Richard Prior

Richard Matthew Prior

Associate Professor of Clinical

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Academic Health Center
PO Box 210038
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0038
Phone 513-558-1703
Email priorrm@ucmail.uc.edu

Professional Summary

Highly accomplished and good‐natured professional with simultaneous experience as a Chief Nursing Officer and Family Nurse Practitioner—resulting in real‐world knowledge of the needs and challenges that exist for nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and business managers. History of success driving efficiency, safety, patient satisfaction, and compliance for organizations with annual budgets up to $180M. People‐oriented individual with a lead‐from‐the‐front management style.  Multidisciplinary leadership in ambulatory and inpatient settings for in/outpatient and operative nursing services, pharmacy, quality management, preventive medicine, laboratory services, radiology, and education.

Retired as a Colonel from the US Army in 2016 after 25 years of service.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska, 1991 (Nursing)

Master of Science in Nursing: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland, 2002 (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Doctor of Nursing Practice: George Washington University Washington, District of Columbia, 2012 (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2016 - Associate Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Provide expert-level education in healthcare leadership and management to students in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Develop curricula, courses, and lectures, create examinations, and teach family nurse practitioner clinical courses. Independently conduct scholarly research projects resulting in peer-reviewed publications and national-level presentations. Coach and mentor doctoral students on scholarly projects. Serve on college and university level committees., University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

05-01-2014 -07-01-2016 Chief Nursing Officer / Deputy Commander for Nursing, Provided insight and direction for regional health care system (one hospital, four clinics, and $180M annual budget). Led and inspired 300 employees to provide innovative, quality-driven patient care. Planned and managed inpatient nursing (medical surgical, labor and delivery), outpatient nursing (primary and specialty care), operative services, pharmacy, quality management, and clinic operations. Defined policies and procedures. Drove process improvements., Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY

05-02-2012 -05-01-2014 Chief Nursing Officer / Deputy Commander for Nursing, Led nursing and ancillary services for ambulatory health system with $47M annual budget and 500 employees. Directed 180 multidisciplinary staff in nursing, radiology, pharmacy, quality management, preventive medicine, and laboratory services. Oversaw training and development. Advised on policies, procedures, and best practices in nursing and patient care., Kenner Army Health Clinic, Ft. Lee, VA

05-01-2008 -05-01-2012 Assistant Program Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Planned and orchestrated FNP program operations at the Graduate School of Nursing. Developed curricula, courses, and lectures, created examinations, and taught clinical, research, and combat field training courses. Conducted site visits and provided clinical mentorship. Competitively selected for the role of Associate Program Director., Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

05-01-2006 -05-01-2008 Chief, Office of Medical History, Directed operations of the Office of Medical History. Led and motivated 14 employees to research and respond to inquiries from Congress, the Army, the Surgeon General, and the community. Performed original research (conducted 50+ oral history interviews), edited a book, and wrote newsletters and journal articles. Presented lectures in the U.S. and Korea., Office of the US Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, MD

05-02-2002 -05-02-2006 Assistant Director, Family Medicine Services and Nurse Manager, Gained hands-on experience managing a large clinic with 100+ employees. Defined nursing policies. Mentored, supervised, and evaluated 75 RNs, LVNs, Nurses' Aides, Medics, and other staff members. Stepped into the role of Director when needed. Evaluated and met the needs of 1,000 patients in a regional medical center. Enforced quality standards and safety guidelines while providing accessible and knowledgeable primary care. Deployed to northern Kuwait as FNP at a high-volume medical clinic in austere conditions., Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

05-01-1998 -05-01-2000 Nurse Manager, Special Care Unit, Developed nursing policies for 10-bed same-day surgery unit, six-bed critical care unit, and four-bed post-anesthesia care unit. Supervised and developed 20 RNs, LVNs, Medics, and other personnel., Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Ft. Jackson, SC

