Associate professor Terri L. Yost, a family nurse practitioner, joined the UVA School of Nursing in summer, 2018, after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army.
Yost has garnered two grants to study the use of complementary therapies such as Qigong for military service personnel suffering from traumatic brain injury ($18,400), and cranial electrotherapy for the treatment and relief of patients with Restless Leg Syndrome ($525,200). She has presented her scholarship in London, Boston, Baltimore, San Antonio, and Honolulu.
Twice deployed to Iraq (in 2003, then again in 2007-08), Yost served as the lead officer for the Troop Medical Clinic and provided care to more than 10,000 service members, Department of Defense civilians, government contractors, and coalition forces. In 2015, she deployed to a remote jungle location in Vietnam as part of a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency team to search for and retrieve the remains of military service members who went missing in action during the Vietnam War and are still unaccounted for. Additional duty assignments over her career included the Republic of Korea, Hawaii, Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia.
She has served on several Institutional Review Boards, developed questions for the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner board certification exam, served as a working group member and co-author of the Department of Defense’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder, judged several military clinical research competitions and served as a scientific reviewer for federally funded research agencies. She has also developed and taught workshops in evidence-based practice to nurses throughout the Pacific region.
Yost earned a BSN from Clarion University, an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in nursing from UVA in 2011. In 2012, she received the Carol Lindeman Award for a New Researcher from the Western Institute of Nursing, and the Joan Lynaugh Award for Clinical Scholarship in 2002. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and STTI.
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
Honors and Awards
- Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher (2012), presented by the Western Institute of Nursing
- Joan E. Lynaugh Award for Clinical Scholarship (2002)
- Yost, Terri L. (Principal Investigator)
March 2013 – September 2017
Triservice Nursing Research Program Grant # HT9404-13-1-TS02 Project # N13-003 “Cranial Electrotherapy for Military Beneficiaries with Restless Legs Syndrome” (Multi-site: Tripler Army Medical Center/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)
Primary Aim: To assess the feasibility and efficacy of cranial electrotherapy in the management of restless legs syndrome.
Secondary Aim: To describe the lived-experience of restless legs syndrome sufferers in a military beneficiary population.
Study Award: $525,205
- Yost, Terri L. (Principal Investigator)
August 2010 – December 2011
Triservice Nursing Research Program Grant # HU0001-1-10-TS13 Project # N10-P08
“Qigong as a Novel Intervention for Service Members with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”, University of Virginia/Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Primary aim: To describe the experience of internal qigong practice in military service members diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury.
Study Award: $18,387.00
Yost, T.L., Taylor, A.G., & Steeves, R.H. (2015). The experience of service members living with mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Health and Human Experience, 1(2), 65-78.
Yost, T.L., & Taylor, A.G. (2013). Qigong as a novel intervention for service members with mild traumatic brain injury. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 9(3), 142-149. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2013.02.002
Yost, T. L. (2012). Nursing care of service members with head injury during the Vietnam War. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44(3), 157-163. doi:10.1097/jnn.0b013e31825106ba
Columns, Editorials and Op-Eds
Yost, T. L. (2016, April 1). An opportunity of a lifetime in Vietnam [Column]. Triservice Nursing Research Program News. Retrieved from https://www.usuhs.edu/sites/default/files/media/tsnrp/pdf/tsnrp-spring-2016.pdf.
- “Sleepless Nights: Military Beneficiaries Living with Restless Legs Syndrome” Podium Presentation at the 2017 TriService Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Course, Baltimore, MD
- “Cranial Electrotherapy for Military Beneficiaries with Restless Legs Syndrome” Podium Presentation at the 2016 TriService Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Course, San Antonio, TX
- “A Concept Analysis of Recovery in Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury” Podium Presentation at the 2014 TriService Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Course, San Antonio, TX
- “The Historical Progression of Advanced Practice Nursing”
2012 Podium Grand Rounds Presentation in support of Nurses Week, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu
- “Qigong as a Novel Intervention for Service Members with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” - 2012 Podium Presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing’s 45th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Portland, OR and at the 17th Biennial Phyllis J. Verhonick Army Nursing Research Course, San Antonio, TX
- “The Experience of Service Members Living with mTBI”
2012 Podium Presentation at the 17th Biennial Phyllis J. Verhonick Army Nursing Research Course, San Antonio, TX
- “Nursing care of soldiers with head injury during the Vietnam War”
2010 Podium Presentation at the International Perspectives in the History of Nursing Conference, London, UK
- “Cranial Electrotherapy for the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome: A Feasibility Study”: Poster Presentation at the SLEEP2017 Conference, Boston, MA 6/5/2017
- Triservice Nursing Research Program: Research Development Course: 3/18/2013 - 3/20/2013, Tripler Army Medical Center and the Pacific Region via Video teleconference - Role: Local site planner and breakout faculty
- Evidence-Based Practice Workshop and Internship: 1/21/2013 - 1/22/2013 with continued mentorship through 1/2014, Pacific Regional Medical Command, Honolulu, HI - Role: Lead planner, organizer, facilitator and lecturer: Developed and presented a 2-day (approved for 13 CNE credit hours) workshop for nurses assigned to military commands of the Pacific region based on the Iowa Model of Evidence-based Practice to Promote Quality Care. Following the workshop, EBP teams were mentored over the course of a year on the development and progress of their individual projects.
- Evidence-Based Practice Workshop: 3/6/2012 – 3/8/2012 with continued mentorship of EBP teams meeting every other month through 11/7/2013
Hawaii State Center for Nursing, Honolulu, HI - Role: Faculty presenter and team mentor: Lectured on Evaluation Methodologies as part of a 3-day workshop based on the Iowa Model of Evidence-based Practice to Promote Quality Care to EBP teams from all major hospitals across the Hawaiian Islands. Then met with groups every other month for 18 months to reinforce knowledge and mentor teams through full completion of individual EBP projects.