Robin Toms, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Dr. Robin Toms obtained a Diploma in Nursing from Hutchinson Hospital School of Nursing. She completed a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and a Master's in Nursing from The Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan., and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
She is board certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, ANCC. She previously held certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing from 1987-1999.
Dr. Toms is currently serving a four year term of office on the STTI International Board of Directors as Director-At-Large. She has served in leadership positions in several chapters for Sigma Theta Tau including president-elect for Epsilon Gamma-at-Large Chapter in Wichita, Kan., President for Zeta Pi Chapter in Houston, Texas, and currently serves as Treasurer for Beta Beta Houston.
She holds professional memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Executives, The Council of Graduate Education in Administration in Nursing, The Texas Nurses Association, where she currently serves as Treasurer for District 9, The Houston Organization of Nurse Executives and The American Nurses Association.
She currently serves as a faculty member at Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas. Prior to her faculty appointment, she served in administrative practice roles including Director of a Medical and Pediatric Center and System Director of Human Resources for a health system in Kansas, Director of Nursing Professional Development and Education for a major cancer center in Texas and Corporate Chief Learning Officer for a multi-state health system based in Tennessee. Dr. Toms teaches research, ethics, policy, leadership and nursing administration courses in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs at Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas. She also coordinates the graduate Nursing Health Systems Management program for the university.
Dr. Toms served on numerous international steering committees representing nursing including: India, Chili, Mexico, Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, France, UK, Hungary, Norway, Brazil and Beruit. She also served as the nursing consultant and mentor for implementation of nursing practice at M. D. Anderson International Espana in Madrid, Spain.
Her area of research interest is Complementary and Alternative Therapies as well as Leadership Work-Life Balance.
Dr. Toms has a passion for improving the lives of disadvantaged children and serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA, Guardian Ad Litem, for children who have been removed from their homes find themselves in the care of the legal system in Texas.