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Elaine  Ballard

Elaine  Ballard

Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Advanced Practice Nursing
Department: College of Nursing
Building: BRB 2220
Phone: 903.565.5993


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DNP --- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2009

MSN --- University of Texas at Arlington, 1988

BSN ---- University of Texas at Austin, 1983


Courses Taught:
N5111 - Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
N5222 - Diagnostic Methods and Procedures
N5334 - Professional Scholarship
N5352 - Advanced Health Assessment
N5364 - Primary Care I
N5366 - Primary Care II
N5660 - FNP Practicum

My clinical expertise is in the care of patients with Diabetes. I also am very involved in the use of Motivational Interviewing in helping individuals make lifestyle changes.
My approach to teaching incorporates my 24 years experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I feel very strongly about the skills and ability to make critical decisions that all NPs must posses. I incorporate my experience, the use of case studies, and my knowledge of critical areas that all NPs must master into my presentations and lectures.

Recent Publications:
Ballard, E. (2009). Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Versus Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Study. The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice 2009:10(1).
Recent Presentations:
Texas Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference; Fort Worth, Texas; Podium Presentation: “Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care”; September 9-11, 2011.
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