Donna Scott Tilley, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Associate Dean for Research and Clinical Scholarship

Professor, College of Nursing

Nursing

Donna Scott Tilley, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Contact

dtilley@twu.edu
940-898-2425
Denton Campus
ASB 216E

Website

Education

Ph.D., Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
M.S.N., Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas
B.S.N., Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas

Research Interests

Gender Based Violence; Health of Mothers and Children; Nursing; Nursing Diagnosis; Research Culture; Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Latest Articles

President's pen - Post pandemic research habits: Keeping the best and tossing the rest.
Research in Nursing and Health (2021)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Parenting surviving children after the death of a child from cancer: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Journal of Child and Family Studies (2021)
Wendy Haylett, Donna Scott Tilley, Becky Spencer, Shann Hwa Whang, Tara Akard

President's Pen - Collaboration as one step toward closing the science to practice loop.
Research in Nursing and Health (2021)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Charlene McNeill

President's Pen - Collaboration Instead of Competition: 1+1=3
Research in Nursing and Health (2021)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Parenting surviving children after the death of a child from cancer: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Journal of Child and Family Studies (2021)
Wendy Haylett, Donna Scott Tilley, Becky Spencer, Terrah Akard, Shann Hwa Whang

President's Pen - Moving Toward a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organization.
Research in Nursing & Health (2021)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Factor analysis of the Administrator Research Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3) survey
Health Education & Behavior (2020)
Donna Scott Tilley, Wanyi Wang, Ann Kolodetsky, Paul Yeatts

Correlates of increased risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment among LGBT+ university students.
Journal of Forensic Nursing (2020)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Ann Kolodetsky, Damon Cottrell, Abigail Tilton

President's pen - Developing a growth mindset in your research.
Research in Nursing & Health (2020)
Donna Scott Tilley

President's Pen – Thoughts on mentoring and being mentored
Research in Nursing and Health (2020)
Donna Scott-Tilley

President's Pen – Expanding the expertise on your research team
Research in Nursing and Health (2020)
Donna Scott-Tilley

President's pen – Developing a growth mindset in your research
Research in Nursing and Health (2020)
Donna Scott-Tilley

President's Pen - Inclusivity in Nursing Science
Research in Nursing and Health (2020)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Defining the language of research: An SNRS consensus statement
Research in Nursing & Health (2019)
Pamela Ashcraft, Malissa Mulkey, Demetrius Porche, Donna Scott Tilley

Nursing students' experience of sexual harassment during clinical practicum: A phenomenological approach
Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing (2019)
M Kim, T Kim, D. Scott Tilley, A. Kapusta, D. Allen

Doing more than just the minimum to fight campus sexual assaults. Opinion Editorial
Denton Record Chronicle (2018)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Ann Kapusta

The phenomenon of bereaved parenting: An integrative review of literature
OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying (2018)
Wendy J Haylett, Donna Scott Tilley

Caught in a web of confusion: Assessing the readability of university webpages for victims of sexual assault
Journal of Forensic Nursing (2018)
Shannon Duncan, Paul Yeatts, Ann Kapusta, Denise Allen, Donna Scott Tilley

Do more than just the minimum to fight campus sexual assaults. Opinion Editorial
MySanAntonio (2018)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Ann Kapusta

Doing more than just the minimum to fight campus sexual assaults. Opinion Editorial
Texas Tribune (2018)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Ann Kapusta

Universities doing more than just the minimum to fight campus sexual assaults: Research.
El Paso Times (2018)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Ann Kapusta

Campus sexual assault: This is the time to be heard.
Texas Tribune (2017)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Title IX: Colleges must forge better response to assaults
Houston Chronicle (2016)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Intimate partner violence: The lived experience of single women
Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2016)
Laura Thomas, Donna Scott Tilley

Human trafficking, sexual assault, or something else? A complicated case with an unexpected outcome
Journal of Forensic Nursing (2016)
Donna Scott-Tilley, Heather Crites

A grounded theory study of the process used to negotiate condom use among African American women: A review of the literature.
Journal of Cultural Diversity (2015)
Teressa Hunter, Donna Scott Tilley

Caring for women who have undergone female genital cutting/ circumcision
Nursing For Women's Health (2015)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Chapters

An Overview of Qualitative Research
in Foundations of Nursing Research (7th Ed.) | Pearson (2017)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs
in Foundations of Nursing Research (7th Ed.) | Pearson (2017)
Donna Scott-Tilley

Current Projects

I am currently working on a project funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services to address the serious and pervasive problem of sexual assault on college and university campuses in Texas. We are working with ten universities in Texas. We are helping each university refine their policy, strengthen their training, and form interdisciplinary teams to respond to sexual assault. All of our work is directed at creating a campus environment that effectively prevents sexual assaults and provides a comprehensive and effective response when sexual assault does occur.

Externally Funded Projects

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)
GOV-Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) | $148,155.00 | 2020
Role: Principal Investigator

Cultivating Safe College Campuses: A College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Consortium Year 3 of 3
GOV-Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) | $750,000.00 | 2016
Role: Principal Investigator

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • National League for Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas Nurses Association
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi