Christen K Goolsby, DNP, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Christen Goolsby has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for 10 years. At Cizik School of Nursing, her teaching duties encompass working with the graduate studies program. Specifically, Family Nurse Practitioner 1 didactic and clinical, FNP preceptorship and Advanced Physical Exam and Differential Diagnosis Practicum.
Christen continues working as a Nurse Practitioner throughout the Houston area, specifically in the area of Women’s Health. She joined the faculty of UTHealth in 2011 as adjunct clinical faculty. After completing her DNP degree and utilizing her leadership skills to manage Advanced Practice Nurses and enhance the field of nursing; Christen returned to UTHealth in spring 2019 as a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Studies. Her major area of interest is Women’s Health and Simulation. Her primary area of research focus is cervical cancer prevention and the screening practices of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Goolsby remains passionate about the evidence- based practices, education, and guideline implementation related to the topic. With hopes of improving patient outcomes, she also has a special interest in Obstetrics, the simulated delivering process, and high-risk pregnancy care.
Her most recent peer-reviewed publication was "Obese Man With Severe Pain and Swollen Hand," where she served as lead author. Goolsby is a member of numerous professional organization including: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, as well as Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
A three-degree holder from Prairie View A&M University, she was in the first group of graduates in the school’s DNP program in 2016.