Connolly, Phyllis M.
Valley Foundation School of Nursing
Year Retired from SJSU
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Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, Philosophy in Public Administration, PhD 1987
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Program, MS 1981
Georgian Court College, Lakewood, NJ, Humanities, Magna Cum Laude, BA 1974
Jersey City Medical Center, School of Nursing, Diploma 1963
Professor, Nursing, San Jose State University, San Jose, 1991-2011
Associate Professor, Nursing, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1983-1990
Lecturer, Consortium, California State University, 1984-1988
Assistant Professor, Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ 1981-1983
Administrative and Professional Experience
Acting Director of School of Nursing, Spring 2008
Educator Option, Moore Grant, Fall 2004 - 2009
Graduate Coordinator, Fall 2001-2011
Assistant Director of Nursing, Fall 2001- 2011
Interim Graduate Coordinator, Fall 2000
Serving as the Content Expert for psychiatric and mental health nursing curriculum, CA Board of Registered Nursing requirement, 1983 - 2011
Director of Institute for Nursing Research & Practice, 1995 – 2000
Chair, Program Evaluation and Research Committee, SON, 1995 - 2008
Coordinator Transdisciplinary Collaboration Project, 1993 – 2006
Interim Department Chair, Fall 1990
Coordinator Nurse Managed Centers, 1988-92, S 1998
Semester 6 Chair, 1984-88, 1992-94
Project Director, Los Gatos CDBG, 1989-92
Professional Dr. Connolly was the eighth President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 10/1997) and only President who established a state APNA Chapter (California) before serving as President – Elect ( 10/96). As President, she supported the development of the Public Relations Task Force which resulted in organizing the first Board retreat on Marketing for Mission, the results of which served as the framework for APNA’s leadership for the 21st Century. As President-Elect responsible for the Membership Committee, she developed several recruitment strategies which resulted in a 15% membership increase, and seven new Chapters. Her ability to collaborate was evident in setting up a Regional and State Representative Structure for APNA based on a request from the Board, and she initiated the Functional Networking Groups.
She has been recognized for her collaborative work with several awards for initiating and maintaining a Transdisciplinary Collaboration Project focused on persons with serious and persistent mental illness living in the community—the results have been published in the Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing (1995). The outcomes have also been presented in Australia, Vancouver, London, Telford (England), as well as in DC, Virginia, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. The Project, an outgrowth of a Psychiatric Nurse Managed Center which she also initiated, includes collaboration with the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Dr. Connolly and a colleague’s proposal to FITNE resulted in being selected from 42 other proposals as one of FITNE’s seven Centers of Excellence in Community Healthcare and Technology in the nation, serving as a showcase site for the Nightingale TrackerTM system (1998). The award was an exciting opportunity for students and faculty to become pioneers in the next wave of clinical communication, and San Jose State School of Nursing was the only site. A case study, Omaha: Psychiatric home care, was developed by Dr. Connolly in 1998, utilizing the Omaha System with a psychiatric population.
Dr. Connolly has also served as Co-Chair of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill AB 1278 Task Force on Families and Mental Illness from 1993 to 1995 and co-authored yearly Reports.
California Statewide University
Statewide & International Programs Chair, 1990-91; Member 1988-92
Extended Education Commission, 1989-92
Statewide Academic Senate, 1987-92
San Jose State University
Early Career Investigator Award Committee 2005-11
Organization & Government 2002-2004
Information Technology Advisory Board 2001-2011
Community Outreach Partnership Center 1997-2000
WASC Task Force, 1993-94
Alcohol and Substance Abuse 1992-95
Academic Senate 1987-94
Professional Standards, 1987-94; Chair 1989-90
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Dean’s Search Committee 2005
Sabbatical Leave Committee 1996
Decanal Review Committee, Chair 1992
Administration of Justice Bureau, Advisory Committee, 1989-2010
Faculty Affairs, 1986-87
School of Nursing
Director’s Evaluation Committee 2008-09
Moore Grant Committee 2004 - 2011
Working Council for Advancement Fall 2000 - 2011
Executive Committee, 2000-2011
Self-Study Task Force, CCNE, Standard IV, Chair, 2000 – 2011
Graduate Committee, Chair, 2000 – 2011, member 1990
Nightingale Tracker Project, Co-Chair, 1998
Program Evaluation and Research, Chair, 1995- 2008
Personnel, 1987-94, Chair, 1991-93
BRN Content Expert Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 1987- 2011
Process Task Force, Chair, 1993-94
Task Force Organizing Conceptual Framework, 1990-93
Semester 5, 1988
Semester 6, 1983-94, Chair, 1984-88, 1992-94
Semester 7, 1983, 1995-Present
Curriculum Coordinating, 1984-88, 1992-94, 2000
Faculty Affairs, 1984-93, Chair, 1985-87, Executive, 1985-87, 1990, 1995-2011
Nurse Managed Centers, 1986-2011
Computer Task Force, 1985-86
Graduate, 1985-86, 1990-92, 1993-2011, Chair
- Connolly, P. M. (2012). Crisis intervention. In W. Mohr (Ed.) Psychiatric mental health nursing, (8thed.) ( Chap. 35, pp. 758-774.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
- Nguyen, E. E., Connolly, P. M., Wong, V. (2010). Medication Safety Initiative in Reducing Medication Errors. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 25(3),224-230.
