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College of Nursing

Danita Alfred

Danita Alfred

Title: Professor
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 1160
Phone: 903.566.7019


  • Ph.D - Texas Woman's University
  • MSN - Texas Woman's University
  • BSN - West Texas State University


Courses Taught

MSN Research and Theory

PhD Advanced Statistics and Quantitative Research

Clinical Interests

Community/Public Health, Nursing Disaster, Nursing & Disaster Preparedness Research


Professional Nursing Values, Disaster Nursing, Nursing Education

Recent Publications

Alfred, D., Yarbrough, S., Martin, P., & Garcia, C. (2011).
Gender and professional values: A closer look. Nursing Management. 41(1), 34-36.

Lin, Y., Wang, L., Yarbrough, S., Alfred, D., & Martin, P. (2010). Changes in Taiwanese nursing student values during the educational experience. Nursing Ethics, 17(5), 646-654.

Deal, B., Alfred, D., Fountain, R., Ford, T., & Chilton, J. (2010). Educational opportunities: A nursing school model for medical special needs sheltering. Nurse Educator. 35(3), 122-126.

Fountain, R. & Alfred, D. (2009). Student satisfaction with high-fidelity simulation: Does it correlate with their learning style. Nursing Education Perspectives.30(2), 96-98.

Yarbrough, S., Alfred, D., & Martin, P. (2008).Research Study: Professional values and retention. Nursing Management, 39(4), 10-18.

Creative Endeavors

Alfred, D., Klotz, L., Deal, B., Fountain, R., Missildine, K., Williams, J., Ford, T., Chilton, J., Parkins, J., Smith, C., & Brown, J. (June, 2010). Just-in-Time Training for Volunteers Caring for Evacuees in a Medical Special Needs Shelter. (grant funded $65,036)

Recent Presentations

Alfred, D., & Fountain, R. (October 9, 2012). Medical Needs Shelter Orientation: Just-in-Time Online Training Website. A conference presentation.

4th Annual Preparedness Symposium, Galveston, Texas. October 9 – 10, 2012.

Alfred, D., Yarbrough, S., Martin, P., Lin, Y., & Wang, L. (2011). A Comparison of Professional Values of Taiwanese and American Nursing Students. A conference presentation.

Sigma Theta Tau 41st Biennial Convention October 29 – November 2011.