Faculty Profile for Dr. Regina Jillapalli

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Dr. Regina Jillapalli
Assistant Professor — St. David's School of Nursing
SON 346
phone: (512) 716-2926

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. I graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas, and post-master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas. I earned my doctorate degree in 2019 from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing. I have more than 20 years of teaching and nursing experience, which includes: adult medical-surgical, critical care, and pediatric nursing. I have earned numerous Excellence in Teaching Awards from the College of Health Professions and from the graduating seniors.

Teaching Interests

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing and Critical Care Nursing

Research Interests

Health screening behaviors.
Social determinants of health in minority populations.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Jillapalli, R. (n.d.). An Ethnographic Study Exploring the Cultural Beliefs Influencing Cervical Cancer Screening Behaviors among Asian Indian Women in the United States. Oncology Nursing Forum.
  • Kim, S. C. (2020). [Review of Impacts of peer tutoring on academic performance of first-year baccalaureate nursing students: A quasi-experimental study, by R. Jillapalli & S. L. Boyd]. Nurse Education Today. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104658
  • Bloom, R. D., & Jillapalli, R. (2020). Incorporating Oncology Simulation in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Oncology Nursing Forum, 47(2), E55. https://doi.org/10.1188/20.ONF.E55
  • Jillapalli, R. (2017). Community-based game intervention to improve South Asian Indians’ engagement with advanced care planning. Journal of Ethnicity and Health. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1357068
  • Jillapalli, R. (2017). Community-based game intervention to improve South Asian Indians’ engagement with advanced care planning: A pilot feasibility study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1111/jnu.12293

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, President, Texas State University. August 21, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstandingt Faculty in Teaching, Graduating students, School of Nursing. May 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching, Graduating Students, School of Nursing. May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2019 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions. August 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 10 Years of Service to the University, Texas State University. August 2009 - August 2019

Selected Grants

  • Jillapalli, Regina (Principal), Johnson, Alisha H (Co-Principal). Nursing Innovation Grant Program: Supporting Clinical Learning Experiences to Mitigate Impediments due to COVID-19, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $120000. (Submitted: September 2020, Funded: November 2020 - November 2022). Grant.
  • Jillapalli, Regina (Co-Principal), Erbin-Rosemann, Marla (Principal). Nursing Innovation Grant Project: Building Lab and Simulation Capacity, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $129480. (Submitted: October 1, 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
Bylaws Committee
August 2020-Present
Chair
Testing Committee, Texas State University School of Nursing
August 2019-Present
Member
CHP Grievance Committee
January 2019-Present
Member
Faculty Assembly, Texas State University School of Nursing
August 2010-Present
Member
Curriculum Committee, Texas State University, School of Nursing
August 2009-Present