Ted S. Rigney, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

Ted S. Rigney, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Clinical Associate Professor
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty Coordinator
Please note: Faculty does not have an office on campus. Please contact him via email.

Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Delirium in the hospitalized older adult,
Influence of stress, particularly allostatic load, on the incidence of delirium in the hospitalized older adult,
Cognitive and functional outcomes following delirium in the hospitalized older adult,
Subjective experience of delirium and short- and long-term psychological effects,
Delirium recall and subsequent psychological effects.
Clinical Expertise: 

Delirium evaluation and management; Traumatology; Critical care; Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology; Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Research & Scholarship: 

Delirium in the hospitalized elderly; Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum development; Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialty curriculum development; Role of adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners in urban and rural healthcare systems

All Funding: 
Funding Source
2012-2016
Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration Project: Arizona Collaborative
US Department of Health and Human Services. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; $3,700,000
Site Co-Principal Investigator (withdrew July, 2014)
2014 - 2016
Interprofessional Preceptor Toolkit: Learning to Precept Nurse Practitioner Students
Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration Project: Arizona Collaborative: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, $19,000
Principal Investigator
2012-2015
Technology-Enhanced Rural Interprofessional Primary Care FNP Education (Advanced Nursing Education Program)
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing. Grant #1D09HP25031-01-00; $324,559
Co-Investigator (withdrew July, 2014)
2008-2011
Distant ACNP & Palliative Care: Bridging the Rural Urban Gap II
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing. Grant # D09HP05317; $941,477.
Project Co-Director
2008 - 2010
Allostatic Load and Delirium among Hospitalized Elderly
Laurence Emmons Student Dissertation Award. $10,000
Principal Investigator
2005 - 2008
Distant Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Bridging the Rural-Urban Gap
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing. Grant # D09HP05317; $954,042
Project Co-Director
2013 - 2015
University of Arizona College of Nursing - United Health Group Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Partnership
United Health Group $19,305
Co-Principal Investigator
2011 - 2013
University of Arizona College of Nursing Post-Masters Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Bridge Program
University of Arizona Health Network $91,932
Principal Investigator
2009 - 2012
University of Arizona College of Nursing- Banner Health Group Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Program
Banner Health Group $290,565
Principal Investigator
Publications: 
2015

Rigney, T.S. & Vincent, D. (2015). Thinking About Earning Your DNP Degree? Let’s Talk. 2015 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO.

Rigney, T. S. & Buchner, B. (2015). Acute Care Special Interest Group (invited podium presentation). American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Rigney, T. S. & Branham, S. (2015). Top New or Updated Guidelines & Evolving Treatment Options that Impact Acute Care Practice (invited podium presentation). American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

DuBois, J. & Rigney, T.S.. (2015). Congruency of Faculty and Preceptor Evaluations for FNP students in a DNP Program (podium presentation). National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 41st Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

2014

Rigney, T. S. (2014). The Cure for Delirium is at Hand: Delirium Assessment in the Acutely Ill (invited podium presentation). American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

2013

Rigney, T. S. (2013). Keeping It Clear: Delirium Assessment & Prevention in the Acutely Ill (invited podium presentation). American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NE.

2011

Vincent, D., Johnson, C., Velasquez, D. & Rigney, T. (2011). The DNP as “Practitioner-Researcher”: Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice. Web NP Online.

Accessed: http://www.webnponline.com/articles/article_details/dnp-prepared-nurses-as-practitioner-researchers-closing-the-gap-between-res/

 

Rigney, T. S. (2011). Delirium Management in the Hospitalized Adult (invited podium presentation). American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 26th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NE.

Rigney, T.S. (2011). The Cure for Delirium is at Hand: Prevention! (invited podium presentation). Neuroscience Symposium, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ

 

2010

Rigney, T.S. (2010). Allostatic Load Primary Mediators Predict Delirium in Hospitalized Elderly. Western Institute of Nursing 2010 Research Conference, Glendale, AZ.

Rigney, T.S. (2010). Delirium in the Hospitalized Older Adult (invited podium pesentation). National Education Institute: State of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Rigney, T. S. (2010). Delirium Management in the Hospitalized Elder (invited podium presentation). American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2010 Annual Conference, Phoenix, Az.

