Anita Tesh, PhD, CEA-II, CNE, ANEF, RN

Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Division and Undergraduate Program
Adult Health, Assessment, End of Life Issues, Geriatrics, Health & Social Justice, Measurement, Nursing Education, Research Design

astesh@email.unc.edu

919.966.8233

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 107C

Currently Accepting PhD Students

Anita Tesh holds a doctorate in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, with a minor in Mathematical Statistics. She holds MSN and BSN degrees in nursing, and is an NLN Certified Nurse Educator, a Fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education, and was a 2011 Fellow in the AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP). Dr. Tesh has participated in projects in geriatrics and in nursing education funded by HRSA, and in health disparities from HHS and NIH.  As part of research teams or dissertation committees, Dr. Tesh frequently contributes expertise on research design, assessment and measurement.  Her current research interests include issues of health and social justice, with particular focus on geriatrics, end of life issues and access to nursing education.

2013 Fellow, NLN Academy of Nursing Education
2013 Leadership Excellence Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
2011 Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership for Academic Nursing Program
2010 UNCG Lifetime Achievement in Human Research Ethics and IRB Service Award
2004 Excellence in Nursing Education Award, Gamma Zeta Sigma Theta Tau
2002 Inducted, Sigma Phi Omega National Gerontology Honor Society
2002 Gladys Strawn Bullard Award for Leadership and Service, UNCG
2002 The Great 100, North Carolina
2000 Inducted, Golden Chain Honor Society
2001 NCLN Teaching Excellence Award, North Carolina League for Nursing
1997 Research Excellence Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
1996 Teaching Excellence Award, UNCG School of Nursing
1995 Chapter author in Mosby Book of the Year (Community as Partner)
1993 Inducted, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
1991 Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association
1991 Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1988 North Carolina League for Nursing Graduate Nurse Fellowship
1978 Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

 

