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Benny Holland, PhD

Benny Holland, PhD

Benny Holland, PhD

Director

Clinical Learning Resource Center
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Suite 2006D
Bryan, TX   77807

Phone: 979-436-0160
bholland@tamhsc.edu

Education

1995 - Stephen F. Austin State University, BSN 

2003 - Texas A&M Health Science Center, MPH

2016 - Texas A&M Health Science Center, PhD - Public Health

Employment:

1995-1996 Legal Nurse Consultant, Fairchild, Price, Thomas and Haley, Attorneys, Nacogdoches, TX

1996-1998  Correctional Nurse, University of Texas Medical Branch, Beaumont, TX

1999-1999 Registered Nurse Supervisor, Daniel Jarvis Home Health, Bryan, TX

1999-2000 Registered Nurse Supervisor, Texas Home Health of America, College Station, TX

2000-2002 Office Director, Texas Home Health of America, College Station, TX

2002-2005 Registered Nurse Supervisor, Auxi Healthcare Services, Brenham, TX

2005- Present  Director, Clinical Learning Resource Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX

Research interests:

As a researcher, my interest is in utilizing clinical simulation technology to improve health care systems, processes, and outcomes. This includes: patient safety, medical errors, medication errors, and utilizing clinical simulation for skills competency evaluations.

Research Support:

Relationship centered transformation of curricula

08/03/2011-07/31/2016

The goal of this study was to expand the integration of the principles and values of relationship-centered care into both the classroom/community-based and clinical/simulation curricular models of interprofessional education for health care professionals.

Role: CoI

CPRIT Prevention & Education Grant

12/01/2013-11/30/2016

The goals and aims of this study were to provide breast, cervical, and colon cancer prevention, screening, and diagnostic services for low-income, safety-net women living in the non-metropolitan Brazos Valley region.

Role CoI

Publications

Holland, Delbert Benny (2016). Using Simulation Technology as a Novel Prevention Tool to Combat Health Care-Associated Infections. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/157120

Bio

My history has not always been in healthcare. I spent much of my life in the oilfield as a roughneck and in the high-rise construction industry as an Ironworker. My interest was directed toward healthcare, and in 1995, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. I enjoyed practicing nursing as a Correctional Nurse with the University of Texas Medical Branch for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. After several years, my career led me into providing Medicaid and Medicare services to rural populations through home health agencies in the Bryan/College Station area. I found working with patients in their homes and communities very rewarding and discovered a desire to advance my career in that direction. I enrolled in the recently developed School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and obtained a Masters of Public Health degree in 2003. Later, I pursued and obtained my doctorate from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health in 2016.

In 2005, it was my good fortune to be made aware of the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s intention to develop a Clinical Learning Resource Center (CLRC) to support the Texas A&M Health Science Center components with educating health professionals utilizing simulated patient encounters. The Texas A&M Health Science Center was concurrently developing a BSN nursing program and the CLRC was to be the host for this program until a new campus could be constructed. My background in nursing, my aptitude with computer technology, and my desire to advance my career beyond direct patient care combined with my master of public health degree made me an excellent fit for the challenge of developing the CLRC. The CLRC has grown over the years and continues to expand in our mission to support the education of health care professionals. I am grateful to the Texas A&M Health Science Center for the opportunity to be a part of this great effort. After all this time, I can still say, “Without a doubt, this is the best job I’ve ever had in my life”.

Last edited by: westbrook 03/26/2018