 

2010

Vincent, D., Johnson, C., Velasquez, D., & Rigney, T. (2010). Nursing Educators' Response to the Challenge. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14, (12).

Vincent, D., Johnson, C., Velasquez, D. & Rigney, T. The DNP as “Practitioner-Researcher”: Closing the Gap between Research and Practice. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14 (11-12), 28-34.

Rigney, T.S. (2010). Allostatic Load and Delirium in the Hospitalized Elder. Nursing Research, 59 (5), 322-330.

 

2009

Rigney, T.S. (2009). Allostatic Load and Delirium among Hospitalized Elders. (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3356409)

2009

Rigney, T.S. (2009). Allostatic Load and Delirium among Hospitalized Elders. Transdisciplinary Gerontological Interest Group, University Medical Center/University of Arizona.

Rigney, T.S. (2009). Allostatic Load and Delirium in the Hospitalized Elder. Gerontological Society of America, 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

2008

Rigney, T.S. (2008). The ADHE model: Allostasis & Delirium in Hospitalized Elderly. 50th Anniversary Nursing Research Conference, Celebrating Excellence in Nursing, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ.

2007

Rigney, T.S. (2007). The Theory of Allostasis and Delirium in the Hospitalized Elder. Center on Injury Mechanisms and Related Responses, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ.

Rigney, T.S. (2007). The Theory of Allostasis and Delirium in the Hospitalized Elder. Western Institute of Nursing, 2007 Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

2006

Rigney, T.S. (2006). Drug overdoses. In H. Schell & K. Puntillo (Eds.), Critical Care Nursing Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.

Rigney, T.S. (2006). Delirium in the Hospitalized Elder & Recommendations for Practice. Geriatric Nursing, 27, 3, 151 – 157.

2006

Reel, S., Rigney, T.S., McArthur, D., Berg, J., Vincenz, M., & Ewing, S. (2006). Developing an Online Nurse Practitioner Program in Primary and Acute Care (podium presentation). National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 32nd Annual Conference, Orlando, Fl.

Reel, S. & Rigney, T.S. (2006). Distant Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Bridging the Rural-Urban Gap. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2006 Annual Conference, Grapevine, Tx.

2005

Rigney, T.S., Kidd, P.S. & Switzer, M (2005). Acute Cardiac Dysfunction and Electrocardiographic Monitoring. In P.S. Kidd & K.D. Wagner (Eds.), High Acuity Nursing, 4th Ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

2004

Reel, S., Rigney, T.S., Berg, J., Vincenz, M., & Ewing, S. (2004). Rural Health for Advanced Practice Nurses. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2004 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

2001

Rigney, T.S. (2001). Drug Overdoses. In H. Schell & K. Puntillo (Eds). Critical Care Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.

1999

Rigney, T.S. (1999). Diagnostic ultrasonography for the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Unpublished thesis: University of California, San Francisco

Honors and Awards: 
2015
Tucson Nurses Week Foundation, “Fabulous 50 “ Award
2015
Advanced Practice Committee of the Arizona State Board of Nursing (2011 - 2015 BON appointment)
2010
Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate)
2009
Outstanding Dissertation Award - University of Arizona, College of Nursing
2008
Laurence Emmons Student Dissertation Award – University of Arizona, College of Nursing
2007
Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
2005
Arizona Nurses Foundation Council of Trustees Award Recipient (2005 & 2006)
2005
Fellow, Center on Injury Mechanisms and Related Responses: National Research Service Award (T32-NR07958) (2005 & 2006)
2002
School Site Partner Award, American Heart Association
2000
Professional Nurse Traineeship Award (2000 - 2001)
1999
Outstanding Master of Science Student Award
1999
Barbara Reid Scholarship Award
2011
J. Lyle Bootman Scholar, Collaborating Across Borders Conference (CAB III)
Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
PhD
2005 - 2009
Nursing
University of California, San Francisco, Ca
MS
1997 - 1999
Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care
University of Phoenix, San Francisco
BSN
1993 - 1995
Nursing
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca
ADN
1989 - 1992
ADN