*     indicates refereed journal

**   indicates invited

  •  *Tesh, A., Hyde, Y., & Kautz, D. (2014.) A Writing Intensive Introductory Course for RN to BSN Students. Nurse Educator, 39(1), 6-7.
  • *Van Horn, E., Hyde, Y., Tesh, A., & Kautz, D. (2014.) Teaching pathophysiology: Strategies to liven the traditional lecture. Nurse Educator, 39(1), 34-37.
  • **Barba, B., Tesh, A., & DeBrew, J. (2011-present) University of North Carolina at Greensboro Geriatric Training Series. (Series of nineteen online training modules)  North Carolina AHECConnect at http://www.aheconnect.com/newahec/courses.asp
  • **Barba, B. E. & Tesh, A. S.  (2011). Hydration management. In D. Bowles (Ed.) Gerontology nursing case studies: 100 narratives for learning (pp. 175-177.) New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • **Barba, B. E. & Tesh, A. S.  (2011). Making community events accessible to older adults: Geriatric nurses’ collaboration. In M. Wykle & S. Gueldner & (eds.) Healthy aging: Gerontological education for nurses and other health care professionals (pp. 191-198)  New York: Jones & Bartlett.
  • *Barba, B. E., Tesh, A. S., Cowen, K. & Hancock, D (2010). Older Adults: What every paedatric nurse should know. Childcare in Practice, 16(3), 275-286.
  • *Hu, J., Wallace, D. & Tesh, A.S. (2010). Physical activity, obesity, nutritional health and quality of life in low-income Hispanic adults with diabetes.  Journal of Community Health Nursing, 27(2), 70-83.
  • **Barba, B. E., Tesh, A. S., & DeBrew, J. (2007). (2nd ed.). The hospitalized older adult: A teaching manual for geriatric nursing care for RNs and LPNs [Includes CD]. Greensboro, NC: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • *Barba, B., Tesh, A. & Kohlenberg, E. (2006). Recognize the many facets of gerontological nursing. Nursing Management, 38(1), 36-41.
  • **Barba, B., Tesh, A. & DeBrew, J. (2006). Geriatric Nursing Education for Registered Nurses, Practical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants (multimedia DVD).  Greensboro, N.C.: University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • *Kennedy-Malone, L., Penrod, J. Kohlenberg, E., Crane, P. & Tesh, A. (2006). Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(2), 123-128.
  • **Barba, B., Tesh, A. & DeBrew, J. (2005). The Hospitalized Older Adult: A Teaching Manual for Geriatric Nursing Care for CNAs.  Greensboro, N.C.: University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • **Barba, B., Tesh, A. & DeBrew, J. (2005). The Hospitalized Older Adult: A Teaching Manual for Geriatric Nursing Care for RNs and LPNs.  Greensboro, N.C.: University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • *Cowen, K., & Tesh, A. (2002) Effects of Gaming on Nursing Students’ Knowledge of Pediatric Cardiovascular Dysfunction. Journal of Nursing Education, 41(11), 507-509.
  • **Callahan, J. & Tesh, A. (2002). Eden Efforts in 13 NC Nursing Homes. NC Coalition for Long-Term Care Enhancement Newsletter, 3(3), 6-9.
  • *Haight, B., Barba, B., Tesh, A. & Courts, N. (2002) Thriving: A Lifespan Theory. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28(3), 14-22.
  • *Barba, B., Tesh, A. & Courts, N. (2002) Promoting Thriving in the Nursing Home: The Eden Alternative. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28(3), 7-13.
  • *Tesh, A., McNutt, K., Courts, N. & Barba, B. (2002) Characteristics of Nursing Homes Adopting Environmental Transformations. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28(3), 28-34.
  • *Hamilton, N., & Tesh, A. (2002) The North Carolina Eden Coalition: Facilitating Environmental Transformation in North Carolina. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28(3), 35-40.
  • *Courts, N.F, Barba, B. E., & Tesh, A.S. (2001) Family caregivers’ attitudes toward aging, caregiving, and nursing home placement. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (8), 44-52.
  • *Childers, P. & Tesh, A. (2000). Practice Pointer: Infections in Nursing Homes. Nurse Practitioner, 25(6), 2.
  • *Van Horn, E., & Tesh, A.S. (2000). The effect of critical care hospitalization on family members: Stress and Responses. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 19(4), 40-49.
  • *Van Horn, E., & Tesh, A.S. (2000). Handle with care: ICU experience takes a toll on patients’ families. Nursing Management, 31(9), 32F-32H.
  • **Tesh, A. (2000). Allergies, Aging, Anergy, and Eden. North Carolina Eden Alternative Coalition Newsletter, 1(1), 2.
