Terry L. Jones PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Terry Jones is an associate professor of nursing (tenured) in the department of adult health and nursing systems at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. She has been a nurse for over 35 years and has served in a variety of roles ranging from critical care staff nurse to chief nurse executive in a large academic medical center. Dr. Jones completed her PhD degree in 2004 at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses in Dallas, Ft. Worth. Dr. Jones’ program of research focuses on improving the nursing work environment and the quality and safety of nursing care in acute care hospitals. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations including the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing, The American Organization of Nursing Executives, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Jones is a reviewer for several research journals and is on the editorial board for MEDSURG Nursing.