Bronwynne Evans

Sr Dir & Professor (FSC)
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Bronwynne C. Evans (PhD, RN, FNGNA, ANEF, FAAN) is professor and senior director of the Ph.D. in Nursing and Healthcare Innovation in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Outcomes of Professor Evans’ research with culturally and ethnically diverse students include identification of multiple, specific educational barriers to success; a pioneering compendium of recruitment and retention “best practices”; and a series of state, presentations and widely-cited scholarly publications in an area where little empirical evidence is available. Her highly acclaimed 2003 film, used by more than 100 colleges and agencies for recruitment and retention of diverse students and for teaching cultural competency, received the American Academy of Nursing Media Award. This work has been instrumental in increasing numbers of Hispanic/Latino and American Indian baccalaureate nurses, resulting in improvements to culturally congruent care.

Her co-founding leadership with the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities has increased national acceptance of students with disabilities into nursing programs. Critical steps in attaining this outcome included national webinars on recruitment and retention of such students and a documentary film about the first nursing student using a wheelchair to graduate from a baccalaureate nursing program.

Professor Evans is the first nurse to explore nutrition status in Mexican-American nursing home residents and generate an empirical measure of their food satisfaction. Her multi-site, longitudinal, mixed-methods exploration of the caregiving trajectory in these families currently constructs interventions to support and improve caregiving in Hispanic families, both in nursing homes and in the community, reduce health disparities, and shape a healthier eldercare environment.   

Education

  • Ph.D. Education, University of Washington 1994
  • M.N. Gerontological Clinical Specialist, University of Washington 1983
  • B.S.N. Summa Cum Laude, Washington State University1982

 

 

Research Interests

Recruitment and retention in nursing education for students from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities; caregiving for Mexican-American families.

Publications

For a current list of publications and research activity visit Experts.asu.edu.

Research Activity

  • “EPIC: Translation of a Group Early-Stage AD Intervention into Diverse Communities”. David W. Coon, PhD (PI, 30%), Bronwynne C. Evans, PhD, RN (Co-I, 12%). National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health. $3.6 million (direct and indirect). RO1 Research Project Grant.
  • “The Caregiving Trajectory for Community-Dwelling Mexican American Elders.” Bronwynne C, Evans, PhD, RN (30%), National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research 1R01NR010541-01A1. $1,791,804 (direct & indirect). RO1- Research Project Grant, 2008-2012 (Implementation and dissemination).
  • “The Caregiving Trajectory for Community-Dwelling Mexican American Elders.”. Bronwynne C, Evans, PhD, RN. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research 3R01NR010541-02S1. $113,039 (direct & indirect). RO1 Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, 2009-2012 (Completed).
  • “Testing the Modified FoodEx-LTC within a Systems Model.” Bronwynne C. Evans, PhD, RN, FNGNA. College of Nursing Dean’s Research Award. $15,993. 2005.
  • ALCANCE Phase II: Reaching the Reservation.  Bronwynne C. Evans, PhD; Anne M. Hirsch, DNSc, ARNP. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration. HRSA #2 D19HP40363-04-00. $738,160 (direct & indirect), Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, Competing Continuation, 2004-2006.
  • Aid Latino Community to Attain Nursing Career Employment (ALCANCE).  Bronwynne C. Evans, PhD; Anne M. Hirsch, DNSc, ARNP. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration. HRSA #6 D19 HP40363-01. $474,776 (direct & indirect), Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, 2001-2004.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 608 Qual Research Design Methods
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 608 Qual Research Design Methods
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 692 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 615 Qual Data Management Seminar
NUR 690 Reading and Conference
NUR 692 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 608 Qual Research Design Methods
NUR 690 Reading and Conference
NUR 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 608 Qual Research Design Methods
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 615 Qual Data Management Seminar
NUR 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 608 Qual Research Design Methods
NUR 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
NUR 595 Continuing Registration
NUR 690 Reading and Conference
NUR 799 Dissertation

Presentations

Evans, B.C. (2016). Accommodations: Building the capacity to support students with disabilities. Invited plenary. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Conference, November 17, 2016, Anaheim, CA.

Evans, B.C. (2015). Accreditation Update: The latest from the NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Invited member/respondent from the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners, National League for Nursing Summit, October 2, 2015.

Evans, B.C. (2014). Accommodations: Building the capacity to support students with disabilities. Invited presentation. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Fall Semiannual Meeting, October 25, 2014, Washington, DC.

