Tina Gustin

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Assistant Professor of Nursing at Old Dominion University
Director for Telehealth Center-Innovation, Education and Research
Clinical Manager for Telehealth at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters


Dr. Gustin has over 35-years of advanced practice nursing experience. She received her undergraduate degree from the Medical College of Virginia, which is now Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her master’s degree as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Virginia, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Old Dominion University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University School of Nursing where she teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dr. Gustin the Director of the university’s Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education, and Research. The center serves as a telehealth learning hub and research center not only for the state but nationally and internationally.

She is the clinical manager for the Pediatric Telehealth program at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk Virginia. Dr. Gustin has been responsible for the development of this new program and assuring clinical competence of the telehealth providers.

Dr. Gustin’s research has focused on interprofessional team-based care and how telehealth can be used as the instrument for connecting providers to providers and providers to patients. Dr. Gustin has an interest in the unique skillset necessary to conduct a successful telehealth encounter. She has developed one instrument designed to measure telehealth etiquette knowledge and another that measures team telehealth performance with a focus on communication and etiquette. 

Dr. Gustin serves as the Virginia state telehealth coordinator for the state's Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) designed to connect pediatric primary care providers to mental health providers. She also served on the American Nurses Association task force for technology. She also serves on the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law (CTeL) Advisory Board, where she chairs the Telehealth Education Task for CTeL. She is actively involved in SPROUT serving on the Education, Metrics, and Equity Committees. She has served as a consultant for the MIRTE Corporation for their development of cybersecurity for Remote Patient Monitoring. She has been invited to several nursing and medical schools to assist in the development of a telehealth curriculum and to present her work.