Dr. Poldi Tschirch Dr. Poldi Tschirch Dean, School of Nursing Professor
School of Nursing

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Dr. Poldi Tschirch is the dean of the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing. She can speak on nursing education, nursing education policy and nursing workforce development.

Areas of Expertise
Nursing, Nursing Education Policy, Nursing Workforce Development


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Medical Humanities - The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1992)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing - The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1983)
  • Bachelor of Science - Nursing - Salve Regina University (1974)


  • "A Vision for the Future of Nursing: "Placing Patients in the Best Position to Heal"" (2014)
    National Nurses Week Celebration - Harris Health System
  • "Integrating Perioperative Nursing in a BSN Curriculum." (2014)
    AORN Surgical Conference and Expo
  • "An Academic Practice Partnership Innovation: Integrating Perioperative Nursing in a BSN Curriculum" (2013)
    Partnership Excellence in Nursing Education Conference
  • "Innovations in Clinical Learning: Introducing Perioperative Nursing as a Foundation for Clinical Pra" (2013)
    Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, 60th Annual AORN Congress
  • "Teaching Online for Faculty Excellence. Let's Talk Teaching Series." (2013)
    University of St. Thomas
  • "Nightingale on Healing" (2011)
    National Nurses Week - Harris County Hospital District