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, 1981
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Pittsburg State University, 1976

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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, Philanthropy Committee, and Board Development Committee
  • Craig Hospital, Board of Directors, Executive Development Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Books

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

Claywell, L., Houser, J., & Wimett, L. (2014). MMY Review of PrinTest Forms A-C. In The Nineteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (pp. 96 & 135). Lincoln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press.

Graham-Dickerson, P., Houser, J., Thomas, E., Casper, C., ErkenBrack, L., Wenzel, M., & Siegrist, M. (2013). The Value of Staff Nurse Involvement in Decision Making. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(5), 286–292. doi:10.1097/NNA.0b013e31828eec15

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

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.

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

Community Involvement Service

Service to Profession

    Manuscript Reviewer
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2009 – present
  • Journal of Heart Failure, 2008 – present
  • Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 2007 – present
  • Journal of Nursing Administration, 2001 – present
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2004 – present
  • Health Services Research Review, 2004 – present
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook, 2006 - present
Service to University
  • Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC), Regis University, 2000 – 2009
Service to Community
  • The Colorado Health Foundation, Board of Directors- Philanthropy Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Board Development Committee, 2010-present
  • Craig Hospital, Board of Directors - Quality and Outcomes Committee, Medical Executive Committee, Board Development Committee, 2010-present
  • Governors’ Task Force on Nurse Staffing Research Team, Team Leader, funded by State Bill 08-188, Sponsor: Senator Betty Boyd
  • Center for Nursing Excellence, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2009
    Mission Service
  • Joplin Tornado Relief / Habitat for Humanity, Team Lead, 2012
  • Ignatian Colleagues Program (IC)P Reunion Workshop and Leadership Development, Chair, 2012
  • Project Friendship Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam, 2011
  • Joplin Tornado Relief / Americorps Disaster Relief, Team Lead, 2011
  • Ignatian Colleagues Program, Cohort 2, 2010