Darlene Showalter, DNP, RN, CNSClinical Associate Professor Office: NUR 317 256.824.2464Darlene.Showalter@uah.edu Education DNP: Joint programs UAH, UAB, UA MSN: University of South Carolina BSN: Southern Adventist University ADN: Southern Adventist University Professional Certifications CNS Clinical Expertise Obstetrics Teaching Responsibilities NUR403 Family centered parent-infant nursing NUR 739: Scholarly Practice Project Service Activities College of Nursing and University of Alabama in Huntsville Strategic Management Committee, 2015-present Faculty & Staff Award Task Force, 2015-present Nurse’s Pinning Ceremony Coordinator, 20142015 Nursing Honors Convocation Coordinator, 2014-2015 Curriculum Transformation Taskforce, 2014-2015 CON Faculty Council, F2013-2015 Dismissals and Readmissions Review Committee member, 2013-2015 UAH Search Committee member for CON Dean, Spring 2014 Coordinated and attended Phone-a-thon with A. Caries, Spring 2014 Conducted Recruiting events at Westminster Christian Academy Science class, 2014 CON 400-level Coordinator, Spring 2012Spring 2013 UAH Search Committee member for Director of International Engagement, 2012 CON Undergraduate Curriculum Review Task Force 2012-13 CON Career Progression Committee 2012-2013 CON Curriculum committee, Chair: 2010-2012 CON Curricular Transformation Task Force 2011-2013 CON Faculty Council, 2010-2012 CON Career Progression Committee, 2007-2011 UAH Faculty Senator 2008-2011 UAH Personnel Committee 2008-2011 UAH Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2008-2011 CON Evolve On-Line Resource Coordinator for Jr’s, Sr’s and faculty, 2009-2011 CON Pinning Ceremony Co-Coordinator 2009 CON Curriculum Sub-committee 2007-2009 CON Co-creator and course manager: Hospital Orientation ANGEL site, 2007-2011 UAH & CON Student Recruitment Westminster Christian Academy Science Classes, 2013 & 2014 Westminster Christian Academy, 2012 Butler High School, Huntsville, AL, 2002, 2003 Bob Jones High School, Madison, AL, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 Huntsville Hospital, 2002 Health South, 2002 Huntsville Tech Center, 2002, 2004 Huntsville Middle School, 2002 N. E. Community College, Rainesville, AL, 2001 Madison County High School Fair, 2000 FACES, Montgomery, AL, 2000 Cullman County College Fair, 2000 Huntsville Tech Center, 2000 Motlow Community College, 2000 CON Let’s Pretend Hospital Planning Committee, 2000 CON, Faculty Council, Huntsville, AL, 1999-2000 CON, ASNA, Huntsville, AL, 1999-2000 CON Activities Committee, Huntsville, AL, 1998-2000 CON Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference Hostess, 1999 Huntsville, AL Community Alabama Department of Public Health Perinatal Advisory Board: Member, 2010-present Every Young Woman’s Battle Teen Series: North Al. Coordinator, 2014 Basic First Aid, Madison Hawks Youth Group, 2013 Prevention of Heart attacks and strokes: Madison Hawks Youth Group, 2013 Safety with household pets: prevention of dog bites: Madison Hawks Youth Group, 2013 Pediatric Health teaching: WCA M&M campus (GI system and brain function), 2012 Crisis Services of Alabama: Board of Directors2008-2009 N. AL Food Bank: Madison Food Drive Coordinator (Madison Hawks) , 2008-2014 American Heart Association BLS Education Committee: Member, Corporate University, Huntsville Hospital, 2008-2013 Spanish Childbirth Preparation classes for low-income women, free, 2008 Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL, 1998-2014. BLS Instructor—available to teach low income groups—free Huntsville Hospital Translator, Huntsville, AL, 1998-present Community Free Clinic: Translator 2003present Community Free Clinic Board of Directors: Member, 2006-2007 Westminster Christian Academy M&M Campus. A&P guest lecturer (neuro, cardiac, sensory, musculoskeletal), 