Dr. Rebecca M. Thomas, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Maternal-Child Nursing

Research Interests
  • Postpartum Depression Evaluation and Management
  • Evidence-Based Practice Supporting Current Pap Smear Guidelines
  • Neonatal Group-Beta Strep Infection in Culture Negative Mothers
  • Skin-to-Skin as a Means of Thermoregulation in the Newborn
  • Graduate Student Success in Students Identifying as ESOL

  • DNP, University of South Alabama, 2015
  • MSN, University of South Alabama, 2014
  • BSN, University of West Florida, 2011

Specialized Training

  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

Completed Research Support
  • Thomas, Rebecca & Hutto, Daphne (2017). Evidence-based practice supporting current Pap smear guidelines. FACES’ 17, Montgomery, AL (Podium Presentation) & Women’s Health Update: Alabama Office of Women’s Health Conference, Birmingham, AL (Podium Presentation).
  • Thomas, R., Cheese, C., & Andrews, R. (2015). A quality improvement initiative to standardize the evaluation and management of postpartum depression in the private practice OBGYN setting. Manuscript: University of South Alabama.


Graduate Courses

  • NU 612: Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • NU 608: Evidence Based Practice & Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • NU 545: Advanced Pathophysiology

Undergraduate Courses

  • MCN 347: Nursing Care of Childbearing/Childrearing Families-Theory
  • MCN 348: Nursing Care of Childbearing/Childrearing Families-Clinical
  • NU 499: Nursing Honors I, II, & III
  • NU 101: Freshman Seminar in Nursing

Honors and Awards
  • Newborn Nursery Nurse of the Year, Baptist Hospital, 2015
  • Marilyn Lamborn Ethics and Professionalism in Nursing Award, University of West Florida, 2011