Evans, B.C. (2014). Understanding barriers: Accessing Careers in Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

Invited keynote, Health Care Professionals with Disabilities Career Trends, Best Practices, and Call-to-Action Policy Roundtable. U.S. Dept. of Labor/Office of Disability Employment Policy in collaboration with the National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor/Employment Training Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. March18, 2014, Washington, DC.

Evans, B. C. (2014). Dance me around gently&Support for end-of-life care in Mexican American families. Invited plenary session. Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association. March12-15, 2014, San Diego, CA.

Evans, B.C., Marks, B., Jones, R. & Kephart. M. (2012). Opening doors for people with disabilities in nursing. Invited presentation, National Council of State Boards of Nursing Institute of Regulatory Excellence Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, January 25, 2012. 

Kirschner, K., Evans, B.C., Douglas, S. Ciotti, R. (2011). The clinical setting: New strategies. Invited panelist, Health care: Best practices, career trends, and call-to-action summit. U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy, in collaboration with Access Living, May 17, 2011, Chicago, IL

Evans, B.C., Ciotti, R., Marks, B. & Smith, M., & (2010). Opening doors for nursing students with disabilities: Disabilities Services Professionals as change agents, the faculty perspective. Invited Preconference Institute, Annual Conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability, co-convened with the Postsecondary Education Programs Network, July 12-17, Denver, CO

Evans, B.C. & Marks, B. (2008). From resistance to recognition: Acceptance of nursing student with disabilities. Accepted for symposium presentation, National League for Nursing Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, April 22-25, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT. Accepted invitation from NLN to present in an alternate format designed to increase audience numbers and disseminate information more widely. Presented as an invited  national webinar, November 17 and 19, 2009.

Evans, B.C. (2003). What do we do on Monday morning? The dilemma for FNPs taking an academic teaching position. Invited podium presentation at the Mosby Faculty Development Conference, January 4-6, 2004, San Diego, CA).

Evans, B.C. (2003). Educating nurses with disabilities: Its gonna take time. Invited podium presentation at the Mosby Faculty Development Conference, January 4-6, 2004, San Diego, CA.

Evans, B.C. (2003). Students with disabilities/Faculty panel: Real stories. Invited presentation, Rush University College of Nursing, Students with Disabilities: Nursing Education and Practice Symposium, April 10-11, 2003, Chicago, IL.

Evans, B.C. (2005). Working with students with disabilities. Invited panel presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Education Conference, December 1-3, 2005, Chicago, IL.

Evans, B.C. (2005). Including students with disabilities in nursing programs. Invited panel presentation, 28th Annual Association of Higher Education and Disability Conference, August 2-6, 2005, Milwaukee, WI.

Evans, B.C. & Marks, B. (2012). Including students with disabilities in health professions programs.  Podium presentation, 2012 European International Health Sciences Conference, June 6-8, Rome, Italy

 

 

 

 

Evans, B.C. (2006). Educational and social backgrounds among Anglo and culturally and ethnically diverse nursing students: Programmed for success? Podium presentation, National League for Nursing Education Summit, September 26-29, 2007, Phoenix, AZ.

Evans, B.C. (2005). Atmosphere, tolerance, and cultural competence: Recruitment and retention for culturally and ethnically diverse students. Podium presentation, National Association of Hispanic Nurses 31st Annual Conference: The State of the Science and Art of Caring. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, July 19-21, 2006, Phoenix, AZ.

Evans, B. C. (2005). Recruitment and retention of diverse students: Is racism an issue? Poster presentation, 16th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, July 12-16, 2005, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Evans, B. C. (2004). The caring curriculum as a recruitment and retention strategy for Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students. Podium presentation, National League for Nursing Education Summit, September 30-October 3, 2004, Orlando, FL.

Evans, B.C. (2002). What we see depends on our angle of repose: Barriers to educational success for nursing students of color. Podium presentation at the 14th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, ST. Thomas, VI

Evans, B.C. (2002). Evaluation of epistemological and ethical maturity in baccalaureate nursing students: Findings from an NLN Small Education Research Grant. Podium presentation at 2003 National League for Nursing Education Summit, San Antonio, TX

Evans, B.C. (2002). You will not be alone: Overcoming barriers to success for Hispanic/Latino and American Indian nursing students. Symposium and poster presentation at 2003 National League for Nursing Education Summit, San Antonio, TX

Evans, B.C. (2002). That Spirit: That Thing Inside: Producing a Recruitment Video for Students of Color Using Qualitative Research Techniques. Podium presentation at National League for Nursing Education Summit 2002, Anaheim, CA.

