Chris-Tenna M. Perkins, PhD, MS, RN, ANP, CNE

Associate Dean of Nursing and Associate Professor

Phone: 804-627-5352
Email: chris-tenna_perkins@bshsi.org

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
8550 Magellan Parkway
Suite 1100
Richmond, VA 23227

 

 

 

Education:
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  • PhD, Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • MS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BSN, Bluefield State College
  • ADN, Bluefield State College

Experience:
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  • Nursing Education
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Development
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

Professional Interest:
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  • Nursing leadership
  • Academic-Service Partnerships
  • Faculty-Student Relationships
  • Nursing faculty shortage
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Faculty development
  • Medical-Surgical nursing

Publications/Honors/Grants/Research
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Publications/Presentations:

Minnick, P., Perkins, C., Grubbs, F., & Gordon, S. (1999, October). Health care reform: Are we changing the system or adapting to system changes? Tenth Annual International Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Nursing Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia

Perkins, C. (2009, July). The nurse educator's therapeutic use of self. Poster presentation at the International Nurse Educator Conference of the Rockies, Breckenridge, Colorado.

Perkins, C. (2009, May). The art of leadership in nursing: Integration of theoretical concepts. Poster presentation at Bon Secours Nursing Excellence Symposium, Richmond, Virginia.

Perkins, C. (2008, January). Give students what they want: YOU! Poster presentation at National League for Nursing Leadership Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Perkins, C. (2007, July). Establishing ideal learning relationships with students. Oral presentation at the International Nurse Educator Conference of the Rockies, Breckenridge, Colorado.

Perkins, C. (2008, April; 2007, November; 2007, April; 2006, November; 2006, April; 2005, November; 2005, April; 2004, November; 2003, November; 2003, April; 2002, November; 2002, April). Cardiovascular lecture. In Dr. Sadeeka Al-Majid (Professor), Nursing Adults I (NURS 325). Required nursing course at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Perkins, C. (2005, October). Healthy workplace for nursing faculty. Oral presentation Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing Professional Development Workshop, Richmond, Virginia.

Perkins, C. (1999, May). The American health care system financial catastrophe. Nurses' Network for a National Health Program Newsletter: Richmond, Virginia.

Unpublished Papers:
Perkins, C. (2009). Connectedness: A concept analysis. Unpublished manuscript, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Perkins, C. (2009). Faculty rank and role policy proposal. Unpublished manuscript, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Perkins, C. (2009). Profile of the Nursing Doctoral Student: A study of academic motivation in relation to psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual individual factors. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Perkins, C. (2006). Effective Student-Faculty Relationships. Unpublished manuscript, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

Honors:

Temple Memorial Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing
Ethel Bowen Foundation Scholarship, First Century Bank National
Professional Nurse Traineeship Fund Recipient, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing
MCV/VCU Cancer Education Council Grant Summer Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University
99 Virginia Nurse of the Year Award, Honorable Mention, Virginia Nurses Association
Scholastic Achievement Award, Bluefield State College

Grants:

Clinical Instructor in Boyle, A.H. & Jablonski, R. (1998-99). Improving Clinical Competence and Collaborative Skills Through an Integrated Clinical Experience. University Teaching Excellence Grant at Virginia Commonwealth University. $4,000.