09-01-1991 -05-01-1998 Additional Experience, Clinical Staff Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA; Clinical Staff Nurse, Intermediate Care Unit , Operation Restore Hope, 86th Evacuation Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia; Clinical Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Ft. Campbell, KY,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lewis, P., Yackel, E. & Prior, R. (2016. ) The role of Army family nurse practitioners in Iraq and Afghanistan .The United States Army Medical Department Journal, , 2 (16 ) ,58 -61

Prior, R. & Marble, Sanders (2008. ) Overlooked heroines: The Silver Star nurses of World War I .Military Medicine, , 173 (5 ) ,493 -498

Prior, R.M. & Mullins, K. (2020. ) Cincinnati's Base Hospital No. 25: A community's contribution to World War I .Ohio History, , 127 (1 ) ,7-27

Rust, C., Prior, R.M. & Stec, M. (2020. ) Implementation of a clinical practice guideline in a primary care setting for the prevention and management of obesity in adults.Nursing Forum, , 1-6 More Information

Published Books

Budreau, L. M., & Prior, R. M. (Eds.). (2008. ) Answering the call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps 1917-1919 .Washington, DC , Borden Institute

Book Chapter

Prior, R. M. & Katz, H.C. (2017 ) Fertility self-management and shared management. Women's healthcare in advanced practice nursing .New York, NY, Springer

Prior, R.M. (2017 ) Male Urology Family nurse practitioner certification review .Philidephia, PA, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2017 ) Fertility Control Primary care: A collaborative practice .St. Louis, MO, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2017 ) Psoriasis Primary care: A collaborative practice .St. Louis, MO, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2016 ) Contraception Clinical guidelines in primary care: A reference and review book .Scott, LA, Advanced Practice Education

Prior, R.M. (2012 ) George Miller Sternberg Builders of trust: Biographical profiles from the Medical Corps coin .Washington, DC, Borden Institute

Prior, R.M. (2012 ) Fertility Control Primary care: A collaborative practice .St. Louis, MO, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2012 ) Knee Pain Primary care: A collaborative practice .St. Louis, MO, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2018 ) Male urology Adult-Gerontology primary care nurse practitioner certification review .Philidelphia, PA, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2018 ) Contraception Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care: A Reference and Review Book (3rd ed.) .Scott, LA, Advanced Practice Education Associates

Prior, R.M. (2018 ) ACL tears Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care: A Reference and Review Book (3rd ed.) .Scott, LA, Advanced Practice Education Associates

Prior, R.M. (2018 ) Plantar Fasciitis Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care: A Reference and Review Book (3rd ed.) .

Prior, R.M. (2020 ) Fertility Control Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice .St. Louis, MO, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2020 ) Maculopapular Skin Disorders Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice .St. Louis, MO, Elsevier

Prior, R.M. (2021 ) Male reproductive Family nurse practitioner certification review (4th ed.) .St. Louis, Elsevier

Additional Publications

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Prior, R., Marble, S., Vane, E. (2016. ) Symposium .The National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas, City.

Prior, R.M. (2015. ) “The Army Medical Department in the Korean War” and “The Army Nurse Corps in the Korean War” .38th Parallel Medical Symposium, Seoul, South Korea. Level:International

Prior, R.M. (2012. ) Army family nurse practitioners independently managing trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan .Uniformed Services University Research Days, Bethesda, MD.

Prior, R.M. (2011. ) Educational strategies employed to increase accessions in the all-volunteer Army Nurse Corps during 20th century conflicts .Army Conference of Historians, Crystal City, VA. Level:National

Prior, R,M, (2011. ) The Thessaly test for meniscal tear .American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Level:National

Seibert, D., Padden, D., Prior, R., Johnson, H., & Slaven-Lee, P (2010. ) The heart of nurse practitioner practice: Taking advanced health assessment to the next level .National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Level:National

Prior, R.M. (2010. ) “Skin and soft tissue infections”, “Facial rashes”, “Widespread itchy irruptions,” .Department of State Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference, Berlin, Germany. Level:International

