Holcomb, Lygia

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Associate Professor

NB 454
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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Education DSN University of Alabama at Birmingham MSN University of Missouri at Columbia BSN University of Missouri at Columbia Biography Dr. Holcomb has been teaching nurse practitioner students for over 20 years. She is currently the coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner program. In clinical practice, Dr. Holcomb works in the primary care clinic at Birmingham Health Care. She has worked with many different populations such as school age and college students in school based clinics, chronically ill and elderly patients in assisted living facilities, indigent persons and county jail inmates. She organizes and participates in missions, college courses, and collaborative research in Honduras. Dr. Holcomb is active in many professional organizations and currently serves as the president of Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Research/Clinical Interest
  • Global Health
  • Innovations and Use of Technology in Nursing Education and practice
  • Wellness and disease prevention
  • FNP as providers of quality primary care
  • Family Obesity and related diseases
  • Wellness
  • All hazard disaster preparedness
  • Health Professional education (nurse practitioner) to improve patient health outcomes
Publications/Presentation (last 2 years) Crigger, N. and Holcomb, L. (2006, in press, Journal of Transcultural Nursing ) Practical Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive, Ethical Care in Developing Nations.

 

Crigger, N., Holcomb, L., Grogan, R., Vasquez, M., Almendares, J., O’Neil, E., Lagos, D. (2004). Development of the Choices and Acquisition of Antibiotics Model from a descriptive study of a Lay Honduran Population. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41(7), 745-753.
Quigley P., Holcomb, L., Keller, R. (2004). Innovations in joint faculty appointments report of the panel of visionaries and advanced practice nurses’ recommendations to ease the nursing faculty shortage. Published by Florida Nurses Association.
2006, Service learning in nurse practitioner practice: Collaboration with colleges of nursing to improve patient care. Presented by D. Wink and L. Holcomb at the 2006 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, in Grapevine, TX.
2006, Jump on Obesity in Youth: The JOY program. Presented by L. Holcomb at the 2006 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, in Grapevine, TX.
2006, A grounded theory study of disaster response in Honduras. Presented by L. Holcomb, J. Weiss and N. Crigger at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses 30th Annual Meeting and Conference, Cultural Competence: A Journey to improving health care for Hispanics in Orlando, FL
2006, Simulated Patient Encounter. Presented by D. Wink and L. Holcomb at the National Organiztion of Nurse Practitioner Faculty National Conference in Chicago, IL.
Refereed Articles Saenz, K and Holcomb, L. (2009, in press) Essential tools for a study abroad nursing course. Journal of Nursing Education #JNE, 2008-132
Crigger, N. and Holcomb, L. (2007). Rational prescribing, evidence-based practice and the search for the common good. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4, 120-125.
Crigger, N.J. and Holcomb, L. (2007). Practical Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive, Ethical Care in Developing Nations. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(1), 1-7.
Weiss, J.A., Holcomb, L., Crigger, N.J. (2006). Lessons learned from Hurricane Mitch: A guide for holistic practice. Holistic Nursing Practice 20(6), 282-287.
Holcomb, L.O. and Wink, D. (2007, July/August). Point Counterpoint: Is Membership in the American Nurses Association Necessary for ARNPs? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 391-392.
Honors 2009 Appointed a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Scholar
2008 Special Recognition Award from the Municipality of Puerto Cortes
2007 Diploma de Reconocimiento, Municipalidad de Puerto Cortes
2006 Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Florida Nurses Association, State of Florida
2006 Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Florida Nurses Association, District 8.
2005 AcademicKeys Who's Who in Health Sciences Education (WWHSE)
2005 Outstanding contributions and dedicated service to the Parent Empowerment Training (PET), Nap Ford Community School.
2005 Honor dedicated service to the Jump on Obesity in Youth (JOY) Program, from the Nap Ford Community School.
2003 Awarded tenure at UCF and promoted to Associate Professor.
2003 Excellence in Profession Service, University of Central Florida and College of Health and Public Affairs.
2002 Mentor, Summer Mentoring Fellowship
2001 Appreciation Award, Honduras Relief Efforts, Inc. For countless hours of healthcare to the impoverished people of Honduras.
2001 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs
2000 Mentor, Summer Mentoring Fellowship
1998 Fellow, Faculty to Faculty Mentoring Program in Community Health, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.
1997 Community Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Theta Epsilon Chapter
1995 Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Nu Chapter