Rhonda (Renae) Schumann, PhD

  • Professor of Nursing
  • Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health
  • John S. Dunn Professorship in Nursing


  • PhD in Nursing Science, Texas Woman’s University
  • MS in Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing
  • BS in Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing

Courses Taught

  • NURS 4454, Applied Nursing Research

Teaching Focus

Dr. Schumann’s teaching focus is Med-Surg.


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Schumann, R. R. (1997).  The holistic care summary in documenting congregational nursing care.  Journal of Christian Nursing, 14(2).  32-34.
  • Schumann, R. R. (2000).  Collaboration for mission.  Journal of Christian Nursing.
  • Schumann, R. R., & Hunter, A.  (2000).  You gotta know there’s gonna be a better tomorrow:  Giving spiritual care to ventilator patients.  Journal of Christian Nursing. Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Schumann, R. R. & Mannon, J. D. (April 13, 2000).  Weaving the effective congregational health ministry.  Oates Online Journal.
  • Schumann, R.R. & VanDuivendyk, T. (2001).  Connections, collisions, and complimentary:  The dynamic of health care chaplain, parish nurse, and parish clergy collaboration.   Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 11(2).  61-67.
  • Green, A., Fowler, C., Sportsman, S., Light, K., Cottenoir, M., & Schumann, R. (2006).  Innovation in nursing education:  A statewide grant initiative. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 7(1), 45-53.
  • Allen, P., Schumann, R., & Selz, N. (2007) Reinventing Practice and Education Partnerships for Capacity Expansion, Journal of Nursing Education. 46(4), 170-5.
  • Schumann, R., & McNeill, J. (2008) Honors programs as a way to grow the discipline.  International Journal of Human Caring, 12(2), 50-53.
  • Starck, P., Schumann, R., Watson, P., & Brooke, V. (2008). Achieving Compassionate Excellence: A Cooperative Accelerated BSN Program. International Journal of Human Caring, 12(2), 29-38.
  • Ownby, K., Schumann, R., Dune, L., & Kohne, D. (2012). “A Comparison of a Traditional Clinical Experience for Baccalaureate-Seeking nursing Students in their Second Semester”.  Nursing Research & Practice,2012.  Article ID276506. Books & Chapters
  • Authors (Date), Chapter Title,(pp),  Book editor (if needed), Book Title, City, State: Publisher.
  • Schumann, R. R. (2003).  A spirit of commitment & creativity.  In Smith, S. (ed).  Parish Nursing:  A handbook for the new millennium.  Binghampton, NY:  Haworth Press.
  • Parrot, T., Schumann, R., & Manning, C. (2008). Using preceptors in nursing education, In Caputi, L. (ed). Teaching Nursing: The Art and Science (2nd ed). College of DuPage Press.

Awards and Honors

  • District 9 Outstanding Nurse, Texas Nurses Association, 1998
  • Outstanding Volunteer, American Diabetes Association, 1999
  • Region 3 Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2000
  • John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2002
  • Outstanding Academic Educator, Good Samaritan Foundation, 2006
  • John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2013
  • Distinguished Alumni, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, 2013

Additional Information

Dr. Schumann is responsible for the administration of the School of Nursing and Allied Health in the following:

  • Development and maintenance of an environment conducive to the teaching/learning processes
  • Maintenance of the relationships with the Provost and President of HBU
  • Preparing and administering the budget for the School
  • Providing leadership within the faculty for the development and implementation of the curricula in nursing, kinesiology, athletic training, and other allied health programs
  • Facilitating faculty development, recruitment, performance review, promotion and retention; maintaining a relationship with regulatory agencies, including Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)
  • Ensuring compliance with all School and University regulatory bodies
  • Supporting ongoing relationship with the community to establish affiliate agencies and ensures responsiveness to community needs
  • Provide for an adequate number of qualified faculty to teach in the educational programs in the School.

Dr. Schumann serves on the Health Services Steering Committee, Nursing Education and Practice Committee at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, CCNE National Standards Committee for AACN Nurse Residency Programs, Texas Medical Center Nursing Executive Council, Board of Directors Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation, and Health Services Resources Administration as a grant reviewer.  Dr. Schumann is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.