Chandice Covington, PhD, RN, FAAN, began her nursing career after graduating from the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing. She later obtained a Master of Science in maternal-child nursing from the University of Texas at Galveston School of Nursing. In 1990, she received a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical nursing research from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Covington is also a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.
Covington was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow in 2004. In 2007, she was honored at the 35th anniversary celebration of the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston by giving the keynote presentation, as well as receiving the distinguished alumni award. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Government Affairs Committee presented the Grassroots Star Award to her in 2007 and the University of North Dakota honored her at their 10th Anniversary of the University Faculty Lecture Series in 2008, where she gave the keynote: "Interdisciplinary Research: A Modern Paradigm for Nursing Science." Earlier career honors included the Harriet Werley Young Nursing Investigator Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.
Covington joined the Rush University College of Nursing as professor and chair of the Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing. Previously she was at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing where she was the Florence Thelma Hall Endowed Chair for Nursing Excellence in Women’s Health in conjunction with the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health. Prior to her tenure at TTUHSC, she served as dean and professor at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing for four years. Her extensive teaching experience includes positions at University of California at Los Angeles; Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; the University of Texas at Dallas; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Northwestern State University in Shreveport, Louisiana; Stephen F.
Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas; and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing
College of Nursing