Jacquelyn Svoboda, DNP, APRN, WHNP-C

Jacquelyn Svoboda

DNP, APRN, WHNP-C

Director of Educational Innovations
BSN Honors Program Director
Associate Professor
Joseph B. and Mary Alice Collerain Professorship of Nursing

Jacquelyn Svoboda, DNP, APRN, WHNP-C

Jacquelyn Svoboda

DNP, APRN, WHNP-C

Director of Educational Innovations
BSN Honors Program Director
Associate Professor
Joseph B. and Mary Alice Collerain Professorship of Nursing

Jacquelyn Svoboda

DNP, APRN, WHNP-C


Overview

Education

  • DNP, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Dr. Jacquelyn Svoboda is a passionate advocate and innovative visionary who has dedicated her career and work to improving quality health access for vulnerable populations and educating and empowering student nurses to do the same. She currently serves as the Director of Educational Innovations, Coordinator of the BASS Scholars Program, Director of the BSN Scholars Programs, and as an assistant professor. She continues her clinical practice in the UTMB OB/Gyn department as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

  • Obstetrical/Gynecology Nursing
  • Telehealth
  • Nursing collaboration in the Correctional Healthcare system
  • Innovation in education
  • Maternal health equity, social justice in healthcare and policy

Certifications

  • National Certification Corporation- Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner
  • Apple Teacher Certification
  • Telehealth Certificate - ABT CORE Concepts, 2021

Selected Accomplishments

  • 2022 - The University of Texas Board of Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2022 - UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Hall of Fame Award
  • 2022 - National Committee appointment - Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) National Public Policy Committee
  • 2017- 2022 - Outstanding Faculty Award, UTMB Galveston School of Nursing (each year)
  • 2021 - Annual Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award: Health Division
  • 2021 - American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Transform National Conference 1st place Poster Presentation Winner. For "Navigating obstetrics through an innovative escape challenge"
  • 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
  • 2018 - Estalee Price Nursing 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

  • Svoboda, J. & Stevenson, S. (2021). Preparing Student Nurses to Explore Evidence-Based Practice Using Technology During a Pandemic. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(6), 364-364.
  • Stevenson, S. & Svoboda, J. (2021). Transforming Simulation into a Virtual Learning Experience for Undergraduate Obstetrical Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(7), 424-424.
  • Svoboda, J. (2022). Ineffective Activity Planning, in Ackley and Ladwig's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care; Elsevier: Missouri, 13th edition.
  • 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. & Leger, M. (2021, December) Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-Accelerating Credentials of Purpose and Value ("Accelerating Credentials") Grant Program: Innovations in Healthcare Delivery in Rural and Underserved Communities: A Stackable Telehealth Certificate. $305,060.00.
  • 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.

Community Engagement

Dr. Svoboda also serves and advocates within her community as the founder and president of a local service non-profit, Friends Thru the Fight, which provides financial, social, and spiritual support for breast and gynecology cancer patients in Galveston County.