Nancy Turnham
Assistant Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner/DNP Studies

Research Interests
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in the Long-Term Care Setting
  • Falls and Concussions in the Elderly

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • University of Alabama Birmingham: December 2009
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Troy University: May 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Troy University: June 1989

Selected Publications
  • Kindall, T., Turnham, N. (2016). Quality improvement project: implementation of an evidence based treatment protocol for managing patients with diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency department. 7th annual evidence-based practice/research conference abstracts. The Ochsner Journal: Spring 2016, 16, (1), e43-e53.
  • Saathoff, A., Turnham, N. (2014). Stick it to me: the complexities of glucose monitoring, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, 12 (5), 50-53.doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000452690.96891.b0
  • Parker, H., Turnham, N. (2003). Pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome: more than just a complaint. American Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 7(9), 9-16.


Doctoral Courses

  • Advanced Nursing Diagnosis and Culturally Competent Management of Healthcare, CMN 680
  • Advanced Care Residency I, CMN 681
  • Advanced Care Residency II, CMN 682

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Advanced Family Nursing I CMN 568
  • Advanced Family Nursing I Practicum, CMN569
  • Advanced Family Nursing II CMN 572
  • Advanced Family Nursing II Practicum, CMN573
  • Advanced Family Nursing III CMN 574
  • Advanced Family Nursing III Practicum, CMN 575
  • Advanced Family Nursing IV Practicum, CMN 576
  • Advanced Family Nursing IV CMN 577

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Honors and Awards
  • Professional Awards Leadership Activities and Positions:
  • Nurse Practitioner Advocate for the state of Alabama
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) June 2017
  • Outstanding Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA), August 2014
  • “The Rock Star Award” Alabama: by Florida Pharmacy Services (FPS) for Patient Advocacy
    August 2014