Professional Bio

Degrees

  • 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

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

Practice Specialties

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

Professional Memberships

  • President of the Colorado Nurses Association 2015-2017
  • Nurses for Political Action in Colorado Ex-Officio
  • Colorado Nurse Foundation Ex-Offico
  • Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (Colorado Nurses Association)
  • American Nurses Association

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Educational Technology to Enhance Learning
  • Comparing learning outcomes between an 8 Week term and a 5 Week Term RN-BSN Program

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., & Ellison, N. (2015). Using Ignatian pedagogy to guide reflections while blogging. Jesuit Higher Education 4 (1), pp 83-88. Retrieved from http://www.jesuithighereducationorg/ index.php/jhe 

Buxton, T. (2014, August 18). Essential partners needed to develop successful and effective blended courses and programs. Online Sloan Consortium: Effective Practice. http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/effective_practices/essential-partners-needed-develop-successful-and-effective-blended-courses-and-p

Recent Presentations

Buxton, T. & Marcisz, (2016, July). Incorporating Flipped/Hybrid Strategies to Modify a Classroom Teaching Session. Podium presentation at the 26th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO. (Invited)

Buxton, T. & Ackerman, C., England, R., & Groehe, K. (2016, July). I Have to Account for What: Accounting for Credit Hours. Podium presentation at the 26th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO.

Buxton, T. & Ellison, N. (2015, July). Incorporating Flipped/Hybrid Strategies to Modify a Classroom Teaching Session. Podium presentation at the 25th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO.

Ellison, N., & Buxton, T. (2015, April). Expand Your Learning by Taking a Journey of Reflection with Blogs. Podium presentation at the 26th Annual eLearnng Consortium of Colorado Conference: Reach the Peak: Scale New Heights Conference, Breckenridge, CO. 

Buxton, T. & Jackson, A. (2015, April). Hybrid and Flipped Strategies in a Blended RN-BSN Program: Determining Student and Faculty Perceptions. Poster presentation at the URSC Research Day, Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Excellence, Regis University, Denver 

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 and Service

Service to Profession
  • Appointed member of the Value Pricing Task Force: American Nurses Association
  • 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 University and College

College

  • Educational Technology Committee 2015-present
  • 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

Department

  • 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 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, 201
  • 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