Kandice J. Perez, DNP, RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Level 1 Coordinator

Education
BSN Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
MS Nursing Education University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
DNP Executive Nursing Leadership, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Contact Info:
Email: Kandice_Frost@Baylor.edu
Office: 301.24
Phone: 972.576.9171

Work and Education
Dr. Perez is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Level I Coordinator at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.  Her teaching responsibilities include instructing students through lecture, lab, and clinical settings at the Undergraduate level.  Her professional nursing background is primarily in obstetric and women’s health nursing.  Her nursing expertise is informed by many years of professional experience working on the labor & delivery and mother/baby units at Parkland Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Allen.   

Committees
Dr. Perez serves on several committees at BULHSON including:  The Faculty Affairs Committee, Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Program Effectiveness Committee, Undergraduate Concept Map Subcommittee, Undergraduate Testing Policy Subcommittee.  On a local level, Dr. Perez has served on a Quality Improvement NTSV Cesarean Section Reduction Task Force at Texas Health Presbyterian Allen.  She also serves on the planning committee for the North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators via the DFW Hospital Council Foundation.  On a state level, Dr. Perez has served on the Nominating Committee with the Texas Nurses Association, District Four.  On a national level, Dr. Perez has served on the Membership Committee with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). 

Presentations
Perez, K., Owen, K. (November, 2018). Reducing the NTSV Cesarean Section Rate in Low Risk OB Patients. Poster presented at 2018 Texas Health Presbyterian Allen Evidence Based. Poster Fair.

Perez, K., George, C. (April, 2018). Educating Perinatal Nurses to Promote Bonding Techniques and Increase Support of NICU Parents. Poster presented at 2018 Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Spokane, WA

Perez, K.  (October, 2020).  Facilitating an Active Online Learning Environment.  Verbal presentation presented for the North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators Virtual Event sponsored by the DFW Hospital Council Foundation.

Book Chapter
Perez, K. Chapter 6 High Risk Pregnancy. In S. Evans, (2019) Maternal Newborn Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. Wolters Kluwer.

Awards
D Magazine 2019 Nursing Excellence Award Recipient
Daisy Award Nominee at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in 2018, 2019, & 2020

Community
Dr. Perez is very involved in giving back through professional societies and community activities.  She is a current member of the American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Kappa Chapter.  She is also a current member of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.  Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, and serving her local church and community.