Sylvia Waweru, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • Mental health in chronic illness
  • Cultural competence in healthcare
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing retention

  • PhD: University of Texas at Tyler, in Progress
  • MSN: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
  • BSN (with honors): University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006

Selected Publications
  • Martin, C. , Buckner, E.B. , Shackleford, L., et al. (2014). Challenges in nursing workforce transitions: A toolkit from STTI Region 8 Membership Ambassadors. Presented to the Region 8 STTI Conference: Excellence in Nursing: Education, Practice, & Service: Transform & Thrive in Healthcare Today. October 30-November 1, 2014, Murfreesboro, TN. [Contributor]
  • Marass, A., Waweru, S., & Buckner, E.B. (2013). Perspectives worth sharing: Camps for children with HIV. CompassPoint: Association of Camp Nursing, 23(4), 14-17.
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Graduate Courses

  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Advanced Nursing Assessment
  • Advanced Family Primary Care Nursing Practicum I & II
  • Nurse Practitioner Intensives, Eye Lab Facilitator
  • Kenya Service Abroad
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Honors and Awards
  • Alabama Academy of Science Travel Award, 2018
  • National League of Nursing Foundation Nursing Education Award, 2017
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, 2017
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Pillar of Nursing Leadership Award, 2007
  • Roy Adaptation Association National Senior Scholar Paper Award, 2007
  • Nomination for the Sigma Theta Tau Rising Star Award, 2006
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