Kristina S. Miller, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE

Kristina S. Miller, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE

Associate Professor and Chair
Maternal Child Health Nursing


  • DNP, Samford University, (Advanced Practice Nursing with Nursing Education Specialty), 2015
  • MSN, University of South Alabama (Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Education), 2010
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 2007

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Board Certified (ANCC) Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Nurse Educator (NLN)
  • Certified Pediatric Chemotherapy RN and Biotherapy Provider (APHON)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Gamma Chapter
  • Alabama Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Nursing Discipline

Research Interests

  • Incorporation of evidence-based practice through the role of the bedside nurse
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, concentrating in new diagnosis education
  • Nursing education, specifically incivility and innovative teaching approaches
  • Caregiver bonding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Asthma Education

Completed Research Support

  • University of South Alabama Faculty Development Council Grant
    School-based Interprofessional Asthma Self-Management Program for Middle School Students
    The goal of this study was to determine the feasibility of a school based asthma education program for middle school students who suffer from asthma, as well as its potential impact for interprofessional education

    Role: Co-Investigator

  • Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Gamma Chapter Research Grant
    1/2015 – 4/2015
    Standardizing Pediatric Oncology Education: A Pilot Program for Caregivers of Newly Diagnosed Oncology Patients
    The goal of this study was to develop a standardized education program for the caregivers of newly diagnosed pediatric oncology patients and then determine its effectiveness

    Role: PI

Selected Publications

  • Buckner, E., Copeland, D., Miller, K., & Optholt, T. (2018). School-Based Interprofessional Asthma Self-Management Education Program for Middle School Students: A Feasibility Trial. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research Education, and Action. In press

  • Rodgers, C., Bertini, B., Conway, M., Crosty, A., Filice, A., Herring, R., Isbell, J., Lown, E., Miller, K., …& Lander, W. (2018). A Standardized Education Checklist for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. In press

  • Buckner, E., Optholt, T., Miller, K., & Copeland, D. (2016). Addressing health disparities in Asthma for middle school students in a medically underserved area in Mobile County [Abstract]. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 87, 40.

  • Moore, B., Styron, J., & Miller, K. (2015). Modeling evidence-based application: Using team based learning to increase higher order thinking in nursing research. Journal on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, 13, 83-88.

  • McGuinness, T., & Schneider, K. (2007). Poverty, child maltreatment, and foster care. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 13, 296-303.

  • Schneider, K., & McGuinness, T. (2007). Adolescents adopted from the Former Soviet Union: A study of problem behaviors [Abstract]. The Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 78, 138-139.


Doctoral Courses

  • Translating Evidence into Practice Systems

Graduate Courses

  • Nursing Education Sub-specialty Courses (Track Coordinator)
  • Instructional Design and Technology for Nurse Educators
  • Curriculum and Outcomes Evaluation for Nurse Educators
  • Current Topics in Nursing Education
  • Nursing Education Synthesis Practicum
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems

Undergraduate Courses

  • Nursing Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Families
  • Nursing Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Families Clinical
  • Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • Nursing Practicum

Honors and Awards

  • Lizzie Whetsell Award Podium Paper for the RAA’s 2016 International Conference and Workshops, Boston, MA, June 2016
  • University of South Alabama QEP Pedagogical Scholar, April 2016
    19th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics Session’s Best Paper Award, Orlando, FL, July 2015
  • Samford University First Place DNP Poster Presentation, May 2015
  • University of South Alabama QEP Professional Development Fellow and Scholarship Award, 2015
  • University of South Alabama College of Nursing Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, May 2007
  • Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding Nursing Student Performance Award, May 2007