maria steele

Maria Steele, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: NUR 317
Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Alabama System
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Public Health Nursing Administration, University of South Alabama
  • Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education, University of South Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude, University of North Alabama
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Shelby State Community College

Professional Certifications

  • Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN), Board Certified, ANCC
  • Six Sigma, Yellow Belt certification

Clinical Expertise

  • Community/Public Health Nursing Administration

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR 405 - Community Health Nursing
  • NUR 410 Transition into Professional Roles
  • NUR 411-Theoretical Applications in Professional Nursing
  • NUR 412- Caring for Families, Aggregates, and Populations: Theoretical Application
  • NUR 414- Health Assessment for the Practicing Professional Nurse

Service Activities

  • College of Nursing Graduate Curriculum Committee- RN-BSN
  • College of Nursing Faculty/Staff Awards Task Force
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, Beta Phi chapter, member
  • American Nurses Association/Alabama State Nurses Association, member
  • National Association of Catholic Nurses, member
  • National League for Nursing, member

Special Achievements/Honors/Awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society- Upsilon Omicron Chapter, 2007
  • Golden Key International Society, 2011

Research Interests

  • Medication Safety
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Chronic IllnessSubstance Abuse
  • Health Behaviors
  • School Health

Publications and Presentations

  • Steele, M. L. (2015). Application of the SEIPS model to analyze medication safety in a crisis residential center (Unpublished doctoral scholarly project). University of Alabama, Huntsville, Al.
  • Steele, M. L. (2015, March). Application of the SEIPS model to analyze medication safety in a crisis residential center. Poster session presented at the University of Alabama Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice Intensive, Huntsville, Al.
  • Steele, M. L. (2014). Setting personal and professional boundaries in health care: Important concepts for daily practice. Invited speaker conducted at staff meeting of North Alabama Community Care, Inc., Huntsville, Al.