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Darci Bowles, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Concentration Coordinator for Nursing Administration Leadership
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3068
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3215
Email: dbowles@vcu.edu

 

TEACHING:

I teach courses on interprofessional collaboration and communication, quality improvement, patient safety, leadership in healthcare and nursing administration. My students are diverse including those enrolled in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy in addition to students from the School of Nursing’s B.S. programs and the M.S. program’s Nursing Leadership and Organizational Systems concentration.

RESEARCH:

The general focus of my research is interprofessional communication and collaboration in both the pre- and post-licensure settings. More specifically, I focus on relationships between personality characteristic differences or professional culture among interprofessional clinicians and patient, clinician and organizational outcomes.

EDUCATION:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy Sinclair Community College
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Averett University 
  • Associate in Science in Nursing Excelsior University
  • Nursing Master of Science with Concentration in Administration and Leadership Virginia Commonwealth University
  • PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology Northcentral University

  

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Abstract Published in Peer Reviewed Journal

  • Bradner, M., Dow, A., Bowles, D., Rawls, M., Hemphill, R., & DiazGranados, D. (2019).
    Stepping into the maelstrom: Observations from clinical medical students on patient safety
    and interprofessional practice. AAMC Learn, Serve, Lead. doi:
    10.13140/RG.2.2.14199.78241.

Articles Published in Professional Journals

  • Huynh, C., Bowles, D., Yen, M., Phillips, A., Waller, R., Hall, L., & Tu, S. (2018). Change implementation: The association of adaptive reserve and burnout among inpatient medicine physicians and nurses. Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2018.1451307 
  • Bowles, D., McIntosh, G., Hemrajani, R., Phillips, A., Tu, S., & Dow, A. (2016). Nurse-physician collaboration in an academic medical centre: The influence of organizational and individual factors. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(5), 655- 660. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2016.1201464
  • Hogan, C., Bowles, D., Feldman, M., Lubin, S., & Kashiouris, M. (2015). Perceptions of rapid response system roles among high frequency utilizers. Critical Care Medicine, 43(12), 219. doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000474699.75650.64

Unpublished Manuscripts

  • Morgan, L., Matulewicz, A., Peron, E., Slattum, P., Lockeman, K., Bowles, D., Lanning, S., Dow, A., & Powers, K. (2019). Using a mixed methods approach to explore perceptions of early learners’ classroom-based interprofessional education experiences.
  • McIntosh, G., Hemranjani, R., Bowles, D., Tu, S., & Dow, A. (2017). The endemic nature of burnout: Correlation across professions.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • Bowles, D. (2019) Locus of Control and Nurse-Physician Collaboration. Poster presentation, Emswiller Interprofessional Education and Care Symposium, February 2, Richmond, VA.
  • Lockeman, K. & Bowles, D. (2018) Measuring team development in interprofessional education: Phase 1 of an instrument refinement study. Podium presentation, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education Annual Conference, October 27, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bowles, D. (2017). Rapid response team roles: Perceptions among high frequency utilizers.Poster presentation, American Nurses Association Annual Conference, March 9, Tampa, FL.
  • Bowles, D. (2016). Nurse-physician collaboration: Differences by profession. Podium presentation, American Nurses Association Annual Conference, March 10, Orlando, FL.
  • Bowles, D. & McIntosh, G. (2015). Interprofessional collaboration in a tertiary care academic medical center: Differences by profession. Poster presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Conference, April 24, Toronto, Canada.
  • Bowles, D. (2013). Improving the patient experience. Poster presentation, Academy of Medical- Surgical Nurses Annual Conference, September 27, Memphis, TN.
  • Goodloe, L. & Bowles, D. (2011) VCUHS CLABSI prevention story. NoCVA Hospital Engagement Network Webinar Co-presenter, December, Richmond, VA.
  • Bowles, D. (2011) Increasing nursing satisfaction on a progressive care unit. Poster presentation, American Nurses Association Annual Conference, January 27, Miami, FL.

RESEARCH:

Unfunded Rsearch

  • 2019: Co-I for Measuring team development in interprofessional education: Phase 3 of an instrument refinement study. Development and validity assessment of team development measure.
  • 2019: Co-I for Using a mixed methods approach to explore perceptions of early learners’ classroom-based interprofessional education experiences study.
  • 2019: Co-I for Creation of a Web-based Activity on Medical Errors for Interprofessional Students study. Quantitative examination of student response to student-designed learning exercise.
  • 2018: Co-I for Measuring team development in interprofessional education: Phase 2 of an instrument refinement study. Development and validity assessment of team development measure.
  • 2017: Co-I for Measuring team development in interprofessional education: Phase 1 of an instrument refinement study. Development and validity assessment of team development measure.
  • 2017: PI for Locus of Control and Nurse-Physician Collaboration study. Quantitative study examined association between personality characteristic and behaviors related to locus of control.
  • 2016: Co-I for Quantitative Examination of Nurse and Physician Communication and Collaboration Behavior and Trait Differences study. Examined association of behaviors and clinician outcomes among professions.
  • 2015: Co-I for Rapid response team roles and Perceptions among high frequency utilizers study. Mixed methods study examining aspects of impact of rapid response team on bedside nurses.

Research Consultation

  • Jones, K. L. (PI); Peron E. (Co-I). International Interprofessional Education: Student Reflections on Short-Term Medical Service Trips. Consultation provided included: feedback for literature review scope, database search best practices, possible measures to consider and fundamental research ethics. September 2019.
  • Zhu, X. (PI). Identifying patient-centered care teams using electronic health records, access data and social network analysis. Consultation provided included: explanation of VCU Health EMR nursing documentation practices, meaning of specific documentation elements, and differences in nursing documentation between the inpatient and outpatient settings. January 2016.

 

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