  • **Tesh, A. S.  (2000). Normal renal and urinary excretory function. In B. Bullock & R. Henze (eds). Focus on pathophysiology (pp 587-602).  Philadelphia: Lippincott.
  • **Tesh, A. S.  (2000). Altered renal and urinary excretion. In B. Bullock & R. Henze (eds). Focus on pathophysiology (pp 603-637).  Philadelphia: Lippincott.
  • **Tesh, A. S. (1999). Allergies, aging, anergy. Eden Alternative Journal, 7(4), 23-24.
  •  *Lewis, T., Tesh, A.S., & Lyles, K.W. (1999). Care of patients with Paget’s Disease of the bone. Nurse Practitioner. 24(7), 50-65.
  •  *DeBrew, J.K, Barba, B.E., & Tesh, A.S. (1998). Assessing medication knowledge and practices of older adults. Home Healthcare Nurse, 16(10). 686-692.
  • **Tesh, A. S.  (1998). Review of the Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination. In J.C. Conoley & J.C. Impara (eds) The Mental Measurement Yearbook, 13th edition (pp.840-845).   Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurement.
  • **Tesh, A. S.  (1998). Review of the Ramsay Corporation Job Skills- Office Arithmetic Test. In J.C. Conoley & J.C. Impara (eds) The Mental Measurement Yearbook, 13th edition (pp. 817-819).  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurement.
  • **Selby-Harrington, M.L, & Tesh, A.S. (1996). Epidemiology, demography, and research. In E.T. Anderson & J.M. McFarlane (eds) Community as Partner: Theory and Practice in Nursing (pp. 20-81). New York: Lippincott.  (Recipient of American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award)
  • **Tesh, A. S.  (1995). Review of the entrance examination for schools of nursing: RN entrance examination. In J.C. Conoley & J.C. Impara (eds) The Mental Measurement Yearbook, 12th edition (pp. 358-360).  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurement.
  • **Tesh, A. S.  (1995). Review of the process skills rating scales. In J.C. Conoley & J.C. Impara (eds) The Mental Measurement Yearbook, 12th edition (pp. 815-816).  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurement.
  • *Selby-Harrington, M., Quade, D., Sorenson, J. R., Stearns, S. C., Tesh, A. T., & Donat, P. L. N. (1995). Increasing Medicaid child health screenings: The effectiveness of mailed pamphlets, phone calls, and home visits, American Journal of Public Health, 85(10), 1412-1417.
  • *Tesh, A.S. & Selby-Harrington, M.L, Corey, V.B., & Cross, A. (1995). The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program: Opportunities for Nurse Practitioners. The Nurse Practitioner, 20(8), 68-73
  • *Selby-Harrington, M.L., Tesh, A.S., Donat, P.L., & Quade, D. (1995). Diversity in the rural poor: Differences between households with and without telephones. Public Health Nursing, 12(6), 386-392.
  • Tesh, A. S. (1990). Conceptualizations of test bias and adverse impact: Implications of recent policy proposals. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Open Library ID# OL22228328M, http://openlibrary.org/books/OL22228328M/
  • **Jaeger, R. M., Linn, R. L, & Tesh, A. S. (1989). A synthesis of research on some psychometric properties of the GATB. In J. L. Hartigan & A. K. Widgor (Eds.) Fairness in employment testing: Validity generalization, minority issues, and the General Aptitude Test battery (pp. 303-324.) Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
  • Evaluator (5% effort) (Letvak, S., PI)  UNCG’s Veteran Access Program (VAP) To Prepare BSN Nurses. HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program -Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Funded for $$992,00. July  2014-June 2017. (Tesh left this project role with employment change from UNCG to UNC-CH)
  • Principal Investigator.  (25%  effort). RN-BSN Outreach Programs. NW AHEC, Funded for $100,000. June 2014-June 2015.
  • Principal Investigator.  (donated effort). RN-BSN and MSN Hickory Outreach Programs. NW AHEC, Budget $$80,000. June 2013-June 2014.
  • Principal Investigator.  (donated effort). RN-BSN and MSN Hickory Outreach Programs. NW AHEC, Budget $80,000. June 2012-June 2013.
  • Principal Investigator. (donated effort). RN-BSN and MSN Hickory Outreach Programs. NW AHEC, Budget $90,400. June 2011-June 2012.
  • Investigator.  (5% effort initially, later % varied with project needs)  (Barba, B. E., PI) Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program-3, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Diversity and Multicultural Education (D62HP01905). July 2009-June 2012. Direct costs $518,400.
