Biography

Dr. Shirley Countryman Gordon's research areas of interest include caring for persons experiencing conditions involving stigma and chronicity and the development of caring theories to guide nursing practice. She has published her work in multiple national and international nursing journals and has received funding to support her research and service efforts in the areas of persistent head lice, disability, delegation and school nursing.

Founded in 1996, Dr. Gordon directs the Head Lice Treatment and Prevention Project. She maintains an active telehealth and consultant practice related to the project.

Dr. Gordon is co-director of the Florida School Nurse Research Initiative, which focuses on engaging school nurses in research and evidenced-based practice. 

Dr. Gordon is actively engaged in professional organizations and serves as President-Elect of the International Association of Human Caring and the National Board for the Certification of School Nurses.

Dr. Gordon has strong ties to South Florida.  She is a graduate of North Grade Elementary, Lake Worth Jr. High and Lake Worth High schools. She enjoys reading, walking on the beach and being an active member in her community.

Teaching

  • Research & Theory
  • Caring
  • Ethics
  • Stigma & Chronicity
  • Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 

Grants Awarded

Funded Grants

 

  • School Nurse Orientation.  Proposal to and funded by Miami Children’s Trust, $24,000, July 2015, Co PI.  Funded
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program Masters of Science Nursing: 2015-2016: Doctorate of Nursing Practice.Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $7,000 PI.  Funded
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program Masters of Science Nursing: 2014-2015: Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $7,000 PI.  Funded
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program: 2013-2014: Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $12, 000,PI.  Funded
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program Masters of Science Nursing: 2013-2014: Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $7,000, PI.  Funded
  • Preparation for National School Nurse Certification. 2013. Proposal to and funded by: The Children’s Trust Miami Dade County. $10,502, Co-PI                                             
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program: 2012-2013: Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $12,000, PI.  Funded
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program Masters of Science Nursing: 2012-2013: Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $7,000, PI.  Funded
  • Answering the Call to Enhance Writing Skills for Nursing Students with English as a Second Language: Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Grant: Florida Atlantic University. 2010- 2012.  $2,000, PI.  Funded.
  • Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program: Proposal to and funded by the Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. $14,000, PI.  Funded, 2011-2012
  • $2,500 National Association of School Nurses
    In support of a study entitled: Refinement of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Assessment Tool, 2009-2010
  • $6,190 Escambia County Initiative for Improving the Health of Community Through an expanded and Enhanced School Health Program Evaluation.
    Funded by Escambia Health Department, 2009
  • $3,500 Christine E. Lynn Center for Caring
    In support of a study entitled: Construction of an Index to Measure Caregiver Strain Associated with Caring for Children with Persistent Head Lice, 2006-2007
  • $3,500 Christine E. Lynn Center for Caring
    In support of a study entitled: Delegation in School Nurse Settings: Lived Expressions of Caring, 2006-2007
  • $6,190 Escambia County Initiative for Improving the Health of Community Through an expanded and Enhanced School Health Program Assessment.
    Funded by Escambia Health Department, 2006
  • $6,190 Escambia County Initiative for Improving the Health of Community Through an expanded and Enhanced School Health Program Evaluation Plan
    Funded by Escambia Health Department, 2006
  • $54,000 A Controlled Dose Ranging Study of the Safety and Efficacy of the Three Different Contact Applications of Formulation S77-049 in the Treatment of Head Lice
    Funded by Schering-Plough Health Care Products, 2004
  • $1,000 Establishing School Nurse Research Priorities: A Delphia Study (with Dr. Charlotte Barry) Funded by the Everglades Area Health Education Council through the Florida Association of School Nurses, 2002-2003
  • $2,359 Families Experiencing Persistent Head Lice Funded by the National Association of School Nurses, 2002
  • $500 Principals Attitudes Toward Standardization of Head Lice Policies Funded by Sigma Theta Tau Iota Xi Chapter, 2002
  • $6,000 Disability Document (with Dr. Susan Borglund). Funded by Stand Among Friends, 2000

Funded Internal Grants

  • $12,000 Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program: Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. 2012-2013
  • $7,000 Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program Master's of Nursing Science: Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. 2012-2013
  • $2,000 Answering the Call to Enhance Writing Skills for Nursing Students with English as a Second Language: Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Grant: Florida Atlantic University. 2010- 2012.
  • $14,000 Graduate Recruitment Grant and Fellowship Program: Proposal to and funded by Graduate College, Florida Atlantic University. 2011-2012.

