Ed.D., Curriculum and Supervision, Northern Illinois University, 1986.
M.S., Medical-Surgical Nursing, Northern Illinois University, 1979.
B.S.N., DePaul University, 1975.
Thomas, G. (Jan.2007). Challenges in Nursing Education. Chicago Hospital News.
Thomas, G., Carroll, VS. (2006). Curriculum revision: Product Innovation for Quality
Outcomes. Quality Management in Health Care. 15(4): 285-290.
Carroll, VS, Thomas, G., and DeWolff, D. (2006) Academic Quality Improvement
Program: Using Quality Improvement as a Tool for the Accreditation of Nursing Education. Quality Management in Healthcare, 15(4): 291-295.
Thomas, G., and Kreutzer-Baraglia,L. (November, 2002) Developing a Community-Based Curriculum for Undergraduate Students. (Abstract). Program for Partnerships for the Future: A National Conference in Professional Nursing Education and Development Proceedings book.
Thomas, G., Wilkes, V., and Sobota, B. (August 1998). The Use of Boyer’s Model of Scholarship and Curriculum.
Trofimuk-Thomas, G. (1987, November). The Effectiveness of Standardized vs. Individualized Teaching in Combination with a Counseling and Exercise Program, in Relation to the Reduction of Coronary Risk. Thresholds in Education. 13:11
2007 “Golden Apple” from the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing Deans for Contributions to the Organization
2007 Higher Learning Commission Quality Checkup Visitor Recognition
2005 West Suburban College of Nursing Excellence in Leadership
2005 West Suburban College of Nursing Recognition as an Outstanding Teacher and Change Agent
2005 Listed in Empire’s Who’s Who in Executive Leadership
2004 Certificate of Recognition for Service to Higher Education and Accreditation through participation in the Quality Academic Improvement Project Strategy Forum
2003: Go the Extra Mile Award: West Suburban Healthcare, Ambulatory Nursing
2003: American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellowship
2001: Recognition Certificate for Volunteerism at St. Tarscissus Catholic School
1998: Community Service Recognition Certificate for Community Service time in Flu Shot Programming in Oak Park
1997: Service Recognition for Service as President of the Nursing Honor Society at West Suburban College of Nursing
1995: Certificate of Merit, Steinmetz Academic Center/Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Youth Motivation Program
1988: Illinois Nurses Association Certificate of Recognition: CEARP
1988-98: Member of Who’s Who in American Nursing
1984: American Heart Association Service Award
2007: With Susan Carroll: The Share Fair on AQIP Portfolio Process. The Higher Learning Annual Conference, Chicago.
2004: Transforming Nursing: The Clinical Nurse Leader at West Suburban Medical Center at the Collaboration: Expanding Nursing Education Opportunities, A Nursing Education and Practice Summit; sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources, Lisle, Illinois.
2004: State of the College: Dean of Nursing Report: Convocation at West Suburban College of Nursing.
2004: West Suburban College in Nursing in the Community: Community Advisory Meeting West Suburban College of Nursing.
2003: State of the College: Dean of Nursing Report: Convocation at West Suburban College of Nursing.
2002: With Kruetzer Baraglia, L. Developing a Community-Based Curriculum for Undergraduate Students, Partnerships in the Future. Chicago, Illinois, Kirchoff School of Nursing, Grand Valley State University.
2002: with Kruetzer Baraglia, L. The WSCN Community-Based Curriculum: Fall Faculty Retreat Concordia University and West Suburban College of Nursing, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
2001: Curriculum Writing: The Process: West Suburban College of Nursing Faculty Forum, Oak Park Illinois.
2000: Boyer’s Model of Scholarly Activity in Baccalaureate Nursing Schools: Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois.
1998: With Wilkes, V., and Sobota, B. Boyer’s Model of Scholarly Activity in Developing a Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum. Chicago Institute of Nursing Education, Oak Brook, Illinois.
With Melgaard, L. Transfer Student Seminar. Nurse Educator’s of Illinois (NEI), Regional Conference, “Innovations in Education,” Naperville, Illinois.
Regional Conference, Naperville, Illinois 2003 with Kreutzer Baraglia, L. and Patronis Jones, R. Developing a Community-Based Curriculum for Undergraduate Students. AACN 2003 Baccalaureate Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
1990: With Deatrick, J., Post-White, J., and Radzinowicz, S. Simulated Research Projects. Midwest Alliance in Nursing, Spring Conference, St. Louis.
1987: Dissertation: Midwest Alliance in Nursing, Spring Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
1987: Dissertation: Sigma Theta Tau Regional Spring Conference, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.
1996 Integrated Progress Notes: Pilot Study, West Suburban Hospital. Task force member in developing, and implementing the tool.
1990: Deatrick, J.; Post-White, J.; Thomas, G.; and Radzinowicz, S. “Simulated group research projects: Innovation in teaching undergraduate nursing research.” Northwestern University, School of Nursing.
1986: Trofimuk-Thomas, G. “The effectiveness of standardized vs. individualized teaching in combination with a counseling and exercise programs, for clients in cardiac rehabilitation programs, in relation to the reduction of coronary risk factors.”
Doctoral Dissertation, NIU.
1988-90: Served as Chair for two Master’s Thesis Committees at Northwestern University, and a member only of two other such committees.
Program Reviewer:2007: Higher Leaning Commission AQIP Site Visitor Reviewer
2005: Member of the Higher Learning Commission’s Peer Review Corps: AQIP Systems Portfolio Appraiser.
St. Cornelius Outreach Program Health Consultant (1990-2000)
St Tarcissus Parish Volunteer (2000 to present)
Oak Park Flu Shot Programming Member (1998)
American Heart Association Volunteer
Clinical Specialist Council (1980-90)
Grassroots Network Volunteer (present)
Chicago Heart Association: Past Clinical Specialist Education Committee (1980-90)
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Grassroots Network (2003 to present)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (2003 to present)
Sigma Theta Tau: Beta Omega Chapter (since 1980)
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (2003 to present)
Illinois Coalition for Nursing Resources: Board Member 2007-2008
Chair of the Image Committee (Retention)
Illinois League for Nursing/ National League for Nursing: Past Volunteer at the National Educational Summit in Chicago (1999)
Nurse Educators of Illinois (2004-present)
Illinois Association of the Colleges of Nursing Deans Council: Member of the Nominating Committee (2003-04); and Member of the Nominating Committee (2006-2007)
Illinois Nurses Association: Past Member of Continuing Education Units Granting Committee, Past Delegate to Five Conventions (late 1970’s and 1980’s)
De Paul Nursing Alumni Association: Past Treasurer (1986)
Concordia University and West Suburban College of Nursing Honor Society: Past President (1998); and Past Board Member (1998-2000)
Member of Initiating Task Force (1996-8)
America Association of Critical Care, Chicago Chapter: Past Board Member: (1978-82)
National League for Nursing
Member of Taskforce to plan Baccalaureate Summit 2008