Lisa E. Gurley

Lisa E. Gurley, Ph.D., RN, CNE, COI

Assistant Professor, Coordinator Accelerated Second Degree Program
Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Office: CHS Building 1 1506
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 and currently serves as the coordinator of the accelerated second degree program and assistant professor.  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
  • Presentations: Asthma Management, Prevention, and Education Update for Nurses; Facilitating Professional Role Socialization of the Adult Learner in Nursing Education and Practice; A Holistic Approach to Facilitating Professional Socialization of Accelerated Second Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Students
  • Publication: Ideal and Perceived Satisfaction of Patient Care Providers

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)
  • American Association of Perioperative Nurses, member
  • American Association of Perioperative Nurses Journal, peer reviewer (2012-2014)
  • Alabama League for Nurses, member director (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)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Grant Round 6, cowriter of grant application for 2013-2014. Accelerated Second Degree Program was awarded $50,000 scholarship for 2013-2014 through the grant listed above
  • Preceptor for master’s level nurse educator students
  • Peer editor for dosage calculation nursing textbook: Boyer’s math for nurses (8th ed.). Lipincott Williams & Wilkins (2010)--reviewed practice dosage calculation problems and answer keys for accuracy in 13 chapters
  • CampUs volunteer
  • Quality Improvement committee (2012-present), Undergraduate Council (2010-present), Academic Affairs committee (2010-12), Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
  • American Council on Education [ACE] Internationalization Laboratory Leadership Team, Samford University (2012–2014)
  • Samford University Faculty Mentoring Program (2012-2013; 2013-2014)