- BSN, University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
- MS in Nursing Education, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas
Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship
Areas of teaching include both the Traditional BSN and RN to BSN nursing programs. Area of expertise: community health.
- NURS 4502: Community Health
- NURS 3340: Health Assessment
- NURS 4430: Clinical Capstone
Ann Lovric, a registered nurse for over 40 years, has a broad and varied background encompassing many healthcare settings including clinics, hospitals and private practices as well as the business sector and academic settings. Mrs. Lovric's clinical experience includes Labor and Delivery, Newborn, and Post-Partum, Child and Adult Psych, at Humana Hospital, Huntington Beach California. Other hospital experience includes a position as a DRG Coordinator, and one as a Clinical Instructor in Nursing Education/In-service. Business experience includes a position as a Claims Analyst employed in Risk Management, investigating hospital liability claims, as well as in Quality Management, working in a national, preferred provider organization (PPO). After 13 years of community nursing as a School Nurse in the Cypress-Fairbanks School District in Houston, Texas, Mrs. Lovric began her academic teaching experience at Lone Star College District teaching at two colleges, Tomball and Cypress, as adjunct faculty in the RN program. Following this experience, Mrs. Lovric taught as an Instructor at UTMB-SON in 2007-2008. Mrs. Lovric then went to work for Elsevier, Review and Testing in Houston for three years as the Curriculum Manager. She gained valuable experience in both online testing and remediation as well as face to face interaction with students. Responsibilities included writing and editing test items, participating in providing test writing workshops for faculty, helping develop numerous published materials, teaching Live Review courses nation-wide and managing an online tutoring and remediation program. In January of 2012 Mrs. Lovric relocated to Galveston with her husband and returned to UTMB School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in the BSN program. She teaches Population Health, Health Assessment, and Integration of Core Concepts. Lovric has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and ANA since 2006. Research interests are in health literacy, and health disparities and vulnerable populations.