The faculty of the Mary Black School of Nursing’s commitment
to academic excellence is reflected in their participation of a wide array of
scholarly activities. From presenting at
national, state, and local conferences to publications in scholarly journals,
the faculty’s involvement is evident.
Even though scholarship is extremely important, it is viewed
as a complement to the mission of undergraduate education of baccalaureate
nursing students, both traditional and returning Registered Nurses who desire
to hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
In addition to teaching, the faculty attempts to engage students in
their scholarly endeavors as an adjunct to the learning process.
Some examples of ongoing scholarship this year (2010-2011)
Multi-User Virtual Environments: A New Frontier in Nursing Education
Presentation: 11th Annual Nurse Educator Conference (Mar, 2011)
Investigators: Dr. Darlene Amendolair, Sharon Smith,
Catherine Talley, Vicky DeWick
Darlene Amendolair and Sharon Smith.
Title: Nurse-Physician Collaboration: An Emergency
Poster Presentation: Emergency Nurses
Association General Assembly Tampa, FL (Sept., 2011)
Investigator: Renee Galloway
Effect of the "Save Our Breasts" Forum on Breast Cancer Beliefs,
Fear, and Fatalism in African-American Women.
Presentation: 2011 Oncology
Nursing Society Biennial Research Conference, February 2011.
Presenters: Gibson, L. & Humbert, C.
Networking as a Means of Community-Based Participatory Recruitment of
Presentation: 2011 Southern Nursing Research Society
Conference, February 2011.
Presenters: Gibson, L., & LeGrand, H.
L., Thomas, S., Parker, V., Mayo, R., Wetsel, M. Breast cancer fear in African
American breast cancer survivors. Accepted for publication in the Journal
of Cultural Diversity.