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Terry Jones is an Associate Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing
Dr. Jones’ primary area of impact centers around improving the nurse work environment and the quality and safety of nursing care. As a health services researcher she examines the effects of improvement strategies such as leadership development, nurse-led surveillance, and the mitigation of unfinished nursing care on patient outcomes. She has made significant contributions in the field of nurse-sensitive quality indicators to include development of the Perceived Implicit Rationing of Nursing Care inventory. This instrument has been translated into over 10 languages and is used internationally to assess the prevalence and pattern of unfinished nursing care. Dr. Jones impacts the disciplines of nursing and healthcare administration through leadership roles in service and higher education. She facilitates the development of health professionals and policymakers as a speaker, facilitator, and thought leader. Widespread dissemination of her work continues to influence research, education, and practice internationally.

Dr. Jones received a BSN from Marycrest College, an MS from Texas Womans’s University, an MS from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Terry Jones


Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University


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