Libba Reed McMillan, RN, MSN, PhD

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Associate Professor
Auburn University School of Nursing
Auburn University, Alabama 36849      
Phone: (334) 844-5973
reedreb@auburn.edu

Education
2007 PhD Auburn University, Educational Psychology, Program Development
1993 BS University of Maryland, Business and Management
1986 MSN University of Texas, Adult Health Teaching, Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist
1983 BSN Auburn University, Nursing

Overview
Dr. McMillan has been at Auburn University School 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 School 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.

Research Interests
Program Evaluation/ Assessment: Curricular assessment, competency development, Simulation assessment and outcomes reporting, Accreditation standards (National, International)
Military/Veteran health: Nursing care of the Veteran, Military and family member; End-of-life care of the Veteran

Teaching Areas
BSN: NURS 3110 Professional Concepts (Junior-level, semester 1); NURS 3331 Maternal-Child clinical rotations, NURS 4930 Community Assessment Projects; NURS 4900 Project SERVE (Student Education Related to the Veteran Experience)
MSN:  NURS 7350/ 7356 Quality, Safety and Prevention Using Healthcare Technology; NURS 7816 Practicum in Teaching

Outreach
Veteran and military/family member nursing care, teaching nursing students concepts related to understanding the Veteran experience (Project SERVE/Project SALUTE); rural academic-practice community partnerships to impact healthcare needs

Selected Recent Publications/Web-based Guidelines

McMillan, L.R., Crumbley, D., Freeman, J., Rhodes, M., Kane, M., & Napper, J. (2017).   Caring for the Veteran, military and family member nursing competencies: Strategies for integrating content into nursing school curricula.  Journal of Professional Nursing, in press.

Theurer, L., Bashshur, R., Bernard, J, Brewer, T., Busch, J., Caruso, D., Coccaro-Word, B., Kemalyan, N., Leenknecht, C., McMillan, L., Pham, T., Saffle, J., & Krupinski, E. (2017).  American Telemedicine Association Guidelines for Teleburn.  Telemedicine and e-Health. (In-print).

McMillan, L., Burrus, E., Willis, L. & Grabowsky, A. (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 28 (1) 125-130.

McMillan, L.R. (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: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.08.009.

Selected Recent Presentations:

Podium Presentation:  McMillan, L.R. & Boyd, K. (2017) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. “Partnership to Integrate Regional and Disciplinary Accreditation Efforts.”

Podium Presentation:  McMillan, L.R. (2017).  7th International Geriatrics Gerontology and Palliative Nursing Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.  “Integration of End of Life Care of Military Members and Veterans into a Baccalaureate Nursing Concepts Course.”

Podium Presentation: McMillan, L.R.; Crumbley, D.; Busbin, B. (2016).  International Rural Nurses Conference, Rapid City, S.D.  “Nursing Care of Rural Military Veterans:  Building Partnerships Focused on Understanding the Veteran Experience.” 

Poster Presentation: McMillan, L.R., Crumbley, D. (2016).  Auburn University Research Day. “Nursing Care of Rural Military Veterans:  Building Partnerships Focused on Understanding the Veteran Experience.”

Podium Presentation: McMillan, L., Grabowsky, A., & Brown, L. (2016).  International Society of Experiential Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. “Perceived Information Literacy Competency of Baccalaureate Nursing Students.”

Invited Panel- Speaker: (2016) “Integrating Program Assessment and Accreditation Expectations Panel”.  Auburn University Office of Academic Assessment.

Poster Presentation: Col (ret) Marilyn K. Rhodes, EdD, RN, CNM; Julie Freeman, DNP, ACNP-BC, MSN; Libba McMillan, PhD, RN; CDR (ret) David Crumbley, MSN, RN; CDR Michele Kane, PhD, RN; Col Joy Napper, MSN, MBA, RN. (2015). AMSUS: The Society for Federal Health Professionals Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. “Project SERVE:  Partnering to Create Nursing Competencies for Care of Veterans and Their Families.”

Podium Presentation:  Libba McMillan, PhD, RN; CDR (ret) David Crumbley, MSN, RN ; Col (ret) Marilyn K. Rhodes, EdD, RN, CNM CDR Michele Kane, PhD, RN; Col Joy Napper, MSN, MBA, RN. (2015).Sigma Theta Tau International's 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Developing Nursing Care of the Wounded Warrior Competencies: Using Evidence to Inform Practice.”

Podium Presentation:  CDR (ret) David Crumbley, MSN, RN; Libba McMillan, PhD, RN; Col (ret) Marilyn K. Rhodes, EdD, RN, CNM CDR Michele Kane, PhD, RN; COL Joy Napper, MSN, MBA, RN. (2015). QSEN Forum, San Diego, California.  “Care of the Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and family member:  QSEN competency development and refinement utilizing a consensus model comparing baccalaureate nursing students (perceived competency) and practice experts (optimal competency).”

Poster Presentation: Col (ret) Marilyn K. Rhodes, EdD, RN, CNM; Libba McMillan, PhD, RN; CDR (ret) David Crumbley, MSN, RN, CDR Michele Kane, PhD, RN; Col Joy Napper, MSN, MBA, RN. (2014) AMSUS: The Society for Federal Health Professionals Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. “Project SERVE: Students Education Related to the Veteran Experience: An Academic-Practice Partnership with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Auburn/Auburn Montgomery Schools of Nursing.”

Podium: McMillan, L. (2013). 42nd Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana. “It’s an honor to serve those who have served honorably.”