Dr. Abell is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at WKU. She earned an AS in Nursing from Somerset Community College and a BSN, MS, and MSN from WKU. She received her PhD from the University of Louisville. Dr. Abell teaches in both the prelicensure and Post-RN programs. She teaches Nursing Leadership and Management, Introduction to Nursing Research, and Concepts of Disease Processes. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Kentucky Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, and the Southern Nursing Research Society. Her research interests include issues related to nursing education, change process, and the care of older adults.
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Transforming a RN to BSN Program to an On-line Delivery Format (with Deborah Williams and M. Susan Jones), Kentucky Nurse (2012)
Poster Presentations as a Teaching Strategy in Web-Based Courses (with Beverly Siegrist and Dawn M. Garrett-Wright Ph.D. (c), RN), Nursing Education Perspectives (2011)
Using YouTube to Bridge the Gap Between Baby Boomers and Millennials (with Dawn M. Garrett-Wright Ph.D. (c), RN), Journal of Nursing Education (2011)
The Accuracy of Referral for Portable Lipid Analyzers in an Old Order Mennonite Population (with Maria E. Main and M. Susan Jones), Nursing Faculty Publications (2010)
The primary purposes of this study were to: 1) examine the accuracy for referral of...