2006-2012 Teen Addiction-Prevention Health Series: Harvest of Grace SDA , 2005 (4 wks) Bob Jones/Madison Community Advisory Committee, 2004-2007 Suicide Prevention: Postpartum psychoses, depression and hypothyroidism: in collaboration with Jane Bloemetjie LCSW Mental Health Lecture Series, Huntsville, 2004 Maranatha International Mission: Coronado &Ipiz, Costa Rica , Clinic Director, 2002 Butler High School: Anthrax, 2002 Huntsville Tech Center: Breastfeeding class for pregnant teens, 2002 Downtown Rescue Mission: Assist with Food Services, 2001 Downtown Rescue Mission: Sapp Women’s & Children’s Shelter: Baby clothes and toy drive, 2001 Downtown Rescue Mission: Toiletries collection and donation, 2000-present Central SDA Church, “Heart: a Miracle”, 2001 CASA Food Drive Coordinator: Central SDA church, 2000, 2002, 2003 Crisis Serv. of Alabama, Christmas Fundraiser Volunteer, 2000-present Big Cove Christian Academy, “What’s Nursing,” 2000 Central SDA Church, Longevity and Health Practices, Huntsville, AL, 2000 Toolbox for Parents: Workshop, Central SDA, 1999 Stroke Screening Clinic, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL, 1999 Women’s Resource Center, Early Pregnancy Celebration Workshop, Florence, SC, 1996-98 Poynor Adult Education Center, Women’s Health Lecture series, Florence, SC 1995 Darlington Middle School, STD/Drug Awareness class Darlington, SC, 1995 Lamar Middle School, STD/Drug Awareness class, Lamar, SC, 1995 Florence Civic Center, Women’s Show: Breast Cancer and BSE Education, Florence, SC, 1994 Women’s Resource Center, Adolescent Self Esteem Enhancement Seminars-Coopersmith Inventory, Florence, SC, 1994 Women’s Health Fair, free GYN screenings, Bishopville, SC, 1993 Migrant Worker Resource (Spanish Translator & community liaison) Florence, SC, 1990-1998 Research Interests Intrapartum nursing Care of the high-risk prenatal woman Breastfeeding: Skin-to-skin contact Nursing student retention Publications and Presentations Showalter, D. Amiri, A. Student Perception and Appraisal of a New Interventional Model to Prepare Them for Entry into Maternal-Infant Clinical Rotations and to Reduce Anxiety. 26th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau International. San Juan, PR, 7/15 (International- Podium Presentation) Showalter, D. Test-item writing and analysis. UAH CON Faculty Development Workshop. Huntsville, AL, 5/15. (Podium Presentation) Showalter, D. Committee member DNP Project: Screening for Chlamydia in young women at a student health clinic. 2015-present. Showalter, D. Committee member DNP Project: Development of PCOS Clinical Guidelines for GYN services in a community clinic. 2014-present. Amiri, A., Showalter, D., Peveler, P., Stewart, A. Starting OB Clinical with a Simulation: A pilot model for nursing education. Sigma Theta Tau Region 8, 10/14 (Regional- South, Podium Presentation). Showalter, D. Early skin-to-skin Contact: The Golden Hour. The Gold Standard Lactation Conference, Tanner Al 7/13 ( Regional-South, Podium Presentation). Showalter, D. Obstetrics Simulation Consultant: CAE High Fidelity Simulations, 8/13 (Authored 3 high-fidelity clinical simulations). Showalter, D. Professionalism in Nursing: Utilization of Evolve and Campus resources relevant to NCLEX success at UAH. Huntsville, AL. 1/13 & 8/13 (New Student Seminar- Local, Podium presentation). Showalter, D. (2012). Formation of Breastfeeding Attitudes Among Nursing Students. Clinical Lactation, 2(3), 69-74. (Publication in peer reviewed journal). Showalter, D. Professionalism in Nursing. UAHuntsville, AL. 1/13 (ANS Student Workshop-Local, Podium presentation). Showalter, D. Mining for Gold: utilization of A2 admission assessment data to predict student success in nursing program. 