Advising Team

Barbara Wilder Wells Fargo Professor and Graduate Program Director
Barbara Wilder received her initial nursing education at St. Margaret's School of Nursing, then returned to school to complete her undergraduate degree from Auburn University at Montgomery. She received a master's degree in Adult Health from Troy State University and another master's degree as a nurse practitioner from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 1995, she completed a Doctorate of Science in Nursing from UAB. The focus of her doctoral research was hardiness and quality of life in older adults. Wilder's research program continues to center around adult health. Another component of the research program is nurse practitioners and their perceived roles and actual roles. An emerging area is service learning health promotion and its impact upon nursing students and low income clients. Another huge area is serving learning health promotion and its impact upon nursing students and low income clients. Wilder joined the AU faculty in 1985 and currently teaches the NP courses in the master's program and some Medical-Surgical concepts in the undergraduate program.
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Jennifer Edwards Academic Programs Administrator Graduate Programs
I began my career at Auburn University in January, 2009 and joined the College of Nursing in June, 2013. I serve as Academic Programs Administrator for the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), the Post-MSN Graduate Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and PhD Programs. My primary role is to assist the Graduate Program Director, Graduate Program Coordinators for all Nursing Graduate Programs, and to support and help guide Nursing graduate students during their academic journey. I also serve as the liaison between the College of Nursing Graduate Programs and the AU Graduate School. I love the rapport my colleagues and I have built and the teamwork that leads to the accomplishment of making our Nursing graduate students the best they can be. I am always challenging myself to look for new ways to help guide our graduate students to be successful.
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