Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University
  • M.S.N., Gonzaga University
  • B.S.N., Texas Woman's University

My personal philosophy is to create a thoughtful learning environment which enhances learning opportunities through the use of technology and relationship. To develop self-directed learners who successfully meet their own educational goals as well as the institution’s, program, departmental, and university outcomes.

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Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Practice Specialties

  • Nursing Education
  • Occupational Health
  • Older Adult Care
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Teaching with Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Nurses Assocation, Value Pricing Task Force 2015-2016, District 1 Representative, President-Elect, 2014-2015
  • Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (Colorado Nurses Association)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Workforce development of RN-BSN online nursing students
  • Using technology to enhance learning

Recent Publications

Buxton, T, Buxton, J, Jackson, A (2016) Hybrid and Flipped Strategies in a Blended RN-BSN Program: Determining Student and Faculty Perceptions. Nurse Educator. January/February 2016.

Buxton, T. (2014, August 18). Essential partners needed to develop successful and effective blended courses and programs. Online Sloan Consortium: Effective Practice.

Recent Presentations

Buxton, T., Jarrett, S. The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Nursing, Colorado Nurses Conference: Ethical Practice and Quality Care, Aurora, CO.  Podium presentation, September, 2015.

Buxton, T. 21st Century Technology in Action: Teaching Students to Use Flipped Videos to Enhance Patient/Client Learning. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference: What’s Happening Now? Nashville, TN. October 24-26, 2014.

Buxton, T. & McPherson, P.  Converting an Entire RN-BSN Program Into a Blended/Flipped Format for Technology Challenged Nursing Students.  Podium presentation at the 24th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO. July 17-19, 2014.

Buxton, T. Lessons Learned the Hard Way: What Not to Do with Support/Development for Students/Faculty. Electronic Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop,  Denver, CO. July 8-9, 2014.

Wimett, L., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats. Podium presentation, Drexel University Division of Continuing Education: Driving Quality and Excellence in Advanced Practice and Doctoral Education: Strategies, Opportunities & Challenges, Baltimore, MD. November 6, 2013.

Pennington, K.; Buxton, T.; Carlson, R.; Fricke, C.; McPherson, P.; Spade, C. A Case Study in Converting an Entire Program Into a Blended/Flipped Format for Technology Challenged Nursing Students. National League for Nursing. Poster. Philadelphia, PA. October 2013.

Buxton, T., Ellison, N. Using Flipped/Hybrid Strategies to Modify a Classroom Teaching Session. Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, Boulder, CO. Platform. August 7-8, 2013.

Wimett, L., Lindemann, G., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. Changing Spaces: Expanding Horizons, Exploring Possibilities, and Increasing Learning Boundaries, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. January 15, 2013.

Marcisz N., & Buxton, T. Student Reflection Blogs to Communicate Lessons Learned in a Complex World of Service Learning, 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference Online Learning, Orlando, FL. October 10, 2012.

Buxton, T. Student Blogging to Communicate Lessons Learned While Performing Service Learning, 23nd Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO. July 19, 2012.

Buxton, T. Portfolio Grading Rubrics: Grading Tools for Analyzing the Academic Creative processes at 22nd Annual Nurse Educator Conference in the Rockies. July 2011.

Awards & Recognition

  • National Patient Care Services Grant, Kaiser Permanente, $6,351, 2011-2012

Community Involvement & Service

Service to the Profession

Blended Learning Session Chair for the Online Learning Consortium, July, 2014

Distance Education and Training Council: Subject-Specialist in Nursing Programs:  Reviewed 3 programs: 1- Reviewed Online Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Proposal, 1-Reviewed MSN program in preparation for University re-accreditation, 1 - Member of Accreditation Team for University re-accrediting, 2013
Distance Education and Training Council: Subject-Specialist in Nursing Programs: Reviewed 1 new program, DNP proposal, 2012

Service to the College/University

Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College Education Technologies Committee, 2014
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College Assessment Committee and Peer Assessment Teaching workgroup, Colorado Campus Compact 2013 Metro Area Engaged Faculty Institute
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Service Learning Committee, 2011-2013

Quality and Evaluation Committee, 2014
LHSON Faculty Development Committee, 2013
Conducted Interviews for the Accelerated Nursing Program, 2011-2012 
Quality and Evaluation Committee, Co-Chair, 2010-2013
Pre-Licensure Curriculum Revision Task Force, 2010-2012
Service to the Community

Denver Rescue Mission, 2014, 2013
Disaster Relief Volunteer at Samaritan’s Purse, Longmont CO, 2013
Service Learning Faculty Volunteer, Fort Morgan, CO October 12-13, 2013
Ronald McDonald House Denver, 2013, 2011
Joplin, MO, Disaster Relief, 2012, 2011
9Health Fair, at Premiere HealthCare Associates, Volunteer and Faculty Oversight, 2012         
REI Outdoor Trail Repair, 2011
Women with a Cause Foundation: Play it Forward, 2011
9Health Fair at Regis University, 2011