Theresa Davis

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AACN Board
July 2023-June 2024

Theresa M. Davis, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CHTP, FAAN, serves a one-year term as president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. She was president-elect from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. She also served a three-year term as a director from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021, and completed a one-year term as treasurer from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Davis is assistant vice president of nursing at the High Reliability Center, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia. Most recently, she was clinical operations director of enVision teleICU at Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia, from 2004 to 2021, implementing and leading the teleICU. She was also adjunct faculty for George Mason University and Shenandoah University with a focus on nursing informatics, advanced pathophysiology and research from 2016-2020. In partnership with the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance in 2009-2010, she implemented the Teledisaster Program in nine hospitals across Northern Virginia, which is now present in 16 hospitals.

An AACN ambassador since 2017, she was also a Beacon Award reviewer (2017-2018), TeleICU Task Force member (2017-2018; 2010-2013), a member of the NTI Program Planning Committee (2015-2016), and a member of the AACN Nominating Committee (2014-2015).

Her clinical specialties are trauma/neuro critical care and teleICU, and she has led research in the areas of healing touch, caring science and technology acceptance. She is also exploring research in integrative care for symptom management. Davis is a co-author of "AACN TeleICU Nursing Practice: An Expert Consensus Statement Supporting High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care" (2018), and "Tele-ICU Today: Connecting Care Through Innovation," in Nursing2015 Critical Care, among many other publications and numerous presentations.

Additional affiliations include membership in the Virginia Nurses Association, Sigma's Epsilon Zeta Chapter and Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is past chair of the American Telemedicine Association's Tele-ICU Special Interest Group and served on the American Nurses Association's Professional Issues Panel: Connected Health/Telehealth.

Among her many awards, she received the 2017 IAMS Quality Merit Citation and Alumni of the Year in 2015 from George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, Virginia. In 2018, she was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Davis earned a PhD in nursing philosophy and a Master of Science in nursing administration in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998, all from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She is also a certified healing touch practitioner (CHTP), 2016-2026.