Faculty Profile for Alisha H Johnson

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Alisha H Johnson
Clinical Assistant Professor — St. David's School of Nursing
SON 352
phone: (512) 716-2920

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Mrs. Johnson has a Bachelors in Audiology and a Masters in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. During her Master's preparation she focused on creating productive and happy nursing work environments. She served for 6 years as a frontline nurse in a critical care adult environment in a Level I, safety-net hospital before transitioning into an education role as a clinical instructor at Texas State University. As an educator, Mrs. Johnson has been a clinical instructor for 9years during which time she has received several awards both from the students as well as from the College of Health Professions. She is currently a PhD student at The University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation topic focusing on Nursing Practitioner transition to practice in a long term care setting.

Teaching Interests

Adult and critical health.

Research Interests

Nurse Practitioner transition to practice. Nursing performance and patient outcomes in the long term care environment. Nursing work environment. Acquisition of clinical judgement by nursing students.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Johnson, A. H., & Mary-Margaret, B.-H. (2020). The Influence of Bullying Behaviors on Nursing Practice Errors: A Systematic Review". AORN Journal, Feb 2020, 199–210. https://doi.org/10.1002/aorn.12923
  • Harrison, T. C., Blozis, S. A., Schmidt, B., & Johnson, A. H. (n.d.). Music therapy compared to auditory books: a randomized controlled study among long-term care residents with Alzheimer ’s disease or related dementia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Retrieved from 2700 Gabriel View Dr
  • Benham-Hutchins, M. H., Brown, S. A., Donovan, A. E., Guevara, H. H., & Johnson, A. H. (2018). Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients’ information-sharing preferences during hospitalization: An exploratory pilot study. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 10(4), e10782. https://doi.org/10.2196/10782
  • Johnson, A. H. (2017). I want to know everything": A Qualitative study of perspectives from patients with chronic diseases on sharing health information during hospitalization. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2487-6.
  • Johnson, A. H. (2017). Do workplace policies influence a womanʼs decision to breastfeed? The Nurse Practitioner, 42(4), 34–39. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NPR.0000513338.92438.65.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions- Texas State University. August 1, 2019 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions. August 1, 2015 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Texas State University School of Nursing. May 15, 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Faculty Excellence Award in the area of Teaching, Texas State University. January 1, 2013 - December 1, 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Texas State University School of Nursing. April 1, 2013 - May 1, 2013

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.

Selected Service Activities

Search Committee- Clinical Education Placement Coordinator
December 2020-Present
Senate Liaison
Texas State University Faculty Senate
October 2020-Present
Faculty Assembly, Texas State University
August 15, 2019-Present
Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee
October 2015-Present
Committee on Committees
December 15, 2019-December 2020