W. Trees

W. Jeff Trees , DNP, FNP-BC, CNP

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Coordinator of Onsite FNP Programs

Procter Hall

275.72

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Professional Summary

Dr. Trees has been a registered nurse for over 40 years and has practiced clinically in medical/surgical nursing, emergency departments, prehospital care, and occupational health settings. He has clinical experience as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and manager. He has been a family nurse practitioner for over 15 years practicing primarily in occupational medicine. He enjoys students and has precepted many students during his career.

Areas of expertise:
Family Practice / Primary Care
Occupational Medicine
Emergency / Urgent Care / Retail Clinics

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Frontier Nursing University Hyden, KY, 2012 (Quality Improvement / Evidence Based Practice)

Master Science of Nursing (MSN): Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY, 2005 (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN): Xavier University Cincinnati, OH, 1986 (Nursing)

Diploma in Nursing: Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing Cincinnati, OH, 1981 (Nursing)

Research and Practice Interests

Areas of Practice Interest:
Primary Care
Occupational Medicine
Emergency/Urgent Care/Retail Clinics
Evidence based practice planning and implementation
Health Promotion / Risk Reduction
Health Care Disparities

Positions and Work Experience

09-2015 -To Present Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Coordinator of the onsite FNP Programs, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

08-2009 -To Present Volunteer Clinical Preceptor, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

08-2013 -09-2015 Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

08-2013 -01-2016 Adjunct Faculty, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

08-2012 -09-2015 Clinical Faculty Appointment, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH

08-2010 -09-2015 Clinical Preceptor, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

08-2008 -09-2015 Volunteer Clinical Preceptor, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

08-1996 -08-1998 Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Cincinnati State College, Cincinnati, OH

04-2008 -2017 Nurse Practitioner, TriHealth, Occupational Medicine Center, Good Samaritan Hosptial, Cincinnati, OH

03-2007 -04-2008 Nurse Practitioner / Center Supervisor, TriHealth, Occupational Medicine Center Butler County, Hamilton, OH

04-2006 -04-2007 Nurse Practitioner, TriHealth, Occupational Medicine Center, Various Occupational Medicine Centers, Cincinnati, OH

02-2002 -04-2006 Human Patient Simulator Coordinator, Bethesda North Hosptial, Cincinnati, OH

02-2002 -04-2006 EMS Coordinator, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

02-2002 -04-2006 Paramedic Instructor, Bethesda Paramedic Training Program, Cincinnati, OH

2001 -2002 Supervisor, Occupational Medicine Center, Bethesda Care Norwood, Cincinnati, OH

1998 -2001 Clinical Team Manager, Emergency Departments, Good Samaritan and Bethesda Oak Hospitals, Cincinnati, OH

1995 -1997 Charge Nurse, Emergency, Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

2007 -2010 Nurse Practitioner, Walgreens, Take Care Clinic, Cincinnati, OH

1998 -1999 Manager, Emergency Department, Mercy Anderson Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1989 -1997 Charge Nurse, Emergency, Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1983 -1989 Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1981 -1983 Staff Nurse, Medical/Surgical Unit, Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1997 -1998 Team Coordinator, Emergency Department, Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

2017 -To Present Nurse Practitioner, TriHealth Occupational Medicine Center - Eastgate,

Research Support

Grant: #CVS ImPACT Investigators:Davis, Lindsay; Fathman, Amy; Trees, William 01-01-2018 -12-31-2018 CVS Health Foundation UCVS Increasing Patient Access to Care for Tomorrow (ImPACT) Scholarship Role:Collaborator $4,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Check 016187 Investigators:Davis, Lindsay; Fathman, Amy; Trees, William 01-01-2019 -04-30-2019 CVS Health Foundation UCVS Increasing Patient Access to Care for Tomorrow (ImPACT) Scholarship 2019 Role:Collaborator $3,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #2019 Scholarships Investigators:Davis, Lindsay; Donaworth, Sherry; Fathman, Amy; Trees, William 01-01-2020 -12-31-2020 CVS Health Foundation UCVS Increasing Patient Access to Care for Tomorrow (ImPACT) Scholarship FY20 Role:Collaborator $4,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #U1OHA32109 Investigators:(PI, Kaul) 09-01-2018 -08-31-2022 HRSA Midwest Integration of the National HIV Curriculum Role:Collaborator 30,000 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #2020-2021 FNP-PA Scholarship Investigators:Davis, Lindsay; Donaworth, Sherry; Fathman, Amy; Trees, William 01-01-2021 -12-31-2021 CVS Health Foundation UCVS Increasing Patient Access to Care for Tomorrow (ImPACT) Scholarship 2021 Role:Collaborator $3,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Trees, W.J. & Luggen, A.S. (2005. ) Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Care Guidelines: Isolated Systolic Hypertension .Geratric Nursing, , 26 (4 ) ,234-236

