Educational advancement from diploma in nursing to PhD:

  • PhD in Nursing: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • MSN: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • BSN (with honors): North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Diploma: Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia


Click HERE for a list of publications; drawn from more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, 4 books and 20 book chapters.


  • Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society for Nursing,

    • Inducted 1977 Zeta Pi
    • Mentor, Nurse faculty Leader Academy
  • American Academy of Nursing Fellow Induction 2001
  • Leadership Texas 1994, Foundation for Women’s Resources, Austin, TX.Nominator Pamela Triolo and Gwen Sherwood with AAN Certificate
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
    • President’s Mentoring Award, Committee on the Status of Women,
    • Award for Outstanding Performance in Nursing Education Award,
      Texas Nurses Association First Annual Nursing Celebration, Houston, TX.
    • Distinguished Mentor Faculty Development for Graduate Nurse Educators,
      Southern Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing, Atlanta, GA
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing,
    • Laurel Archer Copp Literary Award
    • Magnet Appraiser 2006-2009
  • Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Atlanta, GA
    • Outstanding Achievement in Research, Wall of Honor Charter Induction.
    • Distinguished Alumnus
    • Who’s Who Among Students
  • North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.
    • Most Outstanding Nursing Student
    • Highest Academic Honor