Marcia Stanhope, DSN, RN, FAAN


Honoring a Nurse Leader
Dr. Marcia K. Stanhope was named the 2012 UAB SON Distinguished Alumni award.  She is a 1981 graduate of the UABSON doctoral program with a minor in health policy and consultation. Dr. Stanhope was honored at the 2012 Alumni Night Dinner and awards ceremony to recognize her for her many accomplishments and leaderhip in Nursing.  On October 19th, 2012 Dr. Stanhope gave a lecture entitled “Evaluation of the Impacts  of a Nurse Managed Center” presenting the value of Nurse-Managed Health Centers as a holistic approach to providing comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to our communities.    

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Dr. Stanhope is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.  While at the University of Kentucky she has served as the principal investigator for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Master's Program Component and the Community Nursing Services Administration Master's Program Component funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Nursing. She was principal investigator for the Public Health Clinical Specialist Masters Program Component, funded by DHHS, Division of Nursing.  As an expert in Community Health Nursing, Stanhope has also been contributed to nurmerous national tasks forces on health care reform.

Setting the Standard
Her areas of research interest include community health and administration, nurse managed care, home health, and nurse practitioner productivity. She has presented papers at the local, national and international level, including for the American Public Health Association and the International Congress of Nurses. In addition, Dr. Stanhope is the author of Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community (8th edition), continues to be the "gold standard" text in community health nursing. This well-respected resource gives students a solid foundation in community and public health nursing concepts; interventions for individuals, families, and communities; health promotion; and the multifaceted role of the community-oriented nursing.