Louise C. O'Keefe

Associate Professor Associate Dean,
Graduate Programs
Nurse Practitioner


1610 Ben Graves Drive
Nursing Building
Room 214G
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Nursing, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
  • BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, George Mason University
  • ADN, Associate Degree in Nursing Largo, MD
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, National Certification
  • Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) licensure, AL
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, AL

Clinical Expertise

  • I.C.U. Nursing
  • Family Practice
  • Employee Health


  • Occupational Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Recent Publications

  • O’Keefe, L. C. Post-Acute COVID 19 Syndrome, ‘Long COVID’ (2023). Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conductive to Well-Being and Productivity. Accepted for publication March 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/21650799231164605

  • Hayes, W., Baker, N. R., Benson, P., & O’Keefe, L. C. (2023). The state of advanced practice registered nursing in Alabama. Journal of Nursing Regulation. (13)4, 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2155-8256(23)00030-3

  • O’Keefe, L. C. (2022). Monkeypox* update. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conductive to Well Being and Productivity. (70) 12, https://doi.org/10.1177/21650799221126372

  • Zheng, D., Marbut, A., Zhang, J., & O’Keefe, L. C. (2022). The contribution of psychological resilience and job meaningfulness to wellbeing of working cancer survivors. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conductive to Well-Being and Productivity. Online ahead of print, May 2, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/21650799221085466

  • Hoy, H.M. & O’Keefe, L.C. (2020). Choosing the right inhaler for the right patient: Considerations for effective management of patients with COPD or asthma. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). (32)1, 89-99. https://doi.org/10.1097/JXX.0000000000000366

  • Rowe, D., Ng, Y. C., & O’Keefe, L. C. (2019). Addressing transgender patients’ barriers to access care. The Nurse Practitioner, 44(6), 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.npr.0000558155.38478.8f

  • Ng, Y. C. & O’Keefe, L. C. (2019). The art of administering a Tuberculin Skin Test: Wheal does matter. Clinical Advisor, 22(5), 28-30.

  • O’Keefe, L. C., Koelle, P., McGee, Z., Dewberry, S., Wright, C., Stallings, E., Gates, E., & Chittur, K. (2019). Innovations in worksite diagnosis of urinary tract infections and the occupational health nurse. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conductive to Well-Being and Productivity, (67)6, 268-274. Published ahead of print: March 29, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165079919834310

  • O’Keefe, L.C., Lioce, L., Benton, A., Morgan, T., & Adams, M.H. (2019). Successfully incorporating IPE in a non-academic health sciences center. Nursing Education Perspectives. Publish ahead of print: November 1, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000416

  • UAH College of Nursing Writing Team. O’Keefe, L. C. (co-writer) 2018. Striving for excellence: Creating environments that promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty. National league for nursing center of excellence in nursing education.