Thomas Loveless

MSN, CRNP, PhD

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs
Education

PhD, Nursing, University of Wisconsin
Post Masters, Nursing Education & Curriculum Design, Thomas Jefferson University
MS, Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner, Thomas Jefferson University
BS, Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
RN, Helene Fuld School of Nursing
AS, Mercer County Community College

Courses Taught

NURS 214
NURS 338
NURS 343
NURS 353
NURS 354
NURS 358
NURS 438
NURS 445
NURS 524

Teaching Focus or Philosophy

Transitioning into adulthood requires that we learn to question, understand ambiguity, and not fear the experiences of ambiguity and contradiction – thus – we learn. As an educator, I am bound by the need to help students discover the harmonious or sometime discordant ways they learn, and guide them in now knowing what to do with new knowledge. I am to my students, charged with teaching critical thinking as the overarching aim of higher education so that they understand curricular context, educational settings, and the disciplinary setting of nursing. The overall goal – develop critical thinkers capable of understanding process of underlying all educational activities. And, develop a healthy attitude of critical scrutiny – abandon spoon feeding – and embrace the cultural construct that have available to them and the myriad of contextual factors so they can dismantle the past, and reframe the future and become independent critical thinkers.

Publications

Loveless, T.J. (2013) Dissertation- University of Wisconsin. Gay Men and the Intentional Pursuit of HIV – A Narrative Analysis. ProQuest, Milwaukee, WI

Loveless, T.J. (2010) (In Press). Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) 6th edition. Guideline #6550: Infection Protection. University of Iowa NIC Review

Loveless, T.J. (2010) Senior Consultant. In J. Studdiford, M. Altshuler, B. Salzman, A. Tully (Eds.). Images from the Wards: Diagnosis and Treatment. Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Loveless, T.J. Infection Protection. In B.J. Ackley, G.B.Ladwig, B.A. Swan, & S. Tucker (Eds.). A clinical guide to evidence based practice in nursing. Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc.

Loveless, T.J. Infection Control. In B.J. Ackley, G.B.Ladwig, B.A. Swan, & S. Tucker (Eds.). A clinical guide to evidence based practice in nursing. Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc.

Loveless, T.J. HIV Prevention in the Hospital Setting. In B.J. Ackley, G.B.Ladwig, B.A. Swan, & S. Tucker (Eds.). A clinical guide to evidence based practice in nursing. Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc.

Loveless, T. (2005). Kianga: On being a caretaker. In Siloam (Ed.) – a tenth anniversary tribute to Siloam., Those who have been sent... the healing power of AIDS, p. 45. Philadelphia: Siloam.

Awards and Honors

2013 The International Nurse Association - Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Top Nurse in Philadelphia
2012 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Chancellors Award
2011 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Chancellors Award
2010 Thomas Jefferson University – Jefferson School of Nursing: Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award
2010 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Chancellors Award
2009 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Chancellors Award
2008 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Chancellors Award
2007 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Chancellors Award
2005-2006 Strathmore's WHO'S WHO – Recipient for Leadership and Achievement
1995 Helene Fuld School of Nursing – Commitment, Participation & Leadership in School and Class Activities

Additional Info

Dr. Loveless is an adult nurse practitioner. Since 2002, he has collaborated with 14 board certified physicians and is the sole nurse practitioner in this established practice. This team provides direct care to more than 500 people living with HIV and a wide variety of infectious diseases.
He is also a qualitative researcher with a particular focus in the study of stigma, marginalization, and hard-to-reach populations. His dissertation research investigated how seeking HIV on purpose was a fitting end to some men. Dr Loveless believes that only by giving voice to the stigmatized populations, might we offer comradeship so that the oppressed or stigmatized - who express fatalistic attitudes towards their situation - might otherwise be liberated. He has presented nationally on the topic of his research.
As an educator, Dr Loveless believes in the tenets of Paulo Freire and the teachings of Stephen Brookfield. It is no secret that Dr Loveless has exceedingly high expectations of his students and he never waivers in his responsibility to his patients who deserve care that is devoid of error. In the world of nursing education, the bedrock of teaching future nurses means students must see beyond themselves and master the skills of exploring unfamiliar perspectives. Students must probe their assumptions and habitual tasks; otherwise, they will never break free to be true to humankind and our patients. Fostering challenges is the only true way to have students gain insight as they experience transformation and grow into their new identity as nurses.

Thomas Loveless
Contact
Office: 121 NEB
Phone: 267-341-3299