Libba Reed Mcmillan

Associate Professor
Dr. McMillan has been at Auburn University College of Nursing since 2009. She brings diverse nursing experience and expertise across the lifespan to include critical care, junior-senior high school nursing, maternal-child, cardiovascular rehabilitation, medical-surgical, training and development, and emergency nursing. Dr. McMillan serves on the promotion and tenure committee, the Master’s evaluation committee, and Chairs the evaluation committee in the College of Nursing. Dr. McMillan has represented the graduate school as an external reader and committee member for numerous inter-disciplinary dissertations. She also serves on university committees including faculty grievance and academic appeals. Dr. McMillan serves in the role of leader for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) site-visits and as a site-visit team member for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Contact (334)   844 - 5973


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Auburn University - 2007
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Maryland - Baltimore - 1993
  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of Texas at Austin - 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Auburn University - 1983


  • Registered Nurse

Research Areas

  • Program Evaluation, Military/Veteran Health


  • Libba R. Mcmillan,  D. Crumbley,  J. Freeman,  M. Rhodes, M. Kane &   J. Napper (2017) Caring for the Veteran, military and family member nursing competencies: Strategies for integrating content into nursing school curricula Journal of Professional Nursing   DOI: 87557223
  • Libba R. Mcmillan,  L. Theurer,  R. Bashshur,  J. Bernard,  T. Brewer,  J. Busch,  D. Caruso,  B. Coccaro-Word,  C. Leenknecht,  T. Pham, J. Saffle &   E. Krupinski (2017) American Telemedicine Association Guidelines for Teleburn Telemedicine and e-Health   DOI: 15563669
  • Libba R. Mcmillan,  E. Burrus, L. Willis &   A. Grabowsky (2016) Facilitating Interdisciplinary Competence: Collaboration between Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students and Graduate Students Specializing in Communication Disorders International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education   DOI: 18129129
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2014) “I feel like you get it”: When a Classroom Assignment Makes a Difference to a Wounded Warrior’s Wife Patient Education and Counseling   DOI: 07383991


  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2017, January). Partnership to Integrate Regional and Disciplinary Accreditation Efforts Podium session presented at  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual MeetingDallasTexas.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2017, January). Integration of End of Life Care of Military Members and Veterans into a Baccalaureate Nursing Concepts Course Podium session presented at  7th International Geriatrics Gerontology and Palliative Nursing ConferenceEdinburghScotland.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2016, January). Perceived Information Literacy Competency of Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Podium session presented at  International Society of Experiential Teaching and Learning Annual ConferenceSalt Lake CityUT.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2016, January). Nursing Care of Rural Military Veterans: Building Partnerships Focused on Understanding the Veteran Experience Poster session presented at  Auburn University Research DayAuburnAL.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2016, January). Integrating Program Assessment and Accreditation Expectations Panel Podium session presented at  AuburnAuburnAL.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2016, January). Nursing Care of Rural Military Veterans: Building Partnerships Focused on Understanding the Veteran Experience Podium session presented at  International Rural Nurses ConferenceRapid CityS.D..
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2015, January). Care of the Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and family member Podium session presented at  QSEN ForumSan DiegoCA.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2015, January). Project SERVE: Partnering to Create Nursing Competencies for Care of Veterans and Their Families Poster session presented at  AMSUS: The Society for Federal Health Professionals Annual MeetingSan AntonioTX.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2015, January). Developing Nursing Care of the Wounded Warrior Competencies: Using Evidence to Inform Practice Podium session presented at  Sigma Theta Tau International's 26th International Nursing Research CongressSan JuanPuerto Rico.
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2014, January). Project SERVE: Students Education Related to the Veteran Experience Poster session presented at   AMSUS: The Society for Federal Health Professionals Annual MeetingWashingtonD.C..
  • Libba R. Mcmillan (2013, January). It’s an honor to serve those who have served honorably Podium session presented at  42nd Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial ConventionIndianapolisIndiana.
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