Robin Toms, Ph.D., MN, RN, NEA-BC


Track Manager, Nursing Health Systems Management


Robin Toms, Ph.D., MN, RN, NEA-BC

HOU 7418


Dr. Toms has over twenty five years of experience in nursing administration. She is board certified as a Nursing Executive, Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her experience includes roles as Chief Learning Officer, Director of Professional Development and Education, Director of Human Resources, Director of Nursing and International Consultant. She currently leads the Nursing Health Systems Management Masters and Certificate programs for TWU College of Nursing and teaches courses in Ethics and Policy/Politics in the PhD program. She has completed research in complementary therapy, specifically Reiki therapy and retirement and its effects on role. Her current research interests include leadership, ethics, work-life balance and moral distress.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
M.N., Emphasis: Community Health and Education, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
B.S.N., Nursing, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Other, Nursing, Hutchinson Hospital


Nursing Administration; Health Care Administration; Organizational Development; Ethics; Policy Development

Latest Articles

Nurses' Empathetic Listening Behaviors from the Voice of The Patient
Nursing Economics (2020)
K. Myers, R. Krepper, A. Nibert, R. Toms

Infusion Center Outpatient Acuity: An Integrative Review of the Literature
Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (2020)
S Fessler, R Toms, R Krepper

Finding antecedents of psychological safety: A step toward quality improvement
Nursing Forum (2015)
G Aranzamendez, D James, R Toms

Recent Presentations

The lived experience of women whose spouses have retired from employement
SNRS 31st Annual Conference - Grounded in Research: Academic and Clinical Partnerships Transforming Health (2017)
Poster | Robin Toms

Ethical practice and jurisprudence
Texas Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference (2015)
Podium | Robin Toms

The business of healthcare: Creating business plans to support development of new programs
Sigma Theta Tau International (2015)
Podium | Robin Toms

Voice behavior of clinical nurses and leadership behavior: Finding the connection
Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention (2015)
Podium | Gina Aranzamendez, Robin Toms

Professional Affiliations

  • American Holistic Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Association of Leadership Science in Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International: Beta Beta Chapter
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas Nurses Association