4/12 (Faculty Development-Local, Podium presentation). Frith, K., Showalter, D., O’Neal, P., Predictors of Exit Exam and NCLEX-RN Performance: Analysis of five cohorts of pre-licensure BSN students and recommendations for future educational effectiveness. 11/12 (CON data analysis & report for admission policy change Showalter, D. & with R. Ferguson. Promoting and Assessing Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Nursing Education: How we do it. UAHuntsville, 3/12. (Faculty Development-Local, Podium Presentation). Showalter, D. Madison Hospital RN Training: Evidence Based Lactation Support and Skin-to-skin Contact. Madison, AL. 7/12 (Local Hospital, Podium Presentation). Showalter, D. North Alabama 13th Annual Perinatal Conference: Skin-to-skin contact: what does the research say? Huntsville, AL. 10/12 (Regional, Podium Presentation). Showalter, D. Implementation of a clinical guideline for skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding in a labor & delivery unit. Joint DNP Intensive, UAB, UAH, UA. University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL, 3/12 (State level, Poster presentation). Showalter, D. UAB, UAH, UA Joint DNP Program Scholarly Project Poster: 1st prize. University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL. 3/12 . Showalter, D. (with panel: Dr. P.V. O’Neal & M. Bonilla). Multicultural aspects of nursing education. Nursing Education: How we do it- a workshop. UAHuntsvile, Huntsville, AL, 3/12 (Faculty Development- Local, Panel presentation). -Showalter, D. (with R. Ferguson) Promoting and Assessing Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Nursing Education: How we do it- a workshop. UAHuntsvile, Huntsville, AL, 3/12 (Faculty Development- Local, Podium presentation). Showalter, D. Early Breastfeeding: So close and yet so far! (A review of the literature). Joint DNP Intensive UAH, UAB, UA. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. 3/11 (State Level, Podium presentation). Showalter, D. An organization tool for managing a clinical course. Course Manager’s Meeting UAHuntsville, AL. Fall 2010 (Faculty Development- Local, Podium presentation). Showalter, D., Herrin, K. Mentoring: A rung in the ladder of student success in a Baccalaureate program. Sigma Theta Tau Research Day. Huntsville, AL, 11/09. (State Level, Podium Presentation). Showalter, D. Obstetrical “Nuts and Bolts” for NCLEX success. ASNA Annual Convention, Decatur AL, 10/09. (State Level, Podium presentation). Showalter, D. Speak Spanish: You’re in America Now! ASNA Annual Convention. UA, Tuscaloosa AL, 9/19-20/09. (State Level, Podium presentation). Showalter, D, Herrin, K. Proven Formula for Success in a Nursing Program. AANS Annual Convention, UA, Tuscaloosa AL, 9/19-20/09. (State Level, Podium presentation). Showalter, D., Herrin K., O’Neal, P.V. Proven Formula for Success: Menu Selection for Learning. Sigma Theta Tau Research Day. Huntsville, AL 03/08. (Local level, Podium presentation). Herrin, K. & Showalter D. Leading in the Classroom and Clinical. University of Alabama in Huntsville. Student Nurses Association Regional Conference. Huntsville, AL, 5/08 (Local Level, Podium presentation). Showalter, D., Herrin K. AACN Standards Update as Applicable to a Baccalaureate Nursing Program. UAH CON Faculty Meeting. Huntsville, AL 5/08. (Local level, meeting presentation). Showalter, D., Herrin K., O’Neal, P.V. Proven Formula for Success: Individualized Instructional Module and Faculty Mentoring. American Association for Colleges of Nursing. Baccalaureate Educational Conference. New Orleans, LA 11/07. (National Level, Poster presentation). Reviewed grant proposals submitted to March of Dimes through NARPAC, 2001, 2002. (State Level). Showalter, D., Warren, I., Brookman J. Childbearing among Alabama Latino Families. FACES. Montgomery, AL 04/00. (State Level, Podium Presentation).