Alumna Debra Davis named to Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame

Career has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for nurses in Alabama and beyond
Debra davisThree-time University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Alumna, Debra Davis, PhD, RN, Dean of the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Nursing, has been selected as a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.

Established by the University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing’s Board of Visitors in March 2001, the Hall of Fame was created to honor nurses and others who, through their work and accomplishments, have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the state of Alabama.

Davis’s career has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for nurses. Under her leadership, the USA College of Nursing founded the first online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in Alabama. During her tenure, USA also developed one of the first Clinical Nurse Leader programs in the country. Davis is a driving force behind the move to online education, and she has demonstrated a pioneering spirit in coordinating the development and funding of online programs.

Davis earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1975, her Master of Science in Nursing in 1978 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing in 1984.
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