Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Rhonda McLain is an experienced educator with expertise in the areas of teaching-learning strategies, curriculum development and program evaluation. Having taught more than 20 years in undergraduate education, Dr. McLain has led the development of innovative nursing curricula designed to prepare new nurses in meeting client needs in an ever-changing health care environment. As an educator in the classroom, Dr. McLain has been recognized by her students for her creative teaching strategies that engage and challenge students.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Innovative Model to Recognize Previous Military Training of BSN Students.Nurse Educator2019
    2017 Student Success Survey: Supporting Academic Success for At-Risk Nursing Students Through Early InterventionNurse Educator.  42:33-37. 2017
    2014 Race, regionality and pre-diabetes in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyPreventive Medicine.  63:43-47. 2014
    2013 Relationships between student peer and faculty evaluations of clinical performance: A pilot studyJournal of Nursing Education & Practice2013
    2008 Family stress, family adaptation, and psychological well-being of elderly coronary artery bypass grafting patientsDimensions in Critical Care Nursing.  27:125-131. 2008
    2008 Parent-adolescent communication and diabetes: An integrative reviewJournal of Advanced Nursing.  62:140-162. 2008
    1992 Enhancing quality critical care education: establishing a consortium.Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  23:15-19. 1992

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    1993 Family needs 1993

    Research Overview

  • Nursing Education including evaluation of teaching strategies, characteristics of successful nursing students and factors affecting NCLEX success; curriculum development and program evaluation; adult critical care; impact of critical illness on families
  • Teaching Activities

  • NUR318 - Pathophysiologic Concepts (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR318 - Pathophysiologic Concepts (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR314 - Pharmacother/Disease Process I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR490 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR314 - Pharmacother/Disease Process I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR314 - Pharmacother/Disease Process I (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR314 - Pharmacother/Disease Process I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR491 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR491 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR001 - MSN Orientation (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR346 - Pathophysiology for Nursing (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR006 - RN/BSN Orientation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR691 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NTC652 - Prog and Curr Development Nur (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTC760 - Transitions to Academic Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR455 - Leadership and Management (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR374 - Informatics Research Nurs Prac (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR374 - Informatics Research Nurs Prac (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR374 - Informatics Research Nurs Prac (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Practice (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR490 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Practice (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR347 - Patho for Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR458L - Clinical Practicum for RNs (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Practice (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR482 - Leadership/Mgt Pract Prof Nurs (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR612 - Advanced Pathophysiology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR347 - Patho for Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR374 - Informatics Research Nurs Prac (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR458L - Clinical Practicum for RNs (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Practice (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR347 - Patho for Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR374 - Informatics Research Nurs Prac (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR474 - Transition Prof Nurs Practice (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR361 - Nursing Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • NUR474 - Role Transition Prof Nurs Prac (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • NUR475 - Assessment Prof Nursing (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • NUR477 - Simulation Spec Populations (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • NUR482 - Leadership/Mgt Pract Prof Nurs (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004
  • Master of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Emory University 1987
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Saint Joseph's College 1978
  • Full Name

  • Rhonda McLain