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Shelby Garner, Ph.D. - Baylor University . Waco, TX, US

Shelby Garner, Ph.D. Shelby Garner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing | Baylor University

Waco, TX, UNITED STATES

Expert in clinical nursing research, including nursing simulation, mHealth, and nurse migration

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Dr. Garner is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing where she teaches Consumer of Research and Clinical Nursing Research in the undergraduate program and Servant Leadership in the graduate program. Dr. Garner has a passion for mentoring students through the research process and has supported student research presentations at local, national, and international forums such as the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Garner’s research interests involve building healthcare capacity in low and middle income countries, nurse migration, and teaching and learning models that transcend cultural boundaries. Dr. Garner has an ongoing research trajectory and partners with colleagues at Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) and the Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing to build healthcare capacity in Bengaluru, India. Through this research, Dr. Garner and co-researchers found health professionals in India seek to be empowered to use the latest healthcare technologies to improve patient care and have a strong desire for increased opportunities for continuing education and global research partnerships. Dr. Garner and partners in India used these findings to justify a need for funding which was recently awarded by the US Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad for $652,800 to build a Simulation Education and Research Centre in Bengaluru, India. Simulation is “an educational strategy in which a particular set of conditions are created or replicated to resemble authentic situations that are possible in real life” (Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 2016). Simulation provides healthcare students and professionals with opportunities to perfect clinical skills and improve clinical decision making. This center serves as a site for interprofessional and cross-disciplinary education and research in South India. Additionally, Dr. Garner was awarded a 2016-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Research Flex Grant to study the impact of simulation in nursing education on teaching and learning outcomes in India. Dr. Garner frequently engages undergraduate and graduate nursing students in her research. Students have presented their collaborative findings in national and international venues such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), The British NCUR, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

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Public Policy Health Care - Providers Health and Wellness Research Education/Learning Health Care - Facilities Health Care - Services

Areas of Expertise (8)

Simulation in Nursing Education Mobile Health Mhealth Non-Communicable Diseases Mobile health apps Clinical Nursing Research Healthcare Capacity Nursing Migration

Accomplishments (3)

2018 US India Education Foundation 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant (professional)

This grant helps build capacity in mHealth and simulation research and training between Baylor University and Bangalore Baptist Hospital.

2016-2018 Fulbright Scholar to India (professional)

2016-2018 Fulbright Scholar to India to research simulation education teaching and learning outcomes.

2015 US Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Award (professional)

2015 US Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Award to build a Simulation Education and Research Center in Bengaluru, India.

Education (3)

Texas Woman's University, Denton: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University of Phoenix, Phoenix: M.S.N.

Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth: B.S.N.

Research Grants (2)

2018 US India Education Foundation 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant

US India Education Foundation 

2018 US India Education Foundation 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant to build capacity in mHealth and simulation research and training between Baylor University and Bangalore Baptist Hospital.

2015 US Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Award

US Agency for International Development 

2015 US Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Award to build a Simulation Education and Research Center in Bengaluru, India.

Articles (8)

The impact of simulation education on self-efficacy towards teaching for nurse educators (2018) International Nursing Review

Garner, S. L., Killingsworth, E., Bradshaw, M., Raj, L., Johnson, S. R., Abijah, S. P., Parimala, S., & Victor, S.

This quantitative data based article disseminates research findings from a study funded by a Fulbright-Nehru research grant to study the impact of simulation education among nurse educators in India on self-efficacy towards teaching. An abstract also disseminating the results from this study was peer reviewed internationally and our team was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Educational Research Award, awarded by the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education. Award was announced July 19th, 2018 at the 29th International Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau International, Melbourne, Australia.

Effectiveness of intravenous skill continuing education using low-fidelity simulation amor nurses in India (2018) The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Garner, S. L., Prater, L., Raj, L., Veda, G.V., & Joyce, A.J,

This qarticle describes a research study implemented to assess the impact of a peripheral intravenous education program implemented for nurses in India. Specifically, the effectiveness of the program was measured using a quantitative pre-test/ post-test design and competency was measured using descriptive observational methods post intervention. Six BU LHSON students assisted with this research during the 2017 LHSON mission trip to Bengaluru, India.

Smartphone accessibility and mHealth use in a limited resource setting (2018) International Journal of Nursing Practice

Garner, S. L., Sudia, T., Rachaprolu, S.

This data based article disseminates results of an exploratory quantitative descriptive study on smartphone use in India and perceptions related to future opportunities for mHealth (mobile technology to address health priorities) in a limited resource setting.

A model for upscaling global partnerships and building nurse and midwifery capacity International Nursing Review.

Spies, L. A., Garner, S. L., Faucher, M. A., Riley, C., Millenbruch, J., Hastings-Tolsma, M., Prater, L. & Conroy, S. F.

2017

To provide a unique model for use in guiding global collaboration and policy to upscale nursing and midwifery partnerships.

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Partnering to establish and study simulation in international nursing education Nurse Educator

Garner, S.L., Killingsworth, E., & Raj, L.

2017

The purpose of this article was to describe an international partnership to establish and study simulation in India. A pilot study was performed to determine interrater reliability among faculty new to simulation when evaluating nursing student competency performance. Interrater reliability was below the ideal agreement level. Findings in this study underscore the need to obtain baseline interrater reliability data before integrating competency evaluation into a simulation program.

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The Pad Project: A global initiative uniting women Journal of Christian Nursing

Raines, M. Garner, S.L., Spies, L.A., Riley, C., & Prater, L.S.

2017

The Pad Project is a women's health program used to educate women on their monthly menstrual cycles. Through this ministry, women who do not have access to menstrual hygiene products are given sustainable hygienic kits to promote menstrual health. This unique health education program also integrates stories from the gospel to illustrate Christ's love and caring commitment toward women and women's health.

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Perceived strategies to increase retention rates among nurses in India: A qualitative study Journal of Nursing Research Society of India

Garner, S.L., Prater, L.S., & Raj, L

2016

Travel as a transformational spiritual event Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Prater, L.S., Riley, C. Garner, S.L. & Spies, L.

2016

There is a philosophical connection between elements of travel and elements of spirituality. Nurses can develop spiritual intelligence, hone transcultural skills, and develop cultural humility through travel. Concepts of spiritual intelligence are incorporated to distinguish spirituality from religion. This discussion is to describe the spiritual attributes of travel through exploration of unique cultural sameness and differences, stepping out of one's routine, experiences of solitude, and the application to nursing. Venues such as study abroad, mission trips, cultural exchange opportunities, and service learning projects all can provide meaningful times of transformation, spiritual growth, learning new ways of doing things, and of being in the world. Nurses who integrate these practices into the care they provide daily will be enriched personally and rewarded with improved outcomes.

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