Recent Publications

Books
  • Barry, C. D., Gordon, S. C. & King, B. M. (2015) Case Studies of Caring Across the Practice Spectrum. New York: Springer.
  • Gordon, S.C. & Gullett, D, (Eds.). (2015). Instructors Manual for Nursing Theories and Nursing   Practice. 4th Edition Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. [anticipated online publication 2014]
  • Gordon, S.C. (2010). Instructors Manual for Nursing
  • Theories and Nursing Practice. 3rd Edition Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Gordon, S.C. & Cumbie, S. (2006). Instructors Manual for Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Gordon, S.C., Jester, R. and Parker, S. (2000). Instructors Manual for Nursing Theories in Practice. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Chapters in Books

  • Gordon, S. C. (2015) Twentieth-Century Nursing: Ernestine Wiedenbach, Virginia Henderson, and Lydia Hall’s Contributions to Nursing Theory and Their Use in Practice In Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice, 4th ed. M. Parker (Ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. (submitted March, 2013)
  • Gordon, S.C.  (2011). Contributing Expert Author: Pediculosis in Chapter 6. Pg.36-43. Dunphy, L. & Winland-Brown, J. Eds.  Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced  Practice Nursing. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. 
  • Gordon, S.C. (2011). Contributing Expert Author: Pediculosis in Chapter 6. Pg. 36-43. Dunphy, L. & Winland-Brown, J. Eds. Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis
  • Gordon, S.C., with Touhy, T.A., Gesse, T, Dombro, M. & Birnbach, N. (2010).Wiedenbach, Henderson, and Hall's Theories and Their Applications. In Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice, 3rd ed. M. Parker (Ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Barry, C. & Gordon, S. C. (2009). Coming to know a community: Going to the mountain. In A Contemporary Nursing Process: The (Un) Bearable Weight of Knowing Persons. R. Locsin & M. Purnell (Eds.) NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Barry, C. & Gordon, S. (2006). Theories and Models of School Nursing. In Comprehensive Textbook of School Nursing. J. Selekman (Ed.). Scarborough, ME: National Association of School Nursing.
  • Gesse, T., Dombro, M., Gordon, S. & Rittman, M. (2006). Wiedenbach, Henderson, and Orlando's theories and their applications. In Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice, 2nd ed. M. Parker (Ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2001). Head Lice and Scabies, 2 sections Chapter 9 Dermatology in Dunphy, L. & Winland-Brown, J. Eds. Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing . Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2001). Virginia Avenel Henderson. In Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice. M.E. Parker (Ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Book Reviews & Forwards

  • Gordon, S.C. (2009). Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing, 2nd Edition by Jean Watson. International Journal for Human Caring, 13(3).
  • Gordon, S.C. (2009) Forward in Shepherd, K. Lice Advice: The Shepherd Method of Strand by Strand Nit Removal, Star Group International, West Palm Beach , FL.

Journal Refereed Works *indicates data based

International Journal Articles

  • *Gordon, S.C., Barry, C.D., Dunn, D.J. & King, B. (2011). Clarifying a vision for health literacy: A holistic school-based community approach. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25 (3), 120-126. Published. Blind Peer Review.
  • * Gordon, S.C. (in review). Families experiencing persistent head lice: A descriptive study. Journal of Nursing, Allied Health and Health Education, (submitted for review July 26, 2009).
  • * Blum, C.A. & Gordon, S.C. (2009). Caring behaviors of Nurse preceptors: BSN student perceptions. International Journal for Human Caring, 13(3).
  • *Gordon, S.C. & Barry, C.D. (2008) Delegation as a lived expression of caring. International Journal of Human Caring, 12 (3), 91. Published. Blind Peer Review.
  • *Gordon, S.C. (2007) Shared vulnerability: A theory of caring for children with persistent head lice. Journal of School Nursing, 23 (5), 283-292. Published. Blind Peer Review.
  • * Gordon, S.C. (2007). Suffering in Silence: Managing the Fear Trajectory of Genital Herpes. International Journal of Human Caring, 11(2), 40-46.
  • Barry, C.D., Gordon S.C. & Lange, B. (2007). The Usefulness of the Community Nursing Model in School Based Community Wellness Centers: Voices from the U.S. and Africa. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal. 21(3), 174-184.
  • Barry, C. D. and Gordon, S.C. (2005). Caring for students in school using a Community Nursing Model. International Journal for Human Caring. 9(3), 38-42.
  • *Gordon, S. C. (1997). Using Visual Descriptions to Explore Nursing Values Over Time. International Journal for Human Caring, 1(2), 16-21.