- Connolly, P., Crider, M., Henninger, R. & Irwin, C. (October, 2009). Complementary Alternative Care for Persons with Schizophrenia Living in the Community: A Pilot Study. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 13, (3). Available at http:ojni.org/13_3/Connolly_Crider_Henninger_Irwin.pdf
- Canham, D., Mao, D., Yoder, M., Connolly, P., & Dietz, E. (2008). The Omaha System and quality measurement in academic nurse-managed centers: Ten steps for implementation. Journal of Nursing Education,47(3), 105-110
- Twoy, R., Connolly, P. M., & Novak, J. M. (2007). Coping strategies used by parents of children with autism. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19, 1-10.
- Connolly, P. M., Mao, C., Yoder, M., & Canham, D. (2006). Evaluation of the Omaha System in an academic nurse managed center. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 10(3) [online]. Available: http://ojni.org/10_3/connolly.htm
- Lee, C., Connolly, P. M., & Dietz, E. (2005). Forensic nurses’ views regarding medications for inmates. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 43(6), 32 – 39.
- Ngoh Toche, C., Lewis, I. D., Connolly, P. M. (2005). Outcomes of inpatient geropsychiatric treatment. Journal of Gerontological Nursing,31(4), 12 – 18.
- Barrera, C., Machanga, M., Connolly, P. M., & Yoder, M. (2003). Nursing care makes a difference: Application of the Omaha documentation system.Outcomes Management, 7 (4), 181- 185.
- Han, C., Connolly, P. M., & Canham, D. (2003). Measuring patient satisfaction as an outcome of nursing care at a teaching hospital of southern Taiwan. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 18(2), 143 -150.
- Connolly, P. M., & Elfrink, V. (2002). Using information technology in community-based psychiatric nursing education: The SJSU/NT project. Home Health Care Management and Practice,14 (5), 344 – 352.
- Connolly, P. M., & Elfrink, V. (2002). Using information technology in community- based psychiatric nursing education: The SJSU/NT project. In C. L. Weigand (Ed.) From email to earthquakes: On teaching and learning with technology in the California State University, (pp. 93 – 106). Long Beach, CA: California State University Press.
- Connolly, P. M., & Novak, J. (2000) Teaching collaboration: A demonstration project. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 6(6),183 -190.
- Connolly, P. (1999). Consumer advocacy. In C. Shea, L. Pelletier, E. Poster, G. Stuart, & M. Verhey (Eds.) Advanced practice nursing in psychiatric & mental health care(pp. 387 - 407). St. Louis: Mosby.
- Connolly, P. M., Huynh, M. T., & Gorney-Moreno, M. J. (1999, Winter). On the cutting edge or over the edge? Implementing the Nightingale Tracker. On-Line Journal of Nursing Informatics [On-Line], 3(1), Available: http://ojni.org/3_1/index.htm.
- Connolly, P. M. (1998). Emma B.: Woman with Mental Illness: The Omaha System Case Studies 1: http://omahasystem.org/emmab.html
- Palmer-Erbs, V., Connolly, P., Bianchi, R., Hoff, L. (1996). Nursing perspectives on disability and rehabilitation. In K. Anchor (Ed.) Disability analysis handbook: Tools for independent practice.(pp. 173 - 201) Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.
- Connolly, P. (1995). Transdisciplinary collaboration of academia and practice in the area of serious mental illness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 4 (4), 168-180.
- Connolly, P. (1991). Services for the underserved: A nurse-managed center for the chronically mentally ill. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 29 (1), 15-20.
- Connolly, P. (1989). The homeless chronically mentally ill: Strategies for improving education. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 27(6), 24-28.
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