Loretta Jones, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
 
  • Improving cardiovascular health in women belonging to health disparity groups
  • Increasing physical activity and healthy nutrition, meal planning, and meal preparation interventions for health disparity groups.
  • Health-related quality of life of women after experiencing a myocardial infarction.
  • Retention of nursing students from diverse populations.
  • Recruiting minority populations for research studies.

Education
 
  • PhD in Nursing Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014
  • Post-Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Mobile, 1999
  • MSN Adult Health Nursing, University of Mobile, 1998
  • BSN, University of Mobile, 1988

Selected Publications
 
  • Dearmon, V., Graves, R. J., Hayden, S., Mulekar, M. S., Lawrence, S., Jones, L., Smith, K. K., & Farmer, J. E. (2013). The effectiveness of a simulation-based orientation on knowledge acquisition, anxiety, and self-confidence in baccalaureate nursing students preparing for the first clinical experience. Journal of Nursing Education, 52, 29-38. doi:10.3928/01484834-20121212-02

Ongoing Research Support
 
  • UAB Minority Health Disparities Research Center-Health Disparities Research Training Program 2017-2018
    The goals of this program are to:

1. Develop independent researchers in health disparities research through individualized mentored
training.
2. Provide instruction in scientific research methodology and design.
3. Provide training on the topic of health disparities and innovative approaches to reduce them.
4. Teach scientific writing and grant preparation skills to produce a grant submission to an external
agency.

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Teaching
 

Doctoral Courses

  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • Organizational Systems Analysis, Leadership and Change
  • Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Healthcare Policy and Finance
  • Advanced Nursing Assessment
  • Physio-Pathological Bases of Advanced Nursing
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
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Honors and Awards
 
  • Recipient of the Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship for Advanced education 1996
  • Recipient of the Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship for Advanced education 1997
  • Theme Recognition Award, Mobile County Nursing Society 1996
  • Theme Recognition Award, Mobile County Nursing Society 1997
  • Recipient of the Alabama Board of Nursing Nurse Educators Scholarship 2007
  • Recipient of the Alabama Board of Nursing Nurse Educators Scholarship 2008
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) Grant, UAB School of Nursing 2009
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) Grant, UAB School of Nursing 2010
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) Grant, UAB School of Nursing 2012