Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Tammy Bathke

University of California-Los Angeles

From 2009-2013 I served as Assistant Director of the associate degree nursing program at College of the Canyons (COC), a California Community College. Mentorship with key leaders at COC accelerated my understanding of the big picture of nursing academia. My qualifications in applying for the Jonas Leadership Fellowship include that my Master of Science in Nursing degree is in nursing education. I have extensive curriculum experience. Most noteworthy is the curriculum revision process that took place during my position as assistant director at the COC Nursing Program. This thorough revision incorporated Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies as a major guiding force in developing the program outcomes which were then threaded through every course. As Assistant Director, I worked closely with struggling students and I developed remediation plans to help them. I currently teach lecture as well as med/surg and psychiatric nursing clinicals. The doctoral study at UCLA will facilitate my career goal to teach and do research at a large reputable university. I plan to generate evidenced based practice involving positive health outcomes and methods of promoting well-being. My proposed research has the primary goal of describing the relationship between the concept of eudaimonic well-being and mental health symptoms in Latino college students. Latinos represent a growing population with disparities that exist in areas including health outcomes as well as academia. Based on theory and recent advances in science, it is hypothesized that eudaimonic well-being can serve as an avenue of future interventions.