Faculty Profile for Dr. Stacey Lynne Cropley

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Dr. Stacey Lynne Cropley
Clinical Assistant Professor — St. David's School of Nursing
SON 333
phone: (512) 716-2923

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Stacey Cropley, a clinical assistant professor in the St. David’s School of Nursing, joined the faculty at Texas State in 2018. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock in 2011. Dr. Cropley’s research interests include patient-centered care modalities, care coordination, patient and policy advocacy, nursing resilience, and nursing burnout. Dr. Cropley has consistently engaged in scholarly inquiry with peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of Nursing Administration and Nurse Leader, among others. As a certified legal nurse consultant, Dr. Cropley has further engaged her scholarship and leveraged her nursing knowledge as an expert witness in a successful 2019 Federal Civil Rights case that focused on the violation of patient rights in association with nursing practice breakdown and systems failures.

Teaching Interests

Patient and Policy Advocacy
Nursing Leadership
Nursing Resiliency
Patient-centered care modalities

Research Interests

Patient-centered care modalities
Patient and policy advocacy
Nursing Practice Breakdown
Nurse Moral Distress, burnout, and resiliency
Care Coordination

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Cropley, S. L., Hughes, M. J., & Belcik, K. D. (2022). Engaging Leadership Competencies Through Population Health Policy Advocacy: A Review of the Evidence. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 23(4), 259–271. https://doi.org/10.1177/15271544221112893
  • Cropley, S. L., Dunlap, C., Green, A., & Estes, L. (2017). Making Sense of ACOs: A Guide for Nurse Leaders. Nurse Leader, 15(3), 193–198. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2017.03.001
  • Cropley, S. L., Lamb, G., Beverly, C., Toney, D., Weaver, C., Kurtzman, E., … Peterson, C. (2015). Policy Agenda for Nurse-Led Care Coordination. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 521–530. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2015.06.003
  • Cropley, S. L., & Sanders, E. (2013). Care Coordination and the Essential Role of the Nurse. Creative Nursing, 19(4), 189–194. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1461370425?pq-origsite=gscholar
  • Cropley, S. L. (2012). The Relationship-Based Care Model: Evaluation of the Impact on Patient Satisfaction, Length of Stay, and Readmission Rates. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(6), 333–339. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0b013e31825738ed

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Health Professions. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University College of Health Professions. August 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Community Excellence Award, Class of 2021. May 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Bobcat Paw Print Award, Faculty Student Governance. May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. May 2020

Selected Grants

  • Cropley, Stacey Lynne. Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program, HRSA, Federal, $1885787. (Submitted: September 20, 2021, Funded: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Liaison for St. David's SON to Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate
October 2023-Present
Faculty Assembly
August 2023-Present
Admission/Progression/Graduation Committee-Graduate
August 2023-Present
Simulation/IPE Committee
August 2023-Present
Strategic Planning Committee- Goal 3
August 2023-Present