Evans, B.C, Hirsch, A.M., Marks, B.M. (2001).  Who Is at Risk in Nursing Education of Students with Disabilities? A Faculty Perspective,  Who Is at Risk in Nursing Education of Students with Disabilities?: An Administrative Perspective, and Who Is at Risk in Nursing Education of Students with Disabilities? A New Paradigm of Thinking about Disability in Nursing Education (Accepted as a symposium for presentation to the National League for Nursing Education Summit 2001, Baltimore MD. Not presented because of September 11th tragedy. Presented as a symposium at the Education Summit 2002, Anaheim CA.)

Evans, B.C, Hirsch, A.M. (2001).  ALCANCE (Reach): A HRSA Grant Program for Attracting and Retaining Students of Color. (Accepted for poster presentation to the National League for Nursing Education Summit 2002, Anaheim, CA- invitation declined.)

Evans, B.C. & Severtsen, B. M. (2001) Using story in cultural assessment. Podium presentation at Nurse Odyssey: Journey into the Future, A National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Evans, B.C., Hirsch, A. M., Christensen, V.O., & Maverick, Service Dog (2001). Who is at risk in nursing education of disabled students- Schools, faculty, students, or patients? Roundtable presentation, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

Evans, B.C. & Severtsen, B.M. (2000). Narrative pedagogy: A road to cognitive and ethical  maturity? Poster presentation, National League for Nursing Education Summit 2000, Nashville, TN

Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, CA Evans, B.C. (2000). Epistemological and ethical response of a caring nurse educator. Poster presentation, 6th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, CA

Evans, B.C. (2000). The process of knowing in a caring classroom and clinical setting. Poster presentation, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Evans, B.C. (1997). Teaching in the clinical environment: Enculturation as caring. Podium presentation, Perpetual Learning for Competent Nursing Practice, American Nurses Association, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN

Evans, B.C. (1996). Clinical teaching strategies for the curriculum revolution. Podium presentation, National League for Nursing, Council for Research in Nursing Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

 

 

Honors/Awards

  • 2011 - Promotion to Full Professor
  • 2010 - Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2010 - Excellence in Research, Beta Upsilon Chapter Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2010 - Western Institute of Nursing and John A. Hartford Foundation Regional Geriatric Nursing Research Award for a Senior Researcher, Glendale, AZ
  • 2007 - Fellow, Inaugural Group, Academy for Nursing Education

Professional Associations

<p>Western Institute of Nursing National Gerontological Nurses Association National Association of Hispanic Nurses National League for Nursing American Nurses Association American Academy of Nursing Phi Kappa Phi, National Education Honorary Arizona Nurses Association Arizona Gerontological Nurses Association</p>

Service

2016-present   National League for Nursing Board of Commissioners, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Executive Committee

2016                National League for Nursing Board of Commissioners, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Bylaws Committee

2015-2018       Western Institute of Nursing, Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award Selection Committee

2015-2017       National League for Nursing Board of Commissioners, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation International Accreditation Task Group

2015-2018       National League for Nursing Board of Commissioners, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (3 meetings in DC/year)

2014                National League for Nursing Invitational Strategic Action Group, Diversity in Nursing Education

2013-2014       Office of Disability Policy, US Department of Labor, ODEP/National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities Alliance

2012-2014       Co-Chair, Expert Panel on Palliative and End of Life Care, American Academy of Nursing

2010-2013       Member, Task Force on Minorities in Aging, Gerontological Society of America

2010                Grants Committee Member, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Valle del Sol Chapter

2009-present    Academy of Nursing Education Fellow Reviewer, National League for Nursing Speaker/Consultant Bureau

2008                National League for Nursing Invitational Think Tank on Expanding Diversity in the Nurse Educator Workforce

2008-2014       Vice-President, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

    2006-2011       Membership Chair, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

2006                Co-Chair, Strategic Planning for Nurse Educators, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

2007                Vice President, Arizona Indian Living Treasures Association, Inc.

2006-2010       Executive Board/Grant Writer, Arizona Indian Living Treasures Association, Inc.

