Susan Mace Weeks

Executive Director, Health Innovation Institute at TCU | 817-257-7519

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Doctor of Nursing Practice, Texas Christian University, (2009)
MS, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Texas Woman's University, (1986)
BS, Nursing, William Jewell College, (1983)
Honors Study, Harlaxton College, Grantham, England, (1980)

Courses Taught

Doctor of Nursing Practice courses

Areas of Focus


Weeks, S.M. & Farmer, D. (2017). Institutional collaboration to accelerate interprofessional education.International Journal of Health Sciences Education 4(1), Available at:

Weeks, S.M. (2015). Length of stay in hospital for people with severe mental illness. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 13(4), 273-274.

Baker, K.A. & Weeks, S.M. (2014). An overview of systematic review. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 29(6), 454-458. (won Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award)

Weeks, S.M. (2014). Evidence in mental health. Nursing Clinics of North America, 49(4), 525-531.

Van Bogaert, P., Timmermans, O., Weeks, S.M., van Heusden, D., Wouters, K., & Franck, E. (2014). Nursing unit teams matter: Impact of unit-level nurse practice environment, nurse work characteristics, and burnout on nurse reported job outcomes, and quality of care, and patient adverse events – a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(8), 1123-1134.

Holly, C., Rittenmeyer, L.*, & Weeks, S.M.* (*denotes equal contribution as second author). (2014). Evidence-based clinical audit criteria for the prevention and management of delirium in the postoperative patient with a hip fracture. Orthopaedic Nursing, 33(1), 27-36. (won Teresa Pellino Research Writers Award)

Weeks, S.M. (2013). The Cochrane Collaboration (Invited Editorial). Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(10), 1249-1250.

Van Bogaert, P., Kowalski, C., Weeks, S.M., van Huesden, D., & Clarke, S.P. (2013). The relationship between nurse practice environment, nurse work characteristics, burnout, and job outcome and quality of nursing care: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(12), 1667-1677.

Weeks, S., Baker, K., Behan, D., Manworren, R., Moore, P., Smith, A., Speer, K., & Turpin, P. (2013). Regional fellowship bridges gap between practice and academia. Nursing Management, 44(6), 19-22.

6 June, 2017 U.S.-Sino Forum Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Systematic Review Workshop Weeks, S. M., Riddle, J. D., Hu, Yan, & Xing, Wei Invited

18 March, 2017 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Washington, D.C. Academic-Practice Partnerships: Workforce planning, Clark, J. S. & Weeks, S. M. Invited

23 July, 2016 Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Congress Cape Town, South Africa Collaboration to Improve Regional Clinical Outcomes: Accelerating the Implementation of Evidence Based Practice Weeks, S.M. Refereed

20 May, 2016 Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada Strategies for Successful JBI Collaboration Weeks, S.M. Invited

19 May, 2016 Evidence Based Practice Halifax, Canada Collaboration to Improve Outcomes Weeks, S.M. Invited

7 November, 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention Indiana-polis, Indiana Multidisciplinary Team Response to Support Survivors of Mass Casualty Disasters Adams, L.M. & Weeks, S.M. Refereed

31 October, 2015 Fudan University – Duke International Nursing Forum Shanghai China Accelerating Evidence Based Practice at a Regional Level: An Innovative Academic-Practice Partnership Weeks, S.M. Invited

29 September, 2015 Collaborating Across Borders Roanoke, Virginia Transformational Leadership: Creating a Culture of Cross-Institutional IPE Collaboration Farmer, D., Hawley, D.A., & Weeks, S.M. Refereed

3 June, 2015 University of Reggio & Modena Modena, Italy Resources to Support Evidence Based Practice Weeks, S.M. Invited

12 November, 2014 Joanna Briggs Institute Colloquium Singa-pore Cross-Institutional Interprofessional Collaboration Weeks, S.M., Farmer, D., & Cohen, L. Refereed

Advanced Practice Nurse Designation as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, 1987-present

Fellow (Clinical Member), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1992-present

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 1992-present

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, 1992-present

Registered Nurse, 1983-present

eFaculty Certification, 2012-present

Organization Role Dates National Academies of Practice Distinguished Fellow and Practitioner 2014 – Present American Academy of Nursing Fellow 2011 – Present

Building Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing (Formerly Magnet Expert Panel) Member 2013 – Present

Quality Health Care Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing Member 2012 – Present

Magnet Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing Member 2011 – 2013

International Council of Nurses: International Nurse Practitioner/Advance Practice Nurse Network Member 2012 – Present

American Organization of Nurse Executives Member 2009 – Present

American Nurses Association Member 1983 – Present

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Member 1985 – Present

Center for Excellence in Nursing Education Advisory Board

Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees

Texas Health Resources Quality and Performance Committee

American Red Cross Chisholm Trail Chapter Board of Directors (service on Governance, Financial Development, & Volunteer Committees) 2007 – present

National Project Lead to evaluate the Integrated Care Team Model 2011 – 2012

International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Network 2012 – present

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center – Institute for Patient Safety Advisory Board 2016 – present

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center – Institute for Patient Safety Founding Fellow 2016 – present

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center Oversight Network Committee for Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Training in Texas Grant (Reynolds Foundation) 2013 – present

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center Interprofessional Education Advisory Committee 2012 – present

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Campaign for Action: Texas Team Advancing Nursing Education Team 2013 – present

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center Interprofessional Education Obesity Prevention Sub-committee 2012 – 2014