Prior, R.M. (2010. ) “Skin and soft tissue infections”, “Facial rashes”, “Widespread itchy irruptions,” .Department of State Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Level:International

Prior, R.M. (2009. ) Low back pain”, “Knee pain” .Department of State annual continuing medical education conference, Lisbon, Portugal. Level:International

Prior, R.M. (2009. ) The role of the Army Nurse Corps in post-Armistice World War I .2009 Army conference of historians, Crystal City, VA. Level:National

Prior, R.M. (2009. ) “Low back pain”, “Knee pain”, and “What’s new in contraception,”. .Department of State annual continuing medical education conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Level:International

Prior, R.M. (2006. ) “The history of the Army Nurse Corps.” .38th Parallel Medical and Nursing Conference, Seoul, South Korea. Level:International

Prior, R. & Weskamp, D. (2002. ) The experiences of U.S. Army primary care providers meeting sexual health care needs during Post-Vietnam deployments .Uniformed Nurse Practitioner Association annual conference, Anaheim, CA. Level:National

Prior, R.M. (2010. ) The Army Nurse Corps in World War I .Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Level:Local

Prior, R.M. (2008. ) Answering the call: The Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919 .DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Level:Local

Prior, R.M. (2007. ) 10 Things you didn’t know about the Army Nurse Corps .Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fairbanks, AK. Level:Local

Prior, R.M, (2007. ) The First federal nursing service chiefs .Tenth Annual Capital Region Federal Nurse Corps Symposium, Arlington, VA. Level:Local

Prior, R.M. & Mullins, K.K. (2018. ) Base Hospital No. 25: An Exemplar of the Affiliated Hospital System .US Army's Medicine in World War I Conference, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Level:National

Prior, R.M. & Mullins, K.K. (2018. ) Base Hospital No. 25: An Exemplar of the Affiliated Hospital System .Interprofessional Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Level:Local

Prior, R.M. & Leslie, J. (2018. ) Promoting Student Engagement through Technology .iCoN Summer Institute, University of Cincinnati. Level:National

Prior, R.M., Cafasso, M., Harding, K., Leslie, J., Pryse, Y. & Rota, M. (2018. ) Panel Discussion: Leadership, Faculty & IT Q-and-A .iCoN Summer Institute, University of Cincinnati. Level:National

Poster Presentations

Prior, R.M. (2012. ) Army family nurse practitioners independently assessing and managing trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan .The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Research Week, Bethesda, MD. . Level:Local

Prior, R.M. (2011. ) “Managing skin and soft tissue infections” .The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Las Vegas, NV. . Level:National

Honors and Awards

2014 Outstanding Alumni Award, Uniformed Services University

2012 Order of the Military Medical Merit Level:National

2012 Uniformed Services University Faculty Leadership and Esprit de Corps Award

2011 Surgeon General Award of the 9A Proficiency Designator for Professional Excellence in the Army Medical Department

2011 Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners Level:National

2010 Uniformed Services University Outstanding Uniformed Faculty Award

2010 Uniformed Services University Outstanding Scholarly Practice Award

2009 Uniformed Services University Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence

2003 Uniformed Nurse Practitioner Association Scientific Award for research entitled “The Experiences of U.S. Army Primary Care Providers Meeting Sexual Health Care Needs During Post Vietnam Deployments”

2002 Uniformed Services University Dean’s Research Excellence Award for research entitled “The Experiences of U.S. Army Primary Care Providers Meeting Sexual Health Care Needs During Post Vietnam Deployments”

Military awards available upon request

2018 Darwin T. Turner Breakfast of Champions Honoree For contributions in mentoring and developing a minority student

2020 Inaugural recipient of George Washinton Univeristy School of Nursing's Distinguished Alumni Award

Professional Affiliation

2002: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Academic Health Center
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0038
Phone: 513-558-1703
priorrm@ucmail.uc.edu