2004-2006       Vice-President, Arizona Gerontological Nursing Association

2003-2014       Executive Board, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

2003-2014       Policy and Program Committee Chair, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

2003-2004       Task Force for AACN Policy Recommendations, National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

2001-2003       Task Group on the Recruitment and Retention of Students, National League for Nursing

2002-2003       Member, Health Careers Pipeline Task Group, Washington State Board of Health, Health Disparities/Minority Healthcare Workforce Development

2001-2004       Member, Work Group, Washington State Board of Health, Health Disparities/Minority Healthcare Workforce Development

1996-1998       Member, Yakima Chapter, American Cancer Society, Executive Board

1993-1996       Member, Yakima Valley Nursing Leadership Task Force

1990-1993       Rural Health Advisory Board Member, Northwest Geriatric Education Center, UW, Seattle, WA

1997-1998       Executive Board Member, American Cancer Society, Yakima, WA

1988-1991       Board of Directors, Shepherd’s Center, Yakima, WA

 

 

Work History

<p>2012-present Arizona State University, PhD Program Director, College of Nursing &amp; Health Innovation 2011-present Arizona State University, Professor, College of Nursing &amp; Health Innovation 2008-2011 Arizona State University, Associate Professor- Tenured College of Nursing &amp; Health Innovation 2004-2008 Arizona State University, Associate Professor, College of Nursing &amp; Health Innovation 2004 WA State University, Associate Professor- Tenured, Intercollegiate College of Nursing 1998-2004 WA State University, Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate College of Nursing 2001- 2004 WA State University, Project Director, ALCANCE 1996-1998 Yakima Valley Community College, Department Head, Associate Degree Nursing Program 1983-1998 Yakima Valley Community College, Faculty, Associate Degree Nursing Program</p>

Consulting

2014                Invited leader/facilitator, End-of-Life and Palliative Care Innovative Questions

Workshop, National Institute of Nursing Research, May 7, 2014, Bethesda, MD.

2014                Invited presenter, NOND Vice President, Dept. of Labor/ODEP/ETA/HRSA Policy Roundtable

2013                Reviewer, Student Excellence Paper, National League for Nursing

2012                Invited presentation, National Council of State Boards of Nursing Institute of Regulatory Excellence Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, on inclusion of students with disabilities in nursing programs 

2011                Faculty consultant on admission and retention of student with disabilities, Columbia University School of Nursing

2009-2011       Consultant and site visitor, National League for Nursing Centers of

2014-2015       Excellence Program

2009                Content expert, instrument development, Robert Wood Johnson, Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Research

2007-2008       Member, Data Safety and Monitoring Board, funded R15, Dr. Nelma Shearer, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

2006-present    Qualitative Research Consultant, City of Hope, Samaritan Bone Marrow Transplantation Program

2006                Project Collaborator, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities, Web-Based Survey regarding Nursing and Disabilities

2005                Centers of Excellence Consultant Resource, National League for Nursing

2004                Consultant and site visitor, National League for Nursing Centers of

                        Excellence Program

Board

2015-2020       National League for Nursing Board of Commissioners, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (3 meetings in DC/year)

2014                National League for Nursing Invitational Strategic Action Group, Diversity in Nursing Education

2013-2014       Office of Disability Policy, US Department of Labor, ODEP/National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities Alliance

2012-2014       Co-Chair, Expert Panel on Palliative and End of Life Care, American Academy of Nursing

2010-2013       Member, Task Force on Minorities in Aging, Gerontological Society of America

2008                National League for Nursing Invitational Think Tank on Expanding Diversity in the Nurse Educator Workforce

2008-2014       Vice-President, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

2007                Vice President, Arizona Indian Living Treasures Association, Inc.

2006-2010       Executive Board/Grant Writer, Arizona Indian Living Treasures Association, Inc.

2004-2006       Vice-President, Arizona Gerontological Nursing Association

2003-2014       Executive Board, National Organization for Nurses with Disabilities

2001-2003       Task Group on the Recruitment and Retention of Students, National League for Nursing

1996-1998       Member, YVCC-ICNE Advisory Board

1996-1998       Member, Yakima Chapter, American Cancer Society, Executive Board

1990-1993       Rural Health Advisory Board Member, Northwest Geriatric Education Center, UW, Seattle, WA

1997-1998       Executive Board Member, American Cancer Society, Yakima, WA

1988-1991       Board of Directors, Shepherd’s Center, Yakima, WA

Industry Positions

1986-1994       Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Coordinator/Faculty:  Passport to Careers Program

1984    Yakima Valley Home Health, Gerontological Clinical Specialist      

1983-1984       Yakima Valley Home Health, Visiting Nurse

1980-1983       St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Staff RN, Emergency Dept., Yakima, WA