Fort Bend County resident Terry Throckmorton, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Chief, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at The Methodist Hospital, was recently selected as a regional winner in Nurse.com’s Excellence in Nursing Awards program. Competing against peers from across the state of Texas, Throckmorton was chosen as the award recipient in the Advancing and Leading the Profession category.
This category recognizes nurses who have made contributions that have advanced and strengthened the nursing profession or the delivery of patient care. Winners must have also made broad reaching contributions that affect the entire nursing profession rather than a single organization. Nominees for the annual Nurse.com Excellence in Nursing Awards include staff nurses, specialists, nurse practitioners, vice presidents and nurse executives who work in settings as disparate as occupational health, education, intensive care, cardiology, med/surg and pediatrics.
At Methodist, and throughout the Greater Houston area, Throckmorton has become a true champion for guiding nurses to innovative discoveries through nursing research. As a mentor, she helps staff members create innovative projects that truly advance the nursing profession. Her commitment to the betterment of nurses takes shape in multiple ways, including involvement in 23 research studies, 14 articles, one book chapter and 63 presentations. Among her favorite topics are nursing satisfaction, retention and turnover; nursing stressors; clinical work flow; and patient and staff satisfaction. Throckmorton is also a member of 10 professional organizations and regularly shares her expertise on workplace violence, nursing stressors and evidence-based practice with local agencies.