National Journal Articles

  • *Gordon, S.C., Blum, C.A., Parcell, D.A. (in review) The Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Assessment Tool: Measures of Reliability. Journal of Nursing Measurement. Blind Peer Review.
  • *Gordon, S.C. Blum, C.A. & Parcells, D.A. (2010). Psychometric testing of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Tool. Journal of School Nursing, 26(6), 461-472. Blind Peer Review.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2010) What's your assessment? Dermatology Nursing, 22(4). 18-20.
  • * Gordon, S.C. & Barry, C.D. (2009). Delegation in Florida school nurse practice settings: Lived expressions of caring. Journal of School Nursing, [accepted for publication October 2009].
  • Gordon, S.C. (2008). Bell's palsy in children: Role of the school nurse in early recognition and referral. Journal of School Nursing, 24(6), 398-406.
  • * Gordon, S.C. (2007). Shared Vulnerability: A Theory of Caring for Children with Persistent Head Lice. Journal of School Nurses, 23(5), 283-292.
  • * Gordon, S.C. & Barry, C.D. (2006) Development of a school nursing agenda: A Delphi Study. Journal of School Nursing, 22(2), 114-119.
  • Gordon, S.C. and Borglund, S. (2000). When Your Patient is Enrolled in a Research Study. Home Health Care Nurse, 18(10), 660-665.
  • Gordon, S.C. (1999). Factors Related to the Overuse of Chemical Pesticides in Children Experiencing Persistent Head Lice. Journal of School Nursing, 15(5), 6-10.
  • Parker, M.E., Gordon, S.C. and Brannon, P. (1992). Involving Nurses in Research: A Non-Traditional Approach. Journal of Nursing Administration, 22(4), 58-63.

Non-Refereed Works

  • Lowery, L. & Gordon S. C. (2016). Don’t Bug Out about Head Lice. Pediatrics for Parents, 32, 11&12.
  • Gordon, S. C. (2015). Knowing. (2015) Case Studies of Caring Across the Practice Spectrum. New York: Springer.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2009) Forward in Shepherd, K. Lice Advice: The Shepherd Method of Strand by Strand Nit Removal, Star Group International, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2001). Battleground. Cited in Moddy, L., Beckie, T. & Web, M. Chapter 11, pp. 477. Dunphy, L. & Winland-Brown, J. Eds. Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Gordon, S.C. (1998). Low Income Women with Genital Herpes: Recognizing and Managing Their Fear Trajectory. Dissertation Abstracts International. (University Microfilms No. AAG9919569).
  • Gordon, S.C. (1994). Battleground. Nightingale Songs, 3(1), 1.
  • Gordon, S.C. (1987). Standard of Care: Linking Research and Practice. The Florida Nurse, 35(4), 6. (Invited Article)

PEER-REVIEWED (data-based*) 

  • *Ladd, S. C. & Gordon, S.C. (2017). End of Life in a Haitian American, Faith-Based Community: Caring for Family and Communal Unity. Journal of Christian Nursing.            34(1):E8-E18, January/March 2017.  DOI:10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000351
  • King, B.M., Gordon, S.C., Barry, C. D., Goodman, R., Jannone, L.T., Foley, M., Resha, C. & Hendershot, C. (2017).  Town & Gown: Building Successful University-Community Partnerships. FASN School Nurse,  DOI: 10.1177/1942602X16681819
  • *Grumme, V. S. & Gordon, S. C. (2016).Social Media Use by Transplant Recipients for Support and Healing. Computers, Informatics, Nursing (Feature Article), Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000276.
  • *Grumme, V. S. & Gordon, S. C. (2016).Social Media Use by Transplant Recipients for Support and Healing. Computers, Informatics, Nursing (Feature Article), 34(Autumn Highlights), TC228-TC235.
  • *King, B. M.; Barry, C. D. & Gordon, S. C. (2015). The lived experience of teaching and learning from nursing situations: A phenomenological study. International  Association for Human Caring, 19(4), 66 to 72.
  • *Jacomino, M., Bamdas, J.A., Keller, K., Hamlin, E., Hawkins, M. Gordon, S. Ouslander, J.G. (2015). An innovative interprofessional education program for university medical, nursing, and social work students learning in teams during sessions and visits with geriatric mentors, Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 1(3-4). 100-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.xjep.2015.10.003
  • *Barry, C. D., Gordon, S.C. & King, B. (2013). Nursing situations: Teaching, learning and Living caring in nursing. International Journal for Human Caring, 17(3), 50-51. [Published Conference Abstract]
  • Gordon, S.C.,Barry, C.D., Dunn, D.J. & King, B. (2011). Clarifying a vision for health literacy: A holistic school-based community approach. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(3) May-June.  

