Barbara Wilder, PhD, CRNP
Wells Fargo Endowed Professor
and Graduate Program Director
DSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995
PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995
Adult Health, Advanced Practice Nursing, Health Promotion
Fundamentals, Adult Health, Physical Assessment, Nurse Practitioner courses
Health Promotion with low income clients, Health behaviors in rural populations
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.
Recent Publications and Presentations
"Childhood Obesity and KidCheck School Screening in Rural Alabama. SRNS, February, 2014. San Antonio, TX. Sanderson, B., Schuessler, J., Hendricks, C., & Wilder, B.
"Enhancing Diversity Emersion: Links Rural County with School-Based Health Care. ALAHEDO (Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers) Conference - Diversity in Higher Education for the 21st Century: Bridging Research and Best Practices. November 5-6, 2012. Auburn, AL. Hendricks, C., Schuessler, J.B., King-Roland, T., Wilder, B., Gray, L., & Holeman, D.
"Wireless Rural Health Screening as Front Line Obesity Screening." Strategy for At-Risk Students. FACES - the Annual Continuing Education Conference of the Alabama State Nurses Association. Montgomery, AL, April 17, 2012. B. Wilder, C. Hendricks, J. Schuessler, T. King-Roland, and L. Gray. Paper presentation (presented by Dr. Hendricks).
"Wireless Rural Health Screening." Outreach Scholarship Symposium: Advancing Transformative Engagement." Auburn University, Auburn, AL, April 10-11, 2012. B. Wilder, J. Schuessler, C. Hendricks, and L. Gray. Paper presentation (presented by Dr. Hendricks).
"Wireless Rural Health Screening as Front Line Obesity Screening." Alabama Academy of Science 89th Annual Meeting. Tuskegee, AL, February 22-24, 2012. B. Wilder, J. Schuessler, C. Hendricks, and L. Gray. Paper presentation (presented by Dr. Hendricks).
Schuessler, J.B., Hendricks, C., and Wilder B. (2012). Influenza Vaccination Program for Rural Alabama Public School Children. HNH Immunizations, Inl. Funded
"Lessons Learned: Implementing a Physical Activity Program for Underserved African-American Women" Lifetime of Learning: Poverty, Natural Disaster, and Community-University Partnerships. Montevallo, AL. September 30, 2011. B. Wilder, J. Schuessler, C. Hendricks, P. Grandjean. Paper presentation.
Wilder, B., Schuessler, J., Grandjean, P., Hendricks, C. (2011). A physical intervention for African-American women in public housing. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research. 11(1).
Wilder, B., Schuessler, J., Hendricks, C., Grandjean, P. (2010). Implementing a physical activity program for underserved African American women. Journal of National Black Nurses Association. 21(2). 16-26.
Hamner, J. B. and Wilder, B. (2010). Predictions and perception of cardiovascular disease in rural Alabama. Applied Nursing Research. 23. 80-85.
Schuessler, J. B., Wilder, B., and Byrd, L. (2009). The impact of reflective journaling on students’ cultural humility. Journal of Nursing Education Perspectives.
Hamner, J. B. & Wilder, B. (2008). Knowledge and risk of cardiovascular disease in rural Alabama women. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 20. 333-338.
Wilder, B., Hamner, J., Ellison, K. (2007). Nursing students’ satisfaction with doubletesting.
Nurse Educator, 32. 6-7.
Hamner, J., Pattillo, R., Faulk, D., Lazenby, R., and Wilder, B. (2008). Collaborative change: An interdependent model of nursing education. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research. Vol. 8, #1.1-8.
Hamner, J., Wilder, B., and Byrd, L. (2007). Lessons learned: Integrating a service learning community-based partnership into the curriculum. Nursing Outlook, 55(2). 106-109.