Pamela E.  Carver

Pamela E. Carver, MA, DNP, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor
Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Office: CHS Building 1 1569
Email: pecarver@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4132

Pam Carver is a Samford graduate who returned “home," joining the nursing faculty in 2016 after a more than 25-year career at UAB.  Pam has a zeal for mentoring and assisting students in achieving their education goals, which is why she’s thrilled to be back on Samford’s campus. “I know the love and dedication faculty give students here at Samford. The ability to be a part of that and give back is an amazing blessing."  In addition to her passion as a nursing educator, Pam has a strong desire to impact health care, particularly focusing on disease prevention and health promotion. “I believe those of us with gifts are charged to do all we can to keep our families and communities healthy… physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.” Pam is married to Reverend Michael Carver (also a Samford graduate) and they have three young adult children: Christen, Kenneth, and John. As a ministerial family, they have been serving churches within the North Alabama United Methodist Conference since 1995.

Degrees and Certifications

  • D.N.P., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Teaching Certificate for Nursing Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • A.A.S., Wallace State Community College
  • M.A. in Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.A. in Psychology, Samford University

Awards and Honors

  • Most Clinically Impactful Project, DNP Poster Presentation, UAB School of Nursing, 2016
  • Dedication Award, Protective Life Insurance Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama, 2014
  • Florence Nightingale Award, Wallace State Community College, 2006
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Health Sciences, Wallace State Community College, 2006
  • All-Alabama/USA Academic Team, Wallace State Community College, 2006 

Expertise

  • Worksite Wellness
  • Primary Care (Adult Nurse Practitioner)
  • Veterans/Active Military Students pursuing BSN education
  • Community Health/Rural Health
  • Population Health

Involvement

  • Central Alabama Association of Occupational Health Nurses, President
  • Alabama Coalition of Nursing Organizations, Secretary
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Eta Chapter, Governance Chair
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Veterans Knowledge Community
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Recent Presentations

  • Carver, P.E. (2017, April). Blood Pressure Education and Self-Monitoring at the Worksite. Abstract accepted for poster presentation. AAOHN National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Carver, P.E., & Wynn, S.D. (2017, February). Innovative Leadership: Reducing Barriers for Veteran Nursing Students. Abstract accepted for podium presentation. NASPA 2017 Symposium on Military-Connected Students, Washington, D.C.
  • Wynn, S.D., & Carver, P.E. (2016, November). The “Ah-hahs” of Transitioning Student Veterans into a BSN Program at a Faith -Based College. Poster Presentation. AACN 2016 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Anaheim, CA
  • Carver, P.E. (2015, November). Rural Health Initiative, Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL
  • Carver, P.E. (2015, October). Primary Care Scholars Initiative: Nurse Practitioners Making a Difference, Graduate Nursing Education Primary Care Scholars Summit, Birmingham, AL
  • Steele, E., & Carver, P.E. (2014, November). Latest in Caring for Your Hypertensive Patients, Alabama Optometry Association Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL
  • Carver, P.E., & Phillips, J.A. (2014, May). 20 Years of Success: What You Need to Know for Your Wellness Initiative, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conference, Dallas, TX
  • Carver, P.E. (2014, April). Worksite Wellness on a Shoestring Budget, Best Practices in Occupational Health: Central Alabama Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Birmingham, AL

Research Areas

  • Worksite Wellness, with particular emphasis on hypertension prevention and control
  • Veteran/Active Military Nursing Students