James Harris

James L. HarrisDr. James L. Harris
Community/Mental Health Nursing


Doctor of Philosophy: Community Mental Health Nursing/Nursing Consultation
University of Alabama at Birmingham; June 1989

Master of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham; August 1982

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama; March 1979

Master of Business Administration
University of New Orleans; December 1997

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Nurse Leader Roles and Competencies I & II, NU 535 & NU 536
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I & II, NU 537 & NU 538
  • Critical Analysis of the Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Practice Nursing, NU 607
  • EBP & Quality Implications in Healthcare Settings, NU 608
  • Strategic Resource in Healthcare, NU 610
  • Organizational & Systems Leadership, NU 613
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement of Clinical Outcomes, NU 615

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMH-CNS),
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNL)
  • The Commission on Nurse Certification
  • American Academy of Nursing, Fellow
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Practice Reviewer
  • Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business, Beta Gamma Sigma

Research and Areas of Interest

  • Psychiatric Nursing Interventions with Young Adult Chronic Schizophrenics
  • Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing Education Utilizing Simulation Experiences
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Outcomes
  • Quality and Safety Interprofessional Interventions and Value-Based Outcomes
  • Nursing Administration
  • Finance and Economic Forecasting
  • Healthcare Consultation