceedings for TNS. Transcultural Nursing Society.
  • Jillapalli, R. (2021). An Ethnographic Study Exploring the Cultural Beliefs Influencing Cervical Cancer Screening Behaviors among Asian Indian Women in the United States. In Oncology Nursing Forum (2nd ed., Vol. 48). https://doi.org/https://doi.org.10.1188/21.ONS.E1
  • Jillapalli, R. (n.d.). An Ethnographic Study Exploring the Cultural Beliefs Influencing Cervical Cancer Screening Behaviors among Asian Indian Women in the United States. In Part of Oncology Forum.
  • Kim, S. C. (2020). [Review of Impacts of peer tutoring on academic performance of first-year baccalaureate nursing students: A quasi-experimental study, by R. Jillapalli & S. L. Boyd]. Nurse Education Today. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104658

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 College Achievement for Excellence in Scholarly Creative Activities, College of Health Professions. 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 CHP Excellence in Scholarly Creative Activities_Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions. 2022 - 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching, Graduating students, School of Nursing. May 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 Faculty Exellence in Didactic Teaching, Graduating Students, School of Nursing. May 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Faculty, Graduating Seniors, School of Nursing. May 2021

Selected Grants

  • Jillapalli, Regina (Principal), McClanahan, Christopher Terance (Co-Principal). Explore Clinical Judgment Affecting Safe Medication Administration and Patient Safety, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $12662. (Submitted: October 2023, Funded: January 2024 - May 2025). Grant.
  • Jillapalli, Regina. Achievement of clinical judgment among prelicensure nursing students: A qualitative descriptive study., Chi Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Sigma Theta Tau International, $200. (Submitted: March 11, 2022, Funded: July 2022 - July 2024). Grant.
  • Jillapalli, Regina (Principal), McClanahan, Christopher (Co-Principal), Johnson, Alisha H (Co-Principal). Nursing Innovation Grant Program: Supporting Clinical Learning Experiences to Mitigate Impediments due to COVID-19, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $120000. (Submitted: September 2020, Funded: November 2020 - November 2022). Grant.
  • Smith, Kathy (Co-Principal), Erbin-Roesemann, Marla (Principal), McClanahan, Chris (Co-Principal), Jillapalli, Regina (Co-Principal). GEER II-Nursing Innovation Grant Program, THECB, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), $365000. (Submitted: November 2022, Funded: February 2023 - July 2023). Grant.
  • Jillapalli, Regina (Co-Principal), Erbin-Rosemann, Marla (Principal). Nursing Innovation Grant Project: Building Lab and Simulation Capacity, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $129480. (Submitted: October 1, 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

CHP SON Director Search Committee
January 2024-Present
THECB Texas Transfer Advisory Committee
August 26, 2022-August 31, 2025
Faculty Assembly, Texas State University School of Nursing
August 2010-2024
Curriculum Committee, Texas State University, School of Nursing
August 2009-2024
CHP Grade Appeal Committee
January 2019-December 2024