Alice Younce, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • Reducing falls in the hospital and community
  • People living with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Patient Education
  • Communicating with Deaf clients
  • End of life care

  • DNP, University of South Alabama (Adult Health Nursing, Education), 2010
  • MS, University of Alabama, Birmingham (Maternal Child Nursing), 1980
  • BS, Troy State University (Nursing), 1975

Specialized Training

  • Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Scholar at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation​

Selected Publications
  • Grady, M., Younce, A., Farmer, J.; Rudd, A., & Buckner, E., (2017) Enhancing Communication with the Deaf through Simulation Clinical Simulation in Nursing, accepted for publication- to be published in 2018
  • Younce, A. Riley, B., Sturdivant, T., Buckner, E., Johnson, P., & Kennell, K. (2016). Moving from DNR to AND: An ethical imperative. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, 87 (2) in press. [Abstract]
  • Younce, A., Hinton, D., Haynes, D., Berg, J. (2011). Patient safety: Make fall risk assessment the sixth vital sign. Nursing2011. 41 [4] p62-64

Ongoing Research Support
  • University of South Alabama. Asthma Self-Management Education Program to local middle school. The goal of this program is to enhance the knowledge and self-care abilities of middle-school aged students by having nursing students collaborate with respiratory students in providing an asthma education program to the students.


Doctoral Courses

  • Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Evidence Base Practice and Quality Improvement
  • Healthcare Policy and Finance
  • Translating Evidence into Practice
  • Organizational Leadership and Systems Change
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Honors and Awards
  • Team USA Advanced Team Based Learning
  • Team USA QEP Professional Development Fellow
  • ASNA Citation of Excellence Award
  • STTI Outstanding Member Award
  • QEP Scholarship Certificate
  • Certificate of Team-Based Learning Pedagogy