Eugenia (Gena) Welch, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

Eugenia (Gena) Welch graduated from Trinity Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, then completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2005. In 2008, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University.

Professor Welch is a nationally certified advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), specifically an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her professional experience spans more than 30 years, primarily in acute and critical care nursing. She has practiced in leadership, education and academic roles sharing her knowledge and skills with students and practicing nurses.

Professor Welch has also published papers in peer-reviewed journals focused on cardiology and clinical practice. Additionally, she has presented at local, regional and national venues specific to her area of practice and expertise. Her focused area of research lies in caring for older adults at the end-of-life, including those in hospice and palliative care. 

Education:

  • M.S.N., Texas Christian University, 2008
  • B.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington, 2005
  • A.S.N., Trinity Valley Community College, 1988

Research Interests:

Caring for Older Adults at the End of Life; Pain Management Attitudes and Beliefs; Palliative Care; Hospice Care; Ethics; Professional Development of Nurses

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN): 1990-Present
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses – Dallas Chapter
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Texas Nurses Association

Latest Article:

Cottrell, D. & E. Welch. (2016) An Older Adult with Headache and Visual Blurring. JEN 2016. 42 (4), 348-349

Honors & Awards:

  • AACN Circle of Excellence Society, 2008
  • Excellent Preceptor Award-AACN Circle of Excellence Awards, 2002
  • DFW Great 100 Nurse, 2019