Lisa E. Gurley
Associate Professor
Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Office: 1529 CHS Building 1
Email: legurley@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2060
Lisa Gurley is a Samford University alumnus who has experience in surgical intensive care, perioperative and adult medical-surgical nursing. She served as an instructor at Ida Moffett School of Nursing from 2003–05, assistant professor and coordinator of the accelerated second degree program from 2010-2019 and currently serves as associate professor in the nursing administration option of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., nursing education and administration, William Carey University
  • M.S.N., nurse educator, Samford University
  • B.S.N., Samford University
  • A.A.S., nursing, Jefferson State Community College
  • Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
  • Certified Online Instructor, Maryland Online

Expertise

  • Practice: adult medical-surgical, perioperative nursing
  • Academic: nursing education and online education
  • Scholarship/Research: recruitment and retention of nurses

Awards and Honors

  • Winning poster in the category of Program Evaluation of Accelerated Programs, "A Holistic Approach to Facilitating Professional Socialization of Accelerated Second Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Students," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Grant Round 7, project director and co-writer of grant application, awarded $50,000 scholarship funds for Accelerated Second Degree Program, 2014-15
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Grant Round 6, co-writer of grant application, awarded $50,000 scholarship funds for Accelerated Second Degree Program, 2013-14

Research

  • Educators' preparation to teach, perceived teaching presence and perceived teaching prescence behaviors in blended and online learning environments
  • Best Practices in Online Education

Involvement

  • Alabama State Nurses Association, District 3, member (1996-present), board member (2001–2002), delegate to state convention (2001, 2002)
  • American Nurses Association, member (1996-present)
  • Alabama League for Nurses, member (2012-present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, member (2001-present)
  • Gamma Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, president (2011–2014), electronic delegate (2011-present), vice-president (2004-2006), delegate to national convention (2003, 2019), secretary (2017-present)
  • EasterSeals Community Health Clinic, Pell City, AL, volunteer registered nurse (2019-present)

Publications:

  • Gurley, L.E. (2018). Educators’ preparation to teach, perceived teaching presence, and perceived teaching presence behaviors in blended and online learning environments. Online Learning Journal, 22(2), 197-220. doi:10.24059/olj.v22i2.1255

Presentations:

  • Gurley, L. E., Roberson, J., York, A., & Childress, J. (March 2019). An interprofessional team approach to using standardized patient simulation to facilitate person-centered quality healthcare in home hospice care setting. Poster presentation, National Academies of Practice 2019 Annual Meeting, Pentagon City, VA.
  • Gurley, L. E. (October 24, 2018). Teaching Presence in blended and online learning environments. Podium presentation, Samford Online Professional Development, Samford University.
  • Buckner, E., & Gurley, L. E. (2018). Connect to collaborate: Describing IPEC competencies before and after interprofessional education. Podium presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Region 8 Conference, Mobile, AL
  • York, A., Gurley, L., & Childress, J. (2018). Using standardized patient simulation to facilitate concept-based learning in hospice care settings. Podium presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Region 8 Conference, Mobile, AL.
  • Eisenberg, M., & Gurley, L. (2018). The nurse’s role in caring for individuals and families affected by opioid addiction. Podium presentation, Elizabeth A. Morris Clinical Education Session – FACES ’18, Alabama State Nurses Association, Montgomery, AL.
  • Gurley, L., Holthaus, A. (2017). Transitioning to a concept-focused approach to nursing education. Workshop for Jefferson State Community College Nursing Faculty, Birmingham, AL.