Jo Nell Wells

Jo Nell Wells


Educational Background

  • Registered Nurse-ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD Health Studies

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Medical surgical nursing
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Research

Areas of Interest in Research or Professional Practice

  • Cancer (family) caregivers
  • Mexican Americans
  • Health literacy
  • Evidence based practice in the clinical/direct care setting

Certifications and Recognitions

  • RN-BC-board certified in medical-surgical nursing
  • OCN- oncology certified nurse
  • Spring 2014: Participant: TCU Library’s lobby display highlighting faculty publications
  • Fall 2014: Appointment by TCU Chancellor Boschini and Provost Nowell Donovan as  primary Contact and Liaison for the third Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, March 2015.

Professional Affiliations

  • Councilor, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR); Health Sciences Division liaison to Program Evaluation Committee
  • Member, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association (ANA, TNA)
  • Member, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • Member, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
    • Abstract and Grant Reviewer, Member, ONS Special Interest Groups; (1) Transcultural Nursing, and (2) Advanced Nursing Research
  • Member, Abstract and Grant Reviewer, Member, Beta Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses (STTI)

Professional Service

  • Nurse Scientist, Texas Health Resources-Fort Worth Harris Methodist Alliance
  • Invited Abstract and Grant Reviewer:
    • Texas Health Resources (THR) 1st Annual Nursing Research Symposium.
      Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)-Posters on the Hill
      Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society in Nursing;
      Oncology Nursing Society, Annual Congress submissions
  • Program Emcee/Announcer: Inaugural Cowtown Oncology Symposium. Sponsored by TCU-Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences-Center for Oncology Education & Research and Texas Oncology

Honors and Awards

  • Fall 2014: Granted Merited Leave of Absence (LOA)