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Darlene Welsh PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs and BSN Program Director

Darlene Welsh, a 2010 recipient of the University of Kentucky Great Teacher award, focuses her instruction and research on undergraduate students and new graduate nurse success. As the co-coordinator of the UK UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program for new graduate BSN nurses, she makes significant contributions to program delivery and evaluation. Residents mentored by Dr. Welsh have established a consistent history of award-winning scholarship at the national level and have participated in funded research with interprofessional teams. Dr. Welsh teaches critical care nursing and coordinates the senior practicum in the undergraduate program. Students in the practicum learn to function as effective team members through simulation and extensive clinical practice. She is engaged in research and graduate student mentorship in the following focus areas: interprofessional medical error disclosure and communication, best practices for transitioning military personnel into the nursing profession, self-efficacy in nursing, and the care and education of patients with heart failure.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-6620

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: jdwels00@uky.edu

Office: 427 COLLEGE OF NURSING BUILDING

Education

PhD, University of Kentucky, 2006
MSN, University of Kentucky, 1989
BSN, University of Kentucky, 1987
AD, BS, Morehead State University, 1977

Interests

Interprofessional team communication, self-efficacy, care of patients with heart failure

CV

Dr. Darlene Welsh's CV

Publications

Arentsen, A. Welsh, J. Jones, M. Weber, D. R. Taylor, S. A. Kuperstein, J. Rayens, M. K. Salt, E. G. Student perception of improvement in communication and value in 2 inter-professional education delivery formats. (2016), Nurse Educator 41 (2), 90-92.

Arentsen, A. Welsh, J. Jones, M. Weber, D. Taylor, S. Kuperstein, J. Rayens, M. K. Salt, E. G. (in press) Student perception of improvement in communication and value in two inter-professional education delivery formats. (2015), Nurse Educator

Conigliaro, R. L. Kuperstein, J. Welsh, J. Taylor, S. A. Weber, D. R. Jones, M. Application and student perceptions of the PEEER© Model for Effective Healthcare Team Communications. (2015), Health and Interprofessional Practice 2 (3), 1079.

Welsh, J. Self-Efficacy measurement and enhancement strategies for medical-surgical hospital nurses. (2014), MEDSURG Nursing 23 (6), 371-377.

Welsh, J. Wagner, K. D. Alterations in cardiac output High-acuity nursing. (2014), Prentice Hall (6th), Chapter 13.

Presentations

Welsh, J., Grubbs, A. B., Walmsley, L. A., Fugate, S. J., Cowley, J. B., Hardin-Fanning, F. 2016, November. Academic support strategies for MedVet-BSN students. Kentucky Nurses Association Convention 2016, Kentucky Nurses Association, Louisville, KY United States.

Welsh, J., Grubbs, A., Walmsley, L. A., Butler, K. M., Burkhart, P. V. 2016, May. Design and outcome measurements for a MedVet to BSN educational option. . 12th Annual Nursing Faculty Development Workshop: Teaching to Transform for the New Reality of Nursing Practice, UK College of Nursing, .

Welsh, J., Grubbs, A., Walmsley, L. A., Butler, K. M., Hardin-Fanning, F. 2016, . Serving those Who Served: The MedVet to BSN Educational Option. Sigma Theta Tau International and National League for Nursing's Nursing Education Research Conference, Bethesda, DC United States.

Jones, M., Wilbur, L. G., Carr, D. E., Welsh, J., Holbrook, P. J., Pisacano, M. M., Pfeifle, A. L. 2015, September. The impact of interprofessional teams on disclosure conversations: A comparative study . Collaborating Across Borders V Conference, Roanoke, VA .

Jones, S. M., Wilbur, L. G., Carr, D. E., Welsh, J., Holbrook, P. J., Pisacano, M. M., Cary, L. C., Doty, C. I., Fink, J. L., Pfeifle, A. L., Ballard, J. A. 2015, September. The impact of interprofessional teams on disclosure conversations: A comparative study. . International Conference on Interprofessional Education and Practice, Collaborating Across Borders (CAB), Roanoke, VA United States.