Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Statistics and Research Methods, University of Northern Colorado, 2000
  • Ed.S., Adult Education, Pittsburg State University, 1993
  • M.S., Health Services Administration, Central Michigan University, 1988
  • M.N., Nursing, University of Kansas, 1980
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Pittsburg State University, 1976

Expertise and Certifications

Clinical Expertise

  • Owner and Principal, Abacus Systems Administrative Consulting
  • Specializing in Magnet preparation
  • Development of Clinical Research Systems
  • Support of Professional Practice Model Implementation
  • Statistical Analysis of Organizational data
  • Workload Assessment
Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Health Services Research
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • The Colorado Health Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-present
  • The Colorado Health Foundation, Philanthropy Committee, Appointed, 2011-present
  • The Colorado Health Foundation, Board Development Committee, 2012-present
  • Craig Hospital, Board of Directors, 2010-present
  • Craig Hospital, Executive Development Committee, 2011-present
  • Craig Hospital, Medical Care and Administrative Committee, 2012-2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Health care staffing issues
Environmental assessment in hospitals
Development of professional practice systems

Recent Publications

Books

Houser, J., ErkenBrack, L., Handberry, L., Ricker, F., and Stroup, L. (2012) Involving Nurses in Decisions: Improving Both Nurse and Patient Outcomes. The Journal of Nursing Administration. 42(7/8):375-382.

Cleland, J., Whitman, J., Houser, J., Wainner, R., and Childs, J. (2012) Psychometric properties of selected tests in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. The Spine Journal. 23(23):41-46.

Houser, Janet. (2012) Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, 2nd ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning: Sudbury, MA.

Houser, Janet and Oman, K. 2010. Evidence-Based Practice: an implementation guide for healthcare organization. Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury, MA.

Journal Articles:

Goodlin, S. J., Wingate, S., Albert, N. M., Pressler, S. J., Houser, J., Kwon, J., et al. Teerlink, J. R. (2012). Investigating pain in heart failure patients: the pain assessment, incidence, and nature in heart failure (PAIN-HF) study. Journal of cardiac failure, 18(10), 776–783.

Houser, J., Erkenbrack, L., Handberry, L., Ricker, F., & Stroup, L. (2012). Involving nurses in decisions: improving both nurse and patient outcomes. The Journal of nursing administration, 42(7-8), 375–382.

Moline, B., Roberts, M., & Houser, J. (2012) Validity and interrater reliability of Moline-Roberts pharmacologic sedation scale. Clinical Nurse Specialist. 26(3):140-8.

Kowalski, K, Horner MD, and Houser J. (2011) Evaluation of a model for preparing staff nurses to teach clinical groups of nursing students. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 42(5): 233-40.

Recent Presentations

Suit, L., Houser, J., Luckey, S., Sucher, A., Burt, L., & Roysden, D. (April 12, 2013) Relational aggression in health professions students. Western Institute of Nursing, Anaheim, CA. First runner up in Best Poster Contest.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Luckey, S., Sucher, A., Burt, L., & Roysden, D. (March 1, 2013) Relational aggression in health professions students. 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Aurora, CO.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Luckey, S., Sucher, A., Burt, L., & Roysden, D. (February 22, 2013) Relational aggression in health professions students. Metro State University Teacher-Scholar Forum. Denver, CO.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Burt, L., Sucher, A., Luckey, S., & Roysden, D. (2013). Relational aggression in health professions students. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Anaheim, CA.

Houser, J. (2011) A Statewide Study of the Association of Nurse involvement in Decision Making and Nurse/Patient Outcomes. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Denver, CO.

Houser, J. (2011) A Statewide Study of the Association of Nurse involvement in Decision Making and Nurse/Patient Outcomes. 22nd International Nursing Research Congress by Sigma Theta Tau International, Cancun, Mexico.

Awards and Recognition

  • Suit, L., Houser, J., Burt, L., Sucher, A., Luckey, S., & Roysden, D. First runner-up for best poster. Relational aggression in health professions students. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Anaheim, CA, April 2013

  • Primary Investigator on grant for SB88-188 research; $65,000 Colorado Legislature, $60,000 The Colorado Trust and $5,000 Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2008-2011