Catherine Dearman, RN, PhD
Associate Dean and Professor
Maternal Child Health Nursing
PhD, University of Mississippi
MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSN, Mississippi University for Women
Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Alabama Board of Nursing
Council on Collegiate Education for Nurses, Southern Regional Educational Board
Research and Areas of Interest:
Transitioning Traditional Classroom Teaching to Online Teaching
Efficacy of Online Courses and Online Learning;
Learning Styles of Online Students
Evaluation of Online Learning
Nurse Educator Preparation at MSN and DNP levels
Doctor of Nursing Practice Preparation
Regulation of Nursing Practice
Project Planning for DNP I
Project Planning for DNP II
Project Planning for DNP III
Critical Analysis of the Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Practice
Program Evaluation and Outcomes
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
Educational Technology for Nurse Educators
Clinical Concepts in Advanced Nursing Practice I
Nursing Education Practicum
Curriculum and Evaluation in Nursing Education
Instructional Design in Nursing
Nursing Education Seminar
Chair, College of Nursing Evaluation Committee, 2008-present
Chair, College of Nursing Tenure and Promotion Evaluation and Review Committee, 2007-Present
Member, Admissions Committee DNP Program, College of Nursing, 2006-present
Administrative Council, 2000-present
CCNE Steering Committee
Member, Ad Hoc Committee to develop CNL curriculum for College of Nursing.
Member Ad Hoc Committee to develop DNP curriculum for College of Nursing.
Member, University Wide Assessment Committee, 2008-2011
Member, General Education Assessment Committee for USA 2005- present.
Member, University of South Alabama Academic Standards Committee, 2006-present
College of Nursing, Faculty Excellence in Scholarship, December, 2009
Sigma Theta Tau Leadership Award, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services. Nurse Educator, Educational Technology and Diversity. (Funded 3 year extension 2009-2012).
Department of Health and Human Services. Post Masterís DNP/Nurse Educator Program for Advanced Practice Nurses. (Funded 2007-2010 884,112).
Department of Health and Human Services. Clinical Nurse Leader: Expert at the Point of Care. (Funded 2006-2009 $979,817.00)
Department of Health and Human Services. Nurse Educator, Educational Technology and Diversity. (Funded 3 year extension 2006-2009).
Department of Health & Human Services: Nurse Educator Educational Technology & Diversity (NEED). (Funded 2 year extension 2005-06 $445,959.00).
Department of Health & Human Services: Recruitment Decision Making for Military Nursing
Careers, (Submitted, funded, 2003) $157,274.00.
Department of Health & Human Services: Clinical Nurse Educator for the Under served South, (Submitted, funded 2001 - 2004), $899,953.