Bodin, Mary Beth

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Assistant Professor

NB 412
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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DNP University of Alabama at Birmingham
MSN University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSN University of Alabama
BS University of West Alabama
Mary Beth graduated with her MSN in Maternal Infant Nursing from UAB in 1985 and completed the NNP track in 1987. She has almost 30 years of clinical experience in the NICU including bedside nurse, charge nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Mary Beth has worked primarily in Tuscaloosa, AL for the DCH Health Care System but has also worked in the Birmingham area at Cooper Green Hospital as a NNP and for UAB Critical Care Transport doing ground and air transport. In addition, to her Faculty position with the NNP Program here at UAB, Mary Beth continues to work per diem as a NNP in Tuscaloosa. She is currently a graduate student in UAB's DNP program with an expected graduation date of Fall 2009.
Research/Clinical Interest
Neonatal Intensive Care nursing
Feeding issues with premature infants
NNP Education
Neonatal Resuscitation
Refereed Articles

Wilson, L. L., Bodin, M. B., Hoffman, J., Vincent, J. (In Press). Recruiting, supporting, and retaining preceptors for NNP programs: Results from a survey of NNP preceptors and program directors. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. Harrison, L. & Bodin, M. B. (1994). Effects of tactile stimulation on preterm infants: An integrative review of the literature with practice implications. The Online Journal Of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing. I, (6). Harrison, L., Olivet, l., Cunningham, K., Bodin, M. B., & Hicks, C. (1996). Effects of gentle human touch on preterm infants: Report from a pilot study. Neonatal Network, 15(2) 35-42. National Invited Presentations Bodin, M. B., Cusson, R., Harrison, L., McGrath, J., Robinson, R., & Woods, S. (2005, June), NNP Education Options: Development of an Online Consortium. Presentation at Third Annual Faculty Forum; Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC. Harrison, L., Bodin, M., Woods, S., Marin, T., & Hoffman, J. (May 30, 2006). "Using WIMBA Online Chat Technology in an Online NNP Program." Annual Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Faculty Forum, Washington, D.C.

Invited papers
Harrison, L. L., Olivet, L., Cunningham, K., Bodin, M. B., and Hicks, C. (1994, November). Effects of gentle human touch on preterm infants. Paper presented at Developmental Interventions in Neonatal Care Conference, Washington, D.C. Bodin, M. B. & McGrath, J. (2005, September). Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Online Education Consortium (NOEC): Implementation to Prepare Culturally Competent NNPs to Provide Best Practices in Diverse Settings. Paper presented at NANN 21st Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. Honors
1985 Outstanding Young Women of America
1978 Academic Excellence Award - Capstone College of Nursing
1978 Sigma Theta Tau International - Inducted at Capstone College of Nursing
Capstone Honor Society - Capstone College of Nursing