  • Principal Investigator. (15% effort initially, later % varied with project needs). Enhancing Community Research Awareness. National Institute of Health (NIH) PARTNERS IN RESEARCH PROGRAM, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, 1R03DK083777-01. Budget $128,763. September 2008-January 2012.
  • Component Director. (15% effort initially, later % varied with project needs)  (Wallace, D., PI). TRIAD Center for Health Disparities, National Centre for Minority Health and Disparities (NIH) 1P20MD002289-01, NCMHD/NIH, Budget $6,589,787. October 2007-September 2012.
  • Principal Investigator. (donated effort). RN-BSN and MSN Hickory Outreach Programs. NW AHEC, Budget $90,000. June 2010-June 2011.
  • Co-Investigator. (5% effort)  (W.R. Cowling, PI).  Doctoral Nursing Program to Promote Health Access-2. Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS D09HP05333. Budget $762,573. July 2008-June 2011.
  • Principal Investigator. (donated effort). RN-BSN and MSN Hickory Outreach Programs. NW AHEC, Budget $90,000. June 2009-June 2010.
  • Evaluator (5% effort initially, later % varied with project needs) (Beth Barba, PI). Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project-2. Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing. (D62HP01905). Direct costs $518,400.  (HRSA September 1, 2006-June 30, 2009.)
  • Component Director. (15% effort initially, later % varied with project needs)  (Wallace, D., PI). TRIAD Project for Health Disparities, National Centre for Minority Health and Disparities (NIH), R24 EXPORT, (MD-03-001). October 2003- September 2006. Total Costs $1,064,250. (Tesh, Component Director of Outreach Core. Outreach budget $210,741)
  • Co-Project Director. (30% effort initially, later % varied with project needs).  (Beth Barba (PI). Comprehensive Geriatric Education Project. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing (D62HP01905). September 2003-June 2006. Direct Costs $625,000.
  • Co-Investigator.  (donated effort). (Hu, J. Wallace, D. & Tesh, A.) (2006). Health-Related Quality of Life in Hispanic Adults with Type II Diabetes. Submitted as part of pilot research component for TRIAD Project for Health Disparities (MD-03-001). Budget $15,767.
  • Co-Investigator. (donated effort)  (Kohlenberg, E., PI)  Offering an Online MSN with Concentration in Education: Needs, Feasibility, and Logistics. HRSA. Approved. Not funded. 2004.
  • Principal Investigator.  (donated effort).  Distance Education Strategies for Nursing Health Assessment. UNCG Teaching and Learning Center Grant. Funded at $5000. 2003.
  • Co-Investigator. (donated effort).  (Hu, J. Wallace, D. & Tesh, A.)  Health-Related Quality of Life in Hispanic Adults with Type II Diabetes. UNCG Regular Faculty Grant. Budget $5000. Not funded. . 2003.
  • Principal Investigator.  (donated effort). Alternative Health Care Practices of College Students. NCNC District 11 Research Award. Funded at $500. 2002.
  • Co-Investigator. (donated effort). (Kohlenberg, E., PI, Dick, M., Evans, M., Barba, B., & Tesh, A.) Offering an Online MSN with Concentration in Education: Needs, Feasibility, and Logistics. University of North Carolina General Administration. Budget $484,274. Funded at $75, 000. 2002.
  • Component Director (15% effort).  (Wallace, D, PI)  TRIAD Minority Health EXPORT Center. Department of Health and Human Services. (1 P20 MD00190-01) Budget $1,100,897. I was Director of Outreach Core Director for TRIAD Minority Health EXPORT Center. Department of Health and Human Services. Outreach Core Budget $668, 744. Not funded. 2002.
  • Co-Investigator. . (donated effort). (Hu, J. Wallace, D. & Tesh, A.) Health-Related Quality of Life in Hispanic Adults with Type II Diabetes. Submitted for TRIAD Minority Health EXPORT Center grant from Department of Health and Human Services. Budget $23,727. Not funded. 2002.
  • Co-Investigator. . (donated effort). (Tesh. A., Barba, B. & Courts, N.) The Impact of Edenizing: A Pilot Study.  Logos Healthcare, Inc. Funded at $500. 1997-1998.
  • Co-Investigator. . (donated effort). (Tesh. A., Barba, B. & Courts, N.) Outcomes of Implementing the Eden Alternative. . Ruth P. Council Research Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, UNCG. Funded at $500. 1997-1998.
  • Co-Investigator. . (donated effort).  (Barba, B., Tesh. A., & Courts, N.) The Impact of Edenizing: A Pilot Study. Brithaven Corporation, Hillco Limited. Not funded. 1997.
