Faculty Bios

Irene Gilliand



Irene GilliLand


Adult Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist


Nursing Building Office #127


office phone: (210) 829-3970

  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    I have been teaching nursing at UIW since 1991. I am an Adult Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist with a specialty in Hospice and Palliative Care.  I started out teaching undergraduate courses but have been primarily associated with the MSN/CNS online program for the past 10-12 years

  • Courses Taught

    Adult/Gero CNS I Diagnosis and Management

    II CNS Roles Course

    III  CNS Preceptorship

    Palliative Care

    Study Abroad

    Various DNP courses

  • Research Interests

    Methodologies for teaching care of the dying to graduate and undergraduate nursingand pharmacy students; cultural sensitivity

  • Recent Intellectual Contributions


    Gilliland, I. C., Attridge, R., Attridge, R., Maize, D., & McNeill, J. (2016). ). Building Cultural sensitivity and

    Interprofessional Collaboration Through a Study Abroad Experience. Journal of Nursing Education, 55 (1), 45-48.


    Obulaney, P. C., Gilliland, I., & Cassells, H. (2016). Increasing Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus Prevention Knowledge and HPV Vaccine Uptake through Mother/Daughter Education. Journal of Community Health, 33 (1), 54-67,doi: 10.1080/07370016.2016.1120595.


    Gilliland, I. C. (2015). Effects of a Community-Based Hospice Experience on Attitudes and Self-Perceived

    Competencies of Baccalaureate Senior Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education, 54 (6), 336-338.

  • Professional Memberships

    APRN Alliance

    CNAP (Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice)

    TX Clinical Nurse Specialists

    Appointed to the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

    Member of National Hospice and Palliative Care organization

    Situational Judgment Examination Workgroup

    Member of NACNS

    Member of ANA, 2000

    Member of Sigma Theta Tau