June2014 Jukkala Angela 2Angela Jukkala, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has received a 2014 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator Award the 9th Annual UAB Health Disparities Investigator Awards for her presentation, “Measuring Patient Activation During Pregnancy.”

Jukkala’s research focuses on women’s health outcomes, including perinatal outcomes. In 2013, Jukkala and Joseph R Biggio, MD, professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine received a grant from the March of Dimes to develop a smartphone application, Perinatal Education, Activation and Communication Enhancement (PEACE-P). The app is designed to disseminate perinatal guidelines for obstetric providers to support evidence-based practice at the point of care and is available as a free download at   


UAB School of Nursing faculty receive AHI Healthcare Improvement award

NHSAThe University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Nursing and Health Systems Administration (NHSA) program has received second place in the 2014 Duncan Neuhauser Curricular Innovation Award in Healthcare Improvement from the Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI).

Assistant Professor Rebecca S. Miltner, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, Professor Pat Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, and Assistant Professor Shea Polancich, PhD, RN, submitted their work on the program’s revised Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) advanced quality and patient safety courses, “Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap in Advanced Quality and Patient Safety Courses.”


 Wilson selected to serve on international nursing panel

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SoNphDs-075Lynda L. Wilson, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor at the UAB School of Nursing and Deputy Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on International Nursing, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON) panel. 

The panel was established by Sigma Tau International (STTI) and is chaired by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Dean Emerita and Professor Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN. 


Nursing students recognized at 2014 UAB Student Excellence Ceremony

SNA Award cropA University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing student and student organization have been recognized by the university for their leadership and excellence on campus.

They were honored at the 2014 Student Excellence Awards Ceremony, held at the Alys Stephen’s Center on the UAB campus, Wed., April 23, 2014. 


Global becomes local for returned Peace Corps volunteer

Andrea Kayne CropAndrea Kayne, second semester BSN student at the UAB School of Nursing, grew up in the suburban town of Rochester Hills, Mich.  However, her dreams and aspirations were always further reaching than Rochester Hills’ city limits.

Andrea has a heart for volunteering and helping others in a global capacity. But it wasn’t until Andrea entered the Peace Corps that she realized that she wanted to turn her passion for health care into a career.