UT Tyler


Barbara McAlister, PhD, RN, CNM

Barbara McAlister, PhD, RN,  CNM

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 2345
Email: bmcalister@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7320


  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Tyler
  • M.S. Texas Woman’s University
  • B.S.N. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Courses Taught

  • NURS 5301 Translational Science 1
  • NURS 5321 Health Policy for Population Health


My program of research focuses on optimal outcomes for the maternal-newborn population. My current research project is an electronic health record review which focuses on labor attributes of first time mothers with full term pregnancies.


McAlister, B. (2013).  A Case Study of Maternal Response to the Implied Antepartum Diagnosis of Inevitable Labor Dystocia.   Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 

McAlister, B., Tietze, M., & Northam, S. (2013).  Early Term Birth: The Impact of Practice Patterns on Rates and Outcomes.   Western Journal of Nursing Research: An International Forum for Communicating Nursing Research.

Thoughts on Teaching

My clinical practice as a nurse-midwife preceded my entry into academia and greatly informs my approach to teaching. As a midwife, my role was to collaborate with women and empower them to achieve their desired childbirth outcome. As a faculty member, my role is to collaborate with and empower students as they pursue their graduate education goals.

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