Tonye Cox-Miller, DNP

Linda Dunham School of Nursing
  • Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Director, Graduate Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator Programs
  • Program Coordinator, MSN-Nurse Educator Prog
  • Program Coordinator, MSN-Nurse Leader Prog


  • DNP, Chamberlain University
  • EMBA, Texas Women’s University
  • MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • BSN, University of the Incarnate Word
  • ADN, San Antonio College

Courses Taught

  • NURS 2004, Art and Science Lab
  • NURS 3024, Care of Individuals II Lab
  • NURS 4410, Transition to Practice
  • NURS 4415, Community Population Health
  • NURS 4015, Community Population Health Clinical
  • NURS 4416, Professional Issues in Nursing
  • NURS 4016, Professional Issues in Nursing Clinical
  • NURS 4034, Care of Childbearing Families Lab
  • NURS 4044, Care of Families with Children Lab
  • NURS 4054, Professional Issues & Nursing Management Lab
  • NURS 4064, Health Care Administration for Nurses Lab
  • NURS 5302, Leadership for Quality, Safety and Health Policy

Teaching Focus

Dr. Cox-Miller’s teaching foci include Healthcare Systems Leadership, Nursing Administration, Executive Business Administration, Business Analysis, and Project Management.

Additional Information

One of Dr. Cox-Miller’s research interests is the Transition of Nursing Research into Practice.  She is a member of the Linda Dunham School of Nursing Faculty Committee.
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member 2013-Present
  • Texas Nurses Association (TNA) Member 2013-Present
  • Texas Nurses District 9 Top 20 Nurses Nominations Committee (2019, 2014-2015)
  • Black Nurses Rock (BNR) Member 2016-2018/Chartering Houston Chapter Vice President (2016)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Member 2002-2016/Delta Alpha At-Large Chapter Member Phi Pi Chapter Member & Houston Campus Counselor (2014-2016)
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Member 1993-2016/National Board of Directors (2003-2005)/Chartering Alamo Chapter President (1997)

Awards and Honors

  • The College of Health Care Professions Employee of the Quarter 2017
  • Texas Nurses Association District 9 Foundation Top 20 Nurse 2016
  • Bell Tech Career Institute Appreciation Award 2016
  • Texas Nurses Association District 9 Foundation Grant Recipient 2015
  • DeVry I Teach Award Recipient 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 212°-Extra Degree Service Recognition Award Recipient 2013
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Distinguished Mentor Award Finalist 2011, 2012
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Performance Reward 2011
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Best Boss Award 2010
  • Epsilon Omega Epsilon Honor Society Inductee 2010
  • Awarded Jackie Greer Endowed Enrichment Fund 2010
  • Good Samaritan Foundation’s Excellence in Nursing Bronze Medal Nominee 2010
  • UTHSCSA SON Graduate Leadership Award Recipient 2006
  • Bates Medical Nursing Scholarship Award Recipient 2005
  • Sigma Theta Tau Community Nurse Leader Inductee 2002
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Image Maker Award Recipient 1997
  • Chi Eta Phi Mabel Keaton Staupers Scholarship Award Recipient 1996