Tonja Hartjes, DNP, ACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN-CSC

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science
University of Florida
College of Nursing
Adult Gerontology Acute Care ARNP Track
Florida 32610-0187, USA

Biography

EDUCATION

• (8/2007- 4/2011) University of Florida, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Acute Care
• (1/2007-12/2008) University of Florida, Post Masters Certificate as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
• (1/1995-12/1998) University of Florida, Post Masters Certificate as Family Nurse Practitioner
• (1/1991-5/1993) University of Hawaii at Manoa, Masters in Nursing as Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Critical Care Graduated Magna Cum Laude
• (5/1986-5/1988) University of Florida, Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree-Graduated with High Honors
• (8/1984-5/1986) Saint Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, FL , Associate Degree of Science in Nursing

EMPLOYMENT

• (3/13- Present) Clinical Associate Professor University of Florida Acute Care ARNP Faculty
• (07/09-3/13) Clinical Nurse Educator, NF/SG VHS, Education & staff development SICU/CTICU for SICU staff
• (02/05-3/13) Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Florida, Undergraduate and ARNP courses
• (02/04-Present) Acute Care ARNP, University of Florida, Manage Care of various ICU unit pts at Shands
• (06/99-02/04) Anesthesia ARNP, Shands UFH & P of various pts undergoing anesthesia
• (1997-1999) Heart Transplant Clinical Shands UF, Inpatient/Outpatient care Coordinator- RN pre & post transplant pts
• (01/95-1998) Cardiothoracic ICU RN, Shands UF RN in adult and pediatric open heart surgery ICU
• (1990-1994) Staff ICU RN & St. Francis Med Ctr-West, Combined ICU Unit charge Telemetry Nurse Manager & preceptor then Manager of 20 bed Telemetry Unit
• (1989-1994) Hemodialysis & Tele Nurse, Queens Med Ctr Staff, Charge & Preceptor
• (1986-1989) Telemetry Nurse Alachua General Hospital Staff, Charge & Preceptor

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Palliative Care within the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units. Her research interests consist of various clinical outcome studies which improve patient outcomes by improving nurse/patient processes and education, with a focus on Acute & Critical Care and Palliative care.

Scientific Activities

MEMBERSHIPS

• (2009-Present) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor- Veterans Health Administration
• (1990-Present) American Association of Critical Care Nurses North Central Florida Chapter, Member, President-Elect President, Past (2012-2013) President, CAT Leader Region 10 2013-2015
• (1990-1994) American Association of Critical Care Nurses-Hawaiian Islands Chapter, Board of Directors & Chairman-Merit Awards and Scholarship
• (June 2009) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners- Member
• (1998-2006) North Central Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses-Prior Board of Directors 1998-2006, Prior UF College of Nursing Liaison 2001 to 2006

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

1. Hartjes T. Ventricular Assist Devices. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
2. Hartjes T. Kinetic Therapy Using the RotoRest Delta Advanced Kinetic Therapy System. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
3. Hartjes T. Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Troubleshooting. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
4. Hartjes T. Endo tracheal Tube: Skin and Oral Care. In Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
5. Hartjes T. Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
6. Hartjes T. Endotracheal Tube Intubation: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
7. Hartjes T. Lumbar Catheter Insertion, Care, and Removal. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
8. Hartjes T. Needle Thoracostomy: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2015.
9. Hartjes T, Meece L, Horgas A. The Assessment and Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Older Adults: What are we Missing? American Journal of Nursing. 2015.
10. Hartjes T, Gallen E. Improving Patient Outcomes with an Emergency Department Delirium. Screening Protocol. Annual of Practice in Nursing. 2014; 1(1): 1005.
11. Hartjes T, Meece L, Horgas A. Implementing Palliative Care in the ICU: Providing Patient and Family. Centered Care. Nursing. 2014: Critical Care. 9(4).17-22.
12. Hartjes T. Needle Thoracostomy. Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2014.
13. Hartjes T. Central Venous Catheter Insertion: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2014.
14. Hartjes T. Internal Defibrillation. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2014.
15. Hartjes T. Endotracheal Intubation: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2014.
16. Hartjes T. Chest Tube Insertion: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2014.
17. Hartjes T. Emergent Sternotomy: Advanced Practice. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2014.
18. Mirel M, Hartjes T. Bringing Palliative Care to the Surgical ICU. Critical Care Nurse journal. 2013; 33(1): 71-74.
19. Gilliam J, Hartjes T. New Practice Guidelines Regarding Mobility of Patients with Left Atrial. Catheters (LAC). NTI Evidenced-Based Abstracts. Critical Care Nurse. 2012; 32: e26-e77
20. Hartjes T. Epidural Catheter Insertion, Management, and Removal. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2013.
21. Hartjes T. Oxygen Therapy for Patients with an Artificial Airway. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2013.
22. Hartjes T. Medication Administration: Metered-Dose Inhalers. Mosbys Skills. Elsevier Publishers. 2013.
23. Hartjes T, Gilliam J. New Practice Guidelines Regarding Mobility of Patients with Left Atrial. Catheters (LAC). Critical Care Nurse. 2012; 32: 76-78.
24. Hartjes T. Improving communication using a daily goals. Critical Care Nurse Journal.
25. Hartjes T. Use of AEGs Not Rare. American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). 2007; 16: 5(428).

BOOK CHAPTER

1. HartjesT. Case 49: Critically Thinking Endocrine Conditions. In: Burns, SM, Delgado S, eds. 2016.