Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University
  • B.S.N, Texas Woman's University
  • B.S.N., Texas Woman's University

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Nurses Assocation, Distric 1 Representative, Elected, 2012-2014.
  • Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (Colorado Nurses Association)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Certifications & Expertise

  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Occupational Health and Worker's Compensation Health
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Leadership

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Workforce development of RN-BSN online nursing students

Recent Presentations

Wimett, L., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats. Podium presentation, Drexel University Division of Continuing Education: Driving Quality and Excellence in Advanced Practice and Doctoral Education: Strategies, Opportunities & Challenges, Baltimore, MD. November 6, 2013.

Pennington, K.; Buxton, T.; Carlson, R.; Fricke, C.; McPherson, P.; Spade, C. A Case Study in Converting an Entire Program Into a Blended/Flipped Format for Technology Challenged Nursing Students. National League for Nursing. Poster. Philadelphia, PA. October 2013.

Buxton, T., Ellison, N. Using Flipped/Hybrid Strategies to Modify a Classroom Teaching Session. Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, Boulder, CO. Platform. August 7-8, 2013.

Wimett, L., Lindemann, G., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. (January 15, 2013) Changing Spaces: Expanding Horizons, Exploring Possibilities, and Increasing Learning Boundaries, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Marcisz N., & Buxton, T. (October 10, 2012) Student Reflection Blogs to Communicate Lessons Learned in a Complex World of Service Learning, 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference Online Learning, Orlando, FL.

Buxton, T. (July 19, 2012) Student Blogging to Communicate Lessons Learned While Performing Service Learning, 23nd Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO.

Buxton, T. (2011, July) Portfolio Grading Rubrics: Grading Tools for Analyzing the Academic Creative processes at 22nd Annual Nurse Educator Conference in the Rockies.

Awards & Recognition

  • National Patient Care Services Grant, Kaiser Permanente, $6,351