School of Nursing
Barbara K. Haas
David G. Braithwaite Professor in Nursing; Interim Associate Dean for the School of Nursing
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 6339: Mixed Methods 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.
Keeler, M., Haas, B.K., Nieswiadomy, M., McConnel, C., Northam, S., & Savoie, L. (2015) The Economic Burden of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Canadian Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(3), 289-298.
Keeler, M., Haas, B.K., Nieswiadomy, M., McConnel, C., Northam, S., & Savoie, L. (2015). Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Dressings in Canadian Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(3), 311-318.
Roth, C., Wieck, K.L., Fountain, R. & Haas, B.K., (2015). Hospital Nurses’ Perceptions of Human Factors Contributing to Nursing Errors. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(5), 263-269. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000196
Lobo, M.L., Haas, B.K., & Clark, M. (2015). NEXus: Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(2), 104-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.07.005
Lake, P.K., Haas, B.K., & Matthews, M. (2014). FIT to Care: An Action Research Study Exploring the Use of Communication Theory to Strengthen Caring Relationships between Teachers and Students. International Journal of Human Caring, 18(3), pp.15-25
Thompson, S., Mastel-Smith, B., Duke, G., Haas, B.K., Vardaman, S., & Yarbrough, S. (2014). Military Nurses Caring for the Enemy. International Journal of Human Caring, 18(2), pp. 61-70
Kimmel, G., Haas, B.K., & Hermanns, M. (2014). The Role of Exercise in Cancer Treatment: Bridging the Gap. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 13(4), pp. 246-252.
Chilton, J., Haas, B.K. & Gosselin, K. (2014). The Effect of a Wellness Program on Adolescent Females. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 36(5) pp. 581 - 598
Hermanns, M., & Haas, B. K. (2014). One step at a time: A journey of hope, inspiration, and determination. The Qualitative Report, 19(14), 1-8. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/hermanns14.pdf
Wieck, L., Alfred, D., Haas, B. K., Yarbrough, S. (2014). Using a strengths model to build an online nursing education program. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(3), pp. 233-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.10.001
Weekes, C.N., Haas, B.K., Gosselin, K. (2014). Expectations and Self-Efficacy of African American Parents Who Discuss Sexuality with their Adolescent Sons: An Intervention Study. Public Health Nursing, Vol. 31 No. 3, pp. 253–261
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)
Integrated Healthcare Research Institute, 2015. Exercise Therapy in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy. Dr. Arturo Arce-Esquivel (PI); Dr. Joyce Ballard, Dr. Barbara Haas, Dr. Melinda Hermanns, Dr. Gary Kimmel, co-investigators.
September 2015. Social Support to Reduce Uncertainty in South Texas: A Case Study. M.D. Gunter, M.D.,G. Duke, & B. K.. Haas. Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses, Providence, RI
February 2015, The Research Journey: How to Get Where You're Going, Haas, B. K. & Hermanns, M., Southern Nursing Research Society Pre-Conference Workshop, Tampa, FL
November 2014, Point in Time the Fitsteps for Life Exercise Program Improves, Quality of Life of Persons with Cancer, Evey, J. (Honors Student), Haas, B.K., & Hermanns, M., National Collegiate Honors College Conference, Denver, CO
March 2014, Expectations and Self-Efficacy of African American Parents Who Discuss Sexuality with their Adolescent Sons: An Intervention Study. Weekes, C.N., Haas, B.K.,Gosselin, K, Midwest Nursing Research Society, St. Louis, MO
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.