Leedy, K.M., Trees, W.J., & Mullins, K. (2021. ) Educating Nursing Staff in a Long-term care facility on cerumen impaction and cerumenolytic administration. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, , 47 (4 ) ,35 -43

Book Chapter

Trees, W.J. (2016 ) Risk for latex allergy Nursing diagnosis handbook an evidence-based guide to planning care 11th. edition .Elseivier (Author)

Trees, W.J. (2016 ) Latex allergy response Nursing diagnosis handbook an evidence-based guide to planning care 11th. edition . (Author)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Trees, W.J. (2016. ) Assessment and Managment of Burns in Occupational Medicine. TriHealth Occupational Health, Cincinnati, OH.

Poster Presentations

Trees, W.J. (2013. ) Improving Provider Adherence with Evidence-Based Low Back Pain Guidelines .State Conference, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Columbus, OH. . Level:Regional

Trees, W.J. (2013. ) Improving Provider Adherence with Evidence-Based Low Back Pain Guidelines .Annual TriState Nursing Excellence Symposium: Sharing Innovation & Best Practice, Cincinnati, OH. . Level:Local

Trees, W.J. (2006. ) Prevalance of Interventions to Address Alcohol Misuse in Trauma Patients with Postive Blood Alcohol .TriHealth Nursing Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. . Level:Local

Honors and Awards

2012 Frontier Nursing University Nursing Honor Society

2005 Nursing Research Award, Northern Kentucky University

2005 Pinnacle National Honor Society

2004 Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Rho Theta Chapter, Northern Kentucky University

1997 Xavier University Nursing Honor Society

1992 Clinical Excellence in Emergency Nursing, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Emergency Nurses Association

1991 Showcase of Excellence Award, Bethesda Hospital

1987 -1989 Clinical Nurse II, Bethesda Hospital

2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Chi Pi Chapter, Frontier Nursing University

1998 Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Omicron Omicron Chapter at Large, Xavier University

Service

Emergency Nurses Association (General Assembly Delegate ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 1993

Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 2003 -To Present

Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 2003 -To Present

Ohio Emergency Nurses Association (State Council ) Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 1996 -1998

American Red Cross Cincinnati Chapter (Medical Assistance Team ) Member Type:Community Service Level:Regional 1985 -To Present

Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 2003 -To Present

Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 2003 -To Present

Emergency Nurses Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter President Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 1998 -1999

Emergency Nurses Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter President-Elect Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 1997 -1998

Emergency Nurses Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter Secretary Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 1996 -1998

Emergency Nurses Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter (Education Committee ) Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 1998 -2000

American Red Cross Cincinnati Chapter (Protocol Committee ) Co-Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 2000 -2002

Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing (Omicron Omicron Chapter-At-Large, Mount Saint Joseph University and Xavier University ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 1998 -To Present

AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (Phone Hotline Volunteer ) Type:Community Service Level:Local 1986 -1992

AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (Friends Program ) Type:Community Service Level:Local 1991 -1992

AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (Stop AIDS Program ) Co-Coordinator Type:Community Service Level:Local 1986 -1990

Courses Taught

Family Health Nursing: Practicum I Level:Graduate

Clinical Elective Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship IV Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar III Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship IV Level:Graduate

Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum II Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship IV Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship IV Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship I Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar II Level:Graduate

Clinical Elective Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum II Level:Graduate

Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship IV Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship I Level:Graduate

Clinical Elective Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum III Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar III Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar I Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum I Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum II Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar II Level:Graduate

Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

Clinical Elective Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum III Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar III Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum I Level:Graduate

Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Internship III Level:Graduate

NURS8020C Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing Level:Graduate

FNP Seminar II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's FNP Internship I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's FNP Internship II Level:Graduate

Independent Study Level:Graduate

Community As Partner Clinical Guide Study Abroad Tanzania Level:Undergraduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum III Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Seminar III Level:Graduate

Post-Master's FNP Internship II Level:Graduate

Post-Master's FNP Internship III Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Practicum I Level:Graduate

Family Health Nursing: Seminar I Level:Graduate

Post-Master's FNP Internship IV Level:Graduate

Contact Information

Proctor Hall, Suite 275
3110 Vine Street
Phone: 513-558-5245