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  • Lowery, L. & Gordon S. C. (2016). Don’t Bug Out about Head Lice. Pediatrics for Parents, 32, 11&12.
  • Gordon, S. C. (2015).Knowing. (2015) Case Studies of Caring Across the Practice Spectrum. New York: Springer.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND OTHER SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

(data-based*)

International

  • Wallin, C.F., Barry, Charlotte D. & Gordon, S.C. (2016). Barriers to Mosquito Net Use in an Underserved Vulnerable Population in Uganda Africa. Sigma Theta Tau International's 27th International Nursing Research Congress (Poster). Cape Town, South Africa. July 21-25, 2016.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2015). Treatment guidelines – similarities and differences across the Western World: USA Guidelines. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Liceworld European conference, Copenhagen, Demark.
  • *King, B,; Barry, C.D. & Gordon, S. (February, 2015) The Lived Experience of  Teaching/Learning Nursing from Nursing Situations: A Phenomenological Study," A poster presenter at the 29 Annual Conference of the Southern Nurses Research Society, Tampa, Florida.
  • *King, B. M.; Barry, C. D. & Gordon, S. C. (2014). The Lived Experience of Teaching and Learning From Nursing Situations. A paper presented at the 35th International Association for Human Caring Research Conference, Kyoto. Japan, May 2014.
  • *Grumme, V. & Gordon, S. (2014, May). Social media use by transplant recipients for support and healing. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Human Caring, Kyoto, Japan.
  • *Barry, C., Gordon, S., & King, B. (May 30, 2013). Nursing Situations: Teaching, Learning and  Living Caring in Nursing.  34th International Association for Human Caring Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Gordon, S. C., & Blum, C. A. (2013, July).  Reliability estimates of a tool to assess facial muscle weakness in children and determine referral urgency in United States school settings. 17th Biennial School Nurses International Conference     2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Research. [Refereed abstract]
  • *Barry, C.D,. Gordon, S.C. & King, B. (2013). Nursing Situations: Teaching, Learning and Living Caring in Nursing. 34nd International Association for Human Caring Conference: Magic, Mystery and Miracles – Embracing the Difference Caring Makes in Nursing Practice, Education and Research. May 29 – June 1, 2013, Orlando, FL. [Refereed abstract]
  • *Barry, C.D., Chewey, L., Gordon, S. & Jannone, L. (2013, June). Educating school nurses for  leadership in shaping health policy. Paper presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • *Gordon, S.C & Barry, C.D. (2012). Delegation Guided By School Nursing Values: Comprehensive Knowledge, Trust and Empowerment. International School Nurse Online Journal Club. April 2 & 20, 2012. Webcast (Invited -databased)
  • * Gordon, S.C (2011). Caregiver response to stigma and head lice related itching in the United States. Bi-annual School Nurse International Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. (Peer Reviewed). July 26, 2011. [Podium Research Presentation. Refereed abstract]
  • * Gordon, S.C. (2011). Caregiver response to stigma and head lice related itching in the United States. 32nd Annual International Association of Human Caring Conference: The Intersection of Caring and Quality: Nursing Practice, Education and Research. (Peer Reviewed). June 3, 2011. [Podium Research Presentation. Refereed abstract]

