Wilma Powell Stuart, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Wilma Powell Stuart, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing


  • Post-Master’s Certificate, Johns Hopkins University, Evidence-Based Teaching for Health Professions (MEHP) 2016
  • PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Nursing) 2007
  • MA, University of Texas at Tyler (Interdisciplinary) 1989
  • BSN, University of Texas Health Science Center (Nursing) 1978

Research Interests

  • Leadership empathy
  • Leadership development
  • Child obesity prevention

Ongoing Research Support

  • University of South Alabama College of Nursing Dean’s Grant 12/2017 to 11/2018 Nurse Perception of Leadership Empathy

Completed Research Support

  • Recipient of the 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 Gladys F. Colvin Endowed Nursing Scholarship for PhD Study in Nursing at the
    University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Nursing
  • Supported dissertation work: A Grounded Theory Study: Adolescent Expectations of Weight and Weight Loss Interventions

Selected Publications

  • Stuart, W.P. (in press) Why seek a doctorate prepared nurse to join your team? The Health Care Manager (HCM); Accepted for publication October, 2017.

  • Stuart, W.P. (2011). Discharge teaching for families taking a family member home from an acute care setting. In M. Craft-Rosenberg & S. Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health. (pp.326-330) .Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412994071.n118

  • Stuart, W.P. (2011). Acute health problems and interventions for the childrearing family. In M. Craft-Rosenberg & S. Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health. (pp.11-16). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412994071.n6

  • Stuart, W. P., Broome, M. E., Smith, B., & Weaver, M. (2005) An integrative review of interventions for adolescent weight loss. Journal of School Nursing. 21(2) 77-85. doi: 10.1177/10598405050210020401

  • Broome, M. E., & Stuart, W. P. (2005). Interventions for families with an ill child: It's a family affair. In D. R. Crane & E. S. Marshall (Eds.), Handbook of families and health: Interdisciplinary perspectives. pp. 451-467. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.


Doctoral Courses

  • Executive Nurse Administration DNP Project Planning & Development, NU 661
  • Executive Nurse Administration Residency I, NU 662
  • Executive Nurse Administration Residency II, NU 663
  • Executive Nurse Administration Residency III, NU 664

Graduate Courses

  • Healthcare Policy and Finance, NU 610
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership, NU 613
  • Nursing Administration Field Study, NU 566
  • Nursing Administration Internship, NU 567
  • NU 613 Coordinator

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2007 Dean’s Graduate Student Award University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Certifications and Affiliations

  • ANCC Nurse Executive-Advanced
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Gamma Chapter
  • Texas Nurses Association (TNA)