  • Principal Investigator. . (donated effort). Enhancing Instruction by Laying a Firm and Uniform Foundation. Computer Technology Education Program (CTEP) Grant, UNCG. Funded at $780. 1997.
  • Principal Investigator. . (donated effort). Evaluation of the Impact of Distance Education on Learner Achievement and Satisfaction. Ruth P. Council Research Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, UNCG. Funded at $400. . 1997.
  • Principal Investigator. (Tesh. A, Selby-Harrington, M, Sorenson, J. & Quade, D.)  Promoting Well-Child Services to Families Who Cannot Be Reached by Phone.  Miles Institute for Health Care Communication. Budget $19,904. Not funded. 1995.
  • Research Associate. (Selby-Harrington, M, (PI) Nursing Interventions to Improve EPSDT Utilization: The Healthy Kids Project. (5 RO1 HS 06507). Funded by National Institute for Health. 1993-1995.
  • Principal Investigator. . (donated effort).  Comparison of three methods of health education. University Research Council Award. Funded at $1,300. May 1994- June 1995.
  • Principal Investigator. (donated effort).). Examination of the psychometric properties of three data collection instruments. Ruth P. Council Research Facilitation Committee, Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Funded at $451. December 1993- November 1994.
  • Co-Investigator. (Selby-Harrington, M, & Tesh, A.) The rural poor: A model to improve access to health care. National Institute of Health.  (1 RO1 H508298-01).Budget $3,098,242 Not funded. 1993.
  • Principal Investigator. Healthy Kids Project Kinko’s grant application. Kinko’s Community Grant Program. Budget $1000. Not funded. 1993.
  • Principal Investigator. . (donated effort). Refinement of interactive video strategies to increase EPSDT utilization. University Research Council Award, University to North Carolina at Greensboro. Funded at $4,777. July 1993-June 1994.
  •   Principal Investigator. . (100% effort). Analysis, interpretation, and refinement of interactive video strategies to increase EPSDT utilization. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Excellence Foundation Summer Research Grant. Funded at $4,000.  June 1993- August 1993.
  • Co-Investigator. ( Selby-Harrington, M, & Tesh, A). Opening doors to preventive health care for children of low income families. Opening Doors Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Budget $298,596. Not funded. 1993.
  • Co-Investigator. (Selby-Harrington, M; Tesh, A., Richardson, L. Krowchuk, H., & Ruhm, C.). Interactive Computers and Low-Literacy Pamphlets to Help Medicaid Applicants Obtain Preventive Health Care for their Children. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Budget $47,122.  Not funded. 1993.
  • Co-Investigator. . (donated effort). (Selby-Harrington, M & Tesh, A.) Comparison of the Impact of Two Nursing Interventions on Client Knowledge and EPSDT Use.  Ruth P. Council Research  Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, UNCG.  Budget $321. April 1993 –May 1994.
  •   Principal Investigator. . (donated effort). Examination of interactive video strategies to increase EPSDT utilization. Ruth P. Council Research Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, UNCG. Funded at $400. April 1993 –May 1994.
  • Principal Investigator. . (donated effort). Use of interactive video to increase EPSDT utilization: A feasibility study. Funded by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Research Council New Faculty Research Award. Funded at $2,500. November 1992 –May 1993.
  • Project Director. (100% effort). (Jaeger, R., PI) Development of the quality assessment module of the comprehensive evaluation system for Georgia schools and school systems: Phase II. Proposal jointly authored by Richard M. Jaeger (Principal Investigator), Anita Tesh and Lloyd Bond. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation. Funded by the Georgia Department of Education. Funded at $400,000. June 1990 –May 1991.
  • Project Director. (50% effort) (Jaeger, R., PI)  Development of the quality assessment module of the comprehensive evaluation system for Georgia schools and school systems. Proposal jointly authored by Richard M. Jaeger (Principal Investigator), Anita Tesh and Lloyd Bond. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation. Funded by the Georgia Department of Education. Funded at $400,000.  June 1989 –May 1990.