School of Nursing
Professor, Associate Dean for Nursing Programs
Department: College of Nursing
Building: BRB 2020
- Texas Woman's University- Denton, Texas
PhD in Nursing, 1995
- Texas Woman's University- Dallas, Texas
MSN- Maternal/Infant Nursing, 1981
- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor- Belton, Texas
BSN, Nursing, 1970
- Concepts & Theories- classroom and web based
- Nursing Research
- Maternal/Infant Nursing
- Issues in Professional Nursing- classroom and web
- Master’s Nursing Ethics
- Jacqueline Braithwaite Professorship- 2011-2012
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, IOTA NU Chapter: Leadership Award- 2011- 2012
- Mary Coulter Dowdy Distinguished University Professor- 2010-2011
- Outstanding Faculty Award – Texas Alpha XI Chapter of Alpha Chi; National College Honor Scholarship Society: 2009/2010
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, IOTA NU Chapter: Barbara Cushing Award of Excellence- 2007- 2008
- Nominated: Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award: 1999-2000
- America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals: 2003/2004, 2004/2005
- Nominated for the Presidents’ Scholarly Achievement Award- Spring 2008
The development of professional nursing values in nursing students and the eventual impact on work ethic and sustainability of working as a registered nurse.
Alfred, D., Yarbrough, S., Martin, P., & Garcia, C. (2011). Gender and professional values: A closer look. Journal of Nursing Management, 1:34-36.
Yu-Hua Lin, Liching S. W., Yarbrough, S., Alfred, D., & Martin, P. (2010) Changes in Taiwanese nursing student values during the educational experience: A longitudinal study. Nursing Ethic: An International Journal for Health Care Professionals 17(5), 646-654.
Yarbrough, S., Alfred, D., & Martin, P. (2008). Research study: Professional values and retention. Nursing Management, 39(4), 10,12,14,16,18
Martin, P., Klotz, L., & Alfred, D. (2007). Longitudinal evaluation of a baccalaureate nursing program offered entirely via Live Interactive Video. Nurse Educator, 32(1), 43-47.
Teaching Philosophy: I am an educator who believes that learning occurs when the teacher is the facilitator and that students must be active participants in the process. My students realize that I respect them as adult learners, therefore I gain their respect as the 'expert', in the classroom or through the world wide web, who is there to guide them in the educational process. I believe that it is vital for faculty members and students to have mutual respect for what each brings to the learning arena.
In the current technology driven world, nursing education no longer involves just the student in the classroom. As an educator using multiple venues to teach, I have a positive approach to education, sensitivity to the unique needs of individual students, and a passion to be part of the learning process. These approaches have strengthened my classroom and WEB teaching approaches.
The students of today have high expectations of faculty. I feel that it is important for students, no matter if they are in the classroom or cyberspace, know that I am accessible and each will get the personal attention needed to be successful. I am an avid reader and constantly provide new, updated materials to enhance learning. I constantly strive to maintain a professional approach to teaching while meeting the unique needs of a diverse student population. The appreciation that is expressed by the students confirms my dedication and all the extra effort I put forth is well worth while.