Sheila C. Whitworth DNP, RN


Research Interests
 
  • Adolescent health
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Child obesity prevention
  • Accelerated BSN curriculum and teaching strategies
  • Team-Based Learning

Education
 
  • DNP, University of South Alabama, 2010
  • MSN, University of South Alabama, 1996
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 1991

Selected Publications
 

Books Author

  • Whitworth, S. C. & McMullan T. W. (2017). Davis Essential Nursing Content & Practice Questions Maternal-Newborn (1st ed.). F. A. Davis: Philadelphia, PA.

Chapters Co-Authored

  • Dearman, C., Styron, J. L. & Whitworth, S. C. (2016). The institutional review board process. In A. Martin (Ed.), Project planning and management: A guide for Nurses and Interprofessional teams (pp. 51-69). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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Completed Research Support
 
  • Whitworth, S. C. (Project Director). (2014). Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $100,000. Funded
  • Whitworth, S. C. (Project Director). (2014). Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program Technical Assistance Round 7, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $5,000. Funded
  • Bertolla, S. B & Whitworth, S. C. (2011). Childhood Obesity – How big is the problem? University of South Alabama College of Nursing. Amount Funded $2,000 – Co-Primary Investigator
  • Whitworth, S. C. & Styron, J. (2011). An Investigator of Accelerated Curricula Models and Faculty Teaching in Accelerated Curricula Models. University of South Alabama College of Nursing. Amount Funded $2,400.00 – Primary Investigator
  • Whitworth, S. C. (Project Director). (2011). Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program Round 4, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $100,000. Funded
  • Whitworth, S. C. (Project Director). (2011). Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship Program Technical Assistance Round 4, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $5,200. Funded
  • Davis, D. (Project Director) & Whitworth, S. C. (Co-Project Director). (2010). Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program Round 3. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $100,000. Funded
  • Whitworth. S. C. (Project Director). (2010). Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship Program Technical Assistance Round 3. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $5,200. Funded

Teaching
 

Doctoral Courses

  • NU 607 Critical Analysis of Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 608 Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • NU 610 Strategic Resource Management in Healthcare
  • NU 615 Program Evaluation and Improvement of Clinical Outcomes
  • NU 616 Data Management and Decision Making in Complex Healthcare Systems
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Honors and Awards
 
  • Best paper presentation award for “Directing a Quality Enhancement Plan”. Styron, R. A., Styron, J. L, & Whitworth, S. C. (2015). Education and Information Systems, Technologies and applications conference, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), Orlando, Florida (2015).
  • QEP Pedagogical Scholar, University of South Alabama Quality enhancement Plan, April 29, 2016.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service and contribution to the 2014-2015, Interprofessional Fellow Initiatives, University of South Alabama. May, 2016
  • Peer reviewer International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), 2015 - Present
  • University of South Alabama Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service and contribution to the 2014-2015 Interprofessional Fellow Initiatives. May, 2015
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