School of Nursing
Barbara K. Haas
David Braithwaite Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs
Building: BRB 2220
- Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
- M.S.N. Marquette University
- B.S.N. The University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
- NURS 6330: Quantitative Research Design
- NURS 6337: Advanced Research Design
- NURS 6354: Nurse as Educator
- NURS 6352: Transcultural Nursing Research
- NURS 5356: Health Promotion
- NURS 3333: Nursing Research
My program of research broadly focuses on health promotion for persons with chronic illness. Within that philosophical perspective and umbrella, I conduct research on the concepts of self-efficacy, physical activity, symptom management, and quality of life for persons with cancer. My current research project is titled “Effect of Exercise during Adjuvant Chemotherapy Infusion for Breast Cancer” Barbara Haas & Cynthia Osborne, co-PIs, Kevin Gosselin, Gary Kimmel , Joyce O’Shaughnessy, co-investigators.
Chilton, J., Haas, B.K. & Gosselin, K. (in press). Total Girl: An Evidence-based Wellness Program for Adolescent Females. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Weekes, C.N., Haas, B.K., Gosselin, K. (in press). Expectations and Self-Efficacy of African American Parents Who Discuss Sexuality with their Adolescent Sons: An Intervention Study. Journal of Public Health Nursing
Thompson, S., Mastel-Smith, B., Duke, G., Haas, B.K., Vardaman, S., & Yarbrough, S. (in press). Military Nurses Caring for the Enemy. International Journal of Human Caring.
Duke, G., Haas, B.K., Yarbrough, S., & Northam, S. (2013). Pain management, knowledge, and attitudes of baccalaureate nursing students and faculty. Pain Management Nursing 14(1), 11-19.
Haas, B.K. Kimmel, G., Hermanns, M., & Deal, B. (2012). Community-based FitSTEPS for Life Exercise Program for Persons with Cancer: Five Year Evaluation. Journal of Oncology Practice,8(6), 320-26.
Haas, B.K. & Kimmel, G. (2011). A community-based exercise program for cancer survivors: Taking patient care to the next level. Journal of Oncology Practice, 7(4), 252-256.
Hermanns, M, Deal, B., & Haas, B.K. (2012). Biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of Parkinson's disease: An integrative review. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44(4), 194-205.
Haas, B.K., Yarbrough, S., & Klotz, L.K. (2011). Journey to a PhD program. The Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(5), 269-282. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.04.006 Haas, B.K. & Kimmel, G. (2011). A community-based exercise program for cancer survivors: Taking patient care to the next level. Journal of Oncology Practice, 7(4), 252-256.
Haas, B.K. (2011). Fatigue, self-efficacy, physical activity and QOL in women with breast cancer. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, 34(4), 322-334.
Haas, B.K., & Northam, S. (2010). Development of the physical activity inventory assessment. Online Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10 (4).
Grants (Current funding):
Baylor Foundation, 2013. “Effect of Exercise during Adjuvant Chemotherapy Infusion for Breast Cancer” Dr. Barbara Haas and Dr. Cynthia Osborne (co-PIs)
Stinson Bequest Funding 2013. “Effects of an 8-Week Exercise Training Intervention on Functional Tests in Elderly Female Cancer Survivors” Dr. Joyce Ballard and Dr. Barbara Haas (co-PIs)
Haas, B.K., Reifsnider, E., Kommenich, P. (February 2014). “Nexus: What’s in it for Us?” Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference; San Antonio, TX
Deal, B., Ballard, E., Ballard, N. Haas, B.K. (November 2013) “Comprehensive Community-based Health Promotion Program for persons with Diabetes: A Pilot Study” Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention; Indianapolis, IN
Haas, B.K., & Kimmel, G. (July, 2013). “Point in Time the FitSTEPS for Life Program Improves Quality of Life in Persons with Cancer” Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference; Prague, Czech Republic
Ballard, J., Haas, B., Roquemore, A., Ochs, A., & Marzilli, S. (June 2013). “Results of Exercise Training in Female Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study”. American College of Sports Medicine; Indianapolis, IN
Haas, B.K., Teel, C., Komnenich, P., & McNeil, P. (February 2013). “NEXus: Effectiveness of a Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing” Symposium. Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference; Little Rock, AR
Alfred, D., Wieck, L., Haas, B.K. & Yarbrough, S. (January 2013). “Using a Strengths Model to Build an Online PhD Nursing Program and Create a Positive Learning Environment” American Association of Colleges in Nursing Doctoral Education Conference; San Diego, CA
Porthier, P., Lobo, M., & Haas, B.K. (January 2013). “NEXus: An Innovative Approach to Doctoral Education” American Association of Colleges in Nursing Doctoral Education Conference; San Diego, CA
Thoughts on Teaching:
I view myself as a fellow traveler on a journey of discovery. In my 20+ years of academic travels, students have enlightened me repeatedly. The opportunity to awaken curiousity, stimulate ideas, challenge thinking, encourage dreams, and inspire -- these are the privileges of a teacher-student relationship.