Annette Wright

Wright Receives HRSA Award for Diabetes Program

Annette Wright, PhD, CRNP, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing received a three year, $838,190 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) for a training grant entitled “Culturally Competent, Distance Accessible Doctorate of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Management of Diabetes (CCDNP-AMD) Program.”  This project seeks to increase the number of advanced practice primary and acute care nurses with AMD skills in one of the nation’s most underserved regions (AL, GA, MS and TN). To learn more about the Diabetes Program offered in conjunction with the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree please click here.

Dr. Wright received her PhD in Health Education/Health Promotion from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, MSN from Troy State University, and BSN Auburn University at Montgomery.  Her research interests include diabetes management, disease prevention, and family health nursing.  Dr. Wright holds appointments as a scientist in UAB's Comprehensive Diabetes Center and UAB's Diabetes Research and Training Center





The University of Alabama (UAB) School of Nursing, in partnership with UAB Hospital, will be hosting a series of activities in 2011 to highlight the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) initiative.  The kick-off featured a workshop on February 23, 2011 with QSEN national leaders, Jean Johnson, PhD, FAAN and Gail Armstrong, ND, ACNS-BC, CNE. The QSEN initiative is being led by UAB School of Nursing Associate Professor, Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, a National QSEN Consultant and Senior Nurse Scholar of the VA Quality Scholars Program, and David James, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, Advanced Nursing Coordinator for Nursing Education and Professional Development at the UAB Hospital Center for Nursing Excellence.  Other partner hospitals include: Birmingham VA Medical Center, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, and Children’s Hospital. The activities will teach participants the latest in patient safety and quality care and how to incorporate these strategies into formal education, staff development, and practice.

The QSEN activities include monthly QSEN Nursing Grand Rounds at UAB Medical Center and a QSEN Faculty Series at the UAB School of Nursing.  The Nursing Grand Rounds will take place on the third Thursday of the month from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in UAB Hospital’s West Pavilion Room E.  For more information regarding the QSEN Grand Rounds at UAB Hospital contact David James at .  The QSEN faculty series will be held in the UAB School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research.  For more information regarding the faculty series contact Lauren Antia at .

The Pink Day- Race for the Cure Kickoff

On September 26, 2011 The Rural Breast Cancer Survivors Study Team and the UAB School of Nursing Student Nursing Association sponsored "The Pink Day- Race for the Cure Kickoff" in the Learning Resource Center Lobby. Students, staff and Faculty wore pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the LRC lobby was awash in pink!

Participants received pink breast cancer ribbons, breast cancer education materials, snacks and a chance to win one of many door prizes.

Contributions to our 2011 Pink October activities raised more than $250 in donations to the North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

A special thank you goes out the to the Student Nurses Association's Megan Armstrong, Kate Ridgway, Justine Scott, Brittony Inverso, Julie McCall, and Megan Pace; School of Nursing's work study students Tiffany Pennington and Maria Chabral; Iota Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members: Deondra Scott, Veronica Smith, Brooke Robinson, Whitney Covington, Jasmine Carr, and Ashley Jones: Eddie Bratton from the LRC; "The Pink Lady & Associates" Captain Berne Irwin; and the entire RBCS Research team. Your enthusiasm and energy helped to make this event a success!