National

  • Gordon, S. C. (2016, July). Understanding the impact of disgust on parental responses to head  lice infestations. Paper presented at the annual of Lice Clinics of America meeting. Park City, UT (Invited Speaker).
  • Gordon, S. C., Barry, C. D., King, B. M., Jannone, L., Resha, C., Foley, M., & Hendershot, C. (2016, July). Linking community-based professional school nurses with academia:  A novel approach to leadership in practice, research and policy development. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association School Nurses, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Gordon, S. C. (2016, July). Linking the role of disgust and head lice responses. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association School Nurses, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Gordon, S. C.  (2016, July). Head lice treatment: Heading off an Ancient Adversary. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association School Nurses, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Gordon, S.C., King, B.M. & Barry, C.D. (2016). An organic, evidenced-based, transformative  model of teaching/learning nursing. Poster presented at the meeting of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and National League for Nursing (NLN) Nursing Education Research Conference 2016: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice, Washington, DC. April 7-9, 2016. 
  • Gordon, S.C., Catchings, S. & Clark, J. M. (2015, May).  Educating ourselves about head lice in the school setting. Paper presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2015, May). What Every School Nurse Should Know About the Ethical Use of Social Media. Paper presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual   Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gordon, S.C, Barry, C.D., Jannone, L.T. M. Foley, & Resha, C.A. (2015, May).  Teaching the Complexity of School Nursing Using Stories from Practice. Paper presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Grumme, V. & Gordon, S.C.  (2015, February). Advancing nursing knowledge: The importance of publishing qualitative pilot studies. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, Florida.
  • *Goodman, R., Barry, C.D., Gordon, S.C. & King, B. (2014, June).  Teaching/Learning health care policy: A creative curricular approach. Poster presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • *Gordon, S. C., & Blum, C. A. (2014). Reliability Estimates for the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Assessment. Poster presentation at the 28th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, San Antonio, Texas. [Research]
  • *Barry, C.D., Chewey, L., Gordon, S. & Jannone, L. (2013, June). Educating school nurses for leadership in shaping health policy. Paper presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. (peer reviewed).
  • *Gordon, S.C. & Pontius, D. (2013). Lice Lessons: Go to the Head of the Class. National Association of School Nurses 45th Annual Conference: Advocacy, Access and Achievement: Leading the Way, June 24, 2013. Orlando, FL. [Research: Invited]
  • *Gordon, S.C. & Blum, C. (2013).  Evidence based assessment of facial muscle weakness in children.  National Association of School Nurses 45th Annual Conference: Advocacy, Access and Achievement: Leading the Way, June 27, 2013. Orlando, FL. [Research: Refereed abstract]
  • *Barry, C., Chewey, L. Gordon, S. & Jannone, L. (2013). Educating School Nurses for Leadership in sharing Health Policy. National Association of School Nurses 45th Annual Conference: Advocacy, Access and Achievement: Leading the Way, June 27-30, 2013. Orlando, FL. [Refereed abstract]
  • Gordon, S.C. and Pontius, D. (2012). Back to School on Head Lice: Practical Strategies for Managing Infestations (4 Live webcasts: October 2, 4, 9, 11) Sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur Pharmaceutical Company and the National Association of School Nurses. [Invited]
  • Gordon, S.C. (2012). Overview of Head Lice Research: Meeting with Sanofi-Pasteur Scientific Advisors. Sanofi-Pasteur Annual Meeting. July 9, 2012. Phoenix, Arizona [Invited]
  • *Barry, C.D., Gordon, S.C., Foley, M., Jannone, L., & Maughan, E. (2012).  How School Nurse Educators and School Nurses Can Collaborate: A Panel Discussion of Successful Projects. National Association of School Nurses 44nd Annual Conference: Advocacy, Access and Achievement: Making the Connection, June 24, 2012. San Francisco, CA. [Panel Discussion. Refereed abstract]

State and Local

  • Gordon, S.C. (2017).  Caring for Students Who Frequently Visit the School Health Room. Paper presented at  the Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) 21st Annual        Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 28, 2017.
  • Gordon, S.C. (2016). Professional School Nursing Practice: NASN Certification. Paper presented at Children’s Trust Miami Dade County, The Professional Practice of School Nursing, Miami, FL. February 16, 2016.
  • * Gordon, S. C. & Shepherd, K. (2010). Study of three leading combs: A Secondary Data Analysis. Poster presented at Florida Nurses Association: Membership Assembly, Orlando, FL. September24-25, 2010.  [Research. Refereed abstract].

