Jacquelyn Svoboda, DNP, MSN, RNC, WHNP | UTMB School of Nursing

Jacquelyn Svoboda

DNP, MSN, RNC, WHNP

Director of Educational Innovations
Assistant Professor

Jacquelyn Svoboda, DNP, MSN, RNC, WHNP | UTMB School of Nursing

Jacquelyn Svoboda

DNP, MSN, RNC, WHNP

Director of Educational Innovations
Assistant Professor

Jacquelyn Svoboda

DNP, MSN, RNC, WHNP


Overview

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 2020
  • Master of Science in Nursing: University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: UTMB, 1999

Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

Obstetrical/Gynecology Nursing

Courses Taught

  • Academic: Lead Project Director for an innovative project titled the BAMBI/SON Collaborative project which encourages breastfeeding and bonding for incarcerated mothers by utilizing student led education and bedside companion opportunities
  • Academic & Clinical: Increasing access to breastfeeding for the incarcerated mother.
  • Clinical Practice: Dr. Svoboda has practiced in a variety of roles within maternal-child health arena over the past 21 years. As a full-time faculty member, she continues to contribute to clinical practice through her role as an NP in the OB/Gyn department at UTMB.
  • NURS 4430

Courses Taught

  • The Mother & Family (OB)
  • The Child & Family (Pediatrics)
  • Community Health
  • Captstone

Selected Accomplishments

  • Appointment - UTMB Faculty Senate, Senator, 2020-2022
  • Appointment - UTMB University Wellness Committee 2020-2022

Professional Memberships

  • 2020, Leadership Committee, Sigma Theta Tau International- Alpha Delta Chapter
  • 2019, Board Member, Sigma Theta Tau International- Alpha Delta Chapter
  • Member, National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • 2014-2017 Secretary, Sigma Theta Tau International- Alpha Delta Chapter
  • 2014- 2017 Treasurer, Association of Women's Health Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International- Alpha Delta Chapter
  • Member, AWHONN - Galveston County/Bay Area
  • Member, Texas Breast Health Collaborative
  • Member, UTMB Alumni Association
  • Member, Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Member, Texas Breast Health Collaborative
  • President, Founder -Friends Thru The Fight, Inc

Certifications

  • National Certification Corporation- Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner
  • Apple Teacher Certification

Awards

  • 2020 - Outstanding Faculty Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2019 - FA & Beverly Odum Award for Nursing Research UTMB, Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2019 - Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2019 - Excellence in Nursing, Good Samaritan Foundation, Bronze Medalist
  • 2019 - Outstanding Faculty Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2018 - Estalee Price Nursing Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2018 - Outstanding Faculty Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2017 - Outstanding Faculty Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing
  • 2016 - CNO ADMIRE Award- Innovation Category, UTMB Galveston Health System
  • 2016 - UTMB President's Cabinet Award Recipient, UTMB Galveston Health System
  • 2015 - Excellence in Nursing, Good Samaritan Foundation, Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 - Master of Pinning Ceremony for UTMB School of Nursing (elected by students

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Approved for publications (not published yet) - Svoboda, J. & Stevenson, S. (TBD). Preparing student nurses to explore evidence-based practice using technology during a pandemic. Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Approved for publications (not published yet) - Stevenson, S. & Svoboda, J. (TBD). Transforming simulation into a virtual learning experience for undergraduate obstetrical nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Kwarteng-Amaning, V., Svoboda, J., Bachynsky, N., & Linthicum, L. (2019). An Alternative to Mother and Infants Behind Bars: How One Prison Nursery Program Impacted Attachment and Nurturing for Mothers Who Gave Birth While Incarcerated. The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing, 33(2), 116-125.

Additional Information

Grant Support

  • Starnes Ott, K. & Svoboda, J. (2020, November). Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP) through THECB (2020, August). Supporting Clinical Learning Experiences to Mitigate Impediments due to COVID-19 2020-2022 - Project Directors: Dr. Kristen Starnes-Ott & Dr. Jacquelyn Svoboda (approved 10/2020)
  • Svoboda, J.D. & Bachynsky, N. (2016, August). UTMB President's Cabinet Award Recipient for a two year term grant funding for $41,141.00 for the BAMBI/SON Collaborative Project Grant Proposal.