OTHER CREATIVE ACTIVITY

  • Treating Head Lice. (2013).Television Segment for Exploration Health TV. Information Television Network. Aired on the BBC TV January – March, 2013.
  • Head Lice Screening Instructions (2013). Research based technique and instruction sheet for head lice screening. Step by step instructions for parents, teachers or school nurses.  Technique for self-screening or for screening others for head lice. Disseminated through the Head Lice Treatment and Prevention Initiative.
  • Head Lice Disaster Shelter Policy (2011) Policy developed in collaboration with the Martin County American Red Cross to manage and control the transmission of head lice in Disaster Shelters.
  • Managing Head Lice While Sheltering Children in Place Policy (2011) Policy developed in collaboration with school nurses to manage and control the transmission of head lice while sheltering children in place following the Fukushima nuclear reactor accident in Japan.

 

SELECTED EXPERT PANELS

  • 2015 - Invitational International Meeting. USA Representative, Expert panel and discussion: International Consensus in Head Lice Treatment Guidelines.  2nd Annual European LiceWorld Conference, Copenhagen, Demark.
  • 2015 - Invitational International Meeting.  Expert panel Discussion Measuring Quality of Life for children and families experiencing head lice. New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • 2014 - Invitational National Meeting.  Expert panel Discussion of the impact of head lice on children, families and school.  National scientific meeting Sanofi Pasteur, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 2014 - The Need for Development of International Head Lice Treatment Guidelines. International Phthiraptera Society, Park City, Utah.
  • 2013 - Invitational National Meeting. Expert panel discussion of school nurse educational needs related to the management of head lice in schools. National scientific meeting Sanofi Pasteur, Orlando, Florida.
  • 2012 - Invitational National Meeting. How School Nurse Educators and School Nurses Can Collaborate: A Panel Discussion of Successful Projects. Presented at the National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference. San Francisco, California.
  • 2012 - The Impact of Head Lice on Families: Panel Discussion. Sanofi-Pasteur Annual Scientific Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona [Panel Discussion. Invited]
  • 2011 - Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing. 2nd Ed. Expert Review of Pediculosis and Scabies  in Chapter 6. Pg.36-43. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. 

 

Honors/Awards

  • 2016 - Daisy Award Nominee, Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing 
  • 2015 - Presidential Leadership Award Nominee, In recognition of extraordinary service to Florida Atlantic University
  • 2015 - Daisy Award Nominee, Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing 
  • 2013 - National Association of School Nurses Exceptional Affiliate President Profile, In recognition of service to the Florida and National Nurses Associations
  • 2013 - Great 100 Nurses, Nurse Researcher, Recognized by the Florida Nurses Association for outstanding contributions to nursing research                
  • 2011 - Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2011 - 2nd place research poster award, Florida School Nurses Association, "Reliability Estimates of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Tool"
  • 2010 - 2nd place research poster award, Florida School Nurses Association, "The Escambia County Expanded School Health Program: Demonstrating A Positive Impact on Health Equity and Well Being in Florida"
  • 2009 - The Great 100 Nurses Florida Nurses Association, The Great 100 Nurses Centennial Celebration
  • 2009 - Comcast Newsmaker, Comcast Media Corporation
  • 2008 - Presidential Leadership Florida Atlantic University
    Award Nomination, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2008 - Research Poster Award Florida School Nurses
    Association, 1st Place Development of a Tool to Measure Head Lice Related Itching in Children
  • 2008 - Research Poster Award Florida School Nurses
    Association, 2nd Place with Dr. Charlotte Barry Florida School Nurse Research Initiative
  • 2007 - Research Poster Award Florida School Nurses Association, 1st Place, "Delegation as a Lived Expression of Caring"
  • 2006 - Research Poster Award Florida School Nurses
    Association, 1st Place, "Families Experiencing Persistent Head Lice"
  • 2004 & 2006 - Nominated Clinical Excellence Florida Nurses
    Association In Nursing Award
  • 2005 - Distinguished Teacher Florida Atlantic University of the Year Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
  • 2005 - Nurse of the Year Florida Nurses Association District 9
  • 2004 - Excellence in Teaching Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
  • 1997/98 - Excellence in Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Advising
  • 1997 - Gabor Exemplary Employee Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 1996 - Leadership and Graduating Seniors Commitment
  • Award College of Nursing, Treasure Coast Campus, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Education

  • PhD: University of Florida (1998) - Nursing, Gainesville, Florida
  • MSN: University of Texas at Austin (1981) - Nursing, Austin, Texas
  • BSN: University of Florida (1976) - Nursing, Gainesville, Florida