PhD University Of North Texas, Denton, TX
MS Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
BS Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
Work and Education
Dr. Prater has taught nursing at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing for over 30 years as an Instructor, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. Her major teaching areas include: professional development, foundations for practice, Undergraduate; Clinical internship; OB Clinical, Undergraduate; OB Theory, Undergraduate; Women’s Health Care in Great Britain and Argentina, Undergraduate Nursing Elective; Professional practice laboratory, Nursing skills, Undergraduate and Servant leadership, Graduate program. Previous to LHSON, Dr. Prater was a Clinical Instructor of Maternal-Child Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing.
Her active certifications include: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE); Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). She was also certified through 1999 as an ASPO Certified Childbirth Educator (ACCE).
Dr. Prater’s additional experience other than education is comprehensive. She worked as a Dallas Staff Nurse in Labor and Delivery for Methodist Medical Center since 2008 and has served as an expert witness/nurse consultant for various law firms since 1999. Previously, she was a Clinical Associate and Clinical Examiner for Excelsior College; Staff Nurse for Labor & Delivery, Mother-Baby Care and Instructor, Sibling Preparation for Mesquite Community Hospital; Contract Instructor-Childbirth Educator for The Family Way in Dallas; CPR Instructor for the American Heart Association; Perinatal Education Coordinator, Nurse Epidemiologist, Clinical Nurse Liaison in Maternal Child Nursing with Methodist Medical Center and Sibling Class Instructor and Childbirth Instructor with St. David’s Hospital in Austin.
Research & Publications
Spies, L.A., Garner, S.L. Prater, L.S, & Riley, C. (2015). Building nurse capacity through relationships, education, and collaboration. Nurse Education Today, 35(5), 653-656. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.01.014.
Garner, S., Prater, L., Putturaj, M., & Raj, L. (2014). Perceived rewards of nursing among Christian nursing students in Bangalore, India. Journal of Religion and Health, 53 (5). Doi: 10.1007/s10943-014-9940-1
Garner, S. L., Raj, L., Prater, L. S., & Putturaj, M. (2014). Perceived challenges of nursing by student nurses in India. International Nursing Review, 61(3), 389-397. doi10.1111/inr.12117&ArticleID=1332197
Stone, S., Prater, L., & Spencer, R. (2014). Facilitating skin-to-skin contact in the operating room after cesarean birth. Nursing For Women's Health, 18(6), 486-499. doi:10.1111/1751-486X.12161
Allen, S. & Prater, L. (2013). Crafting the clinical experience: A toolbox for healthcare professionals. In M. Bradshaw & A. Lowenstein (Eds.) Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions (pp. 365-395). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.
Riley, S., Spencer, B., & Prater, L. (2013). Normal term newborn. In C.Kenner & J. W. Lott (Eds.), Comprehensive neonatal nursing care (pp. 113-132). New York, NY: Springer.
& Prater, L. (2011). Crafting the clinical experience: A toolbox for
healthcare professionals. In M. Bradshaw & A. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative teaching strategies in nursing
and related health professions (pp. 405-422). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones
& McEwen, M. (2005). Called to nursing: Perceptions of student nurses. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 24 (1), 1-7.
J. & Prater L. (2002). Nursing time
and work in an acute rehabilitation setting. Rehabilitation Nursing 28(6), 186-191.
Neatherlin J., Moll, J., Schilp, J. and Prater. L. (2002). A comparison of outcomes in patients
with heart failure receiving home health care with and without telehealth monitoring. Research
proposal accepted by VNA IRB (2002) Data collection to begin spring 2003.
Accepted as Fellow of the Summer Teaching Institute at Baylor University, Waco, TX
L. & Neatherlin, J. (2001). Texas
nurses respond to mandatory continuing education.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 32(3).
Dissertation - Mandatory Continuing Education in Nursing: A Texas Perspective
Poster Presentation of sibling research at National ASPO Convention, San Francisco.
Grants12/2014, Ministries Effectiveness, Baylor Health Scott and White for funding with Team India, 2014-15. Funded for $4000.00
7/2009, Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University-Grant for funding of continuation of research with University of Cordoba, Argentina. Funded for $5,000.00.
5/30/08, University Teaching Grant-Attended American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Funded for $1500.00.
5/20/07, Institute for Faith and Learning Grant-Collaboration between Baylor University and the University of Cordoba, Argentina. Funded for $5,000
5/10/05, Faculty Delegate with Baylor University in the United Arab Emirates Funded for $3,000
10/15/04, Faculty Exchange Program with University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina.
Submitted to Consortium for Global Education Funded for $6,000
7/2004, Presentation: Student’s Thoughts on Nursing as a Calling Sigma Theta Tau International
Research Congress Dublin, Ireland. Funded for $2,000
6/2004, Development trip to University of Cordoba, Argentina
for Summer Study Abroad. Funded for $3,000.
5/2004, New Faculty Mentoring Grant National Student Nurses Association. Funded for
11/2003, Delegate to Baylor University Seminar in Higher Education, University of Dohuk, Iraq.
Funded for $1500.
2/2002, Recipient of University Research Grant for writing History of Annual Mission Trip at Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Funded for $2000.
1/2002, Recipient of Oral History Institute Fellowship for conducting research Baylor School of Nursing: 25 Years on Mission. Funded for $2500.
6/2000, Recipient of Faculty Development Grand to research international study abroad program Women’s Health Care in Great Britain. Funded for $800.
10/2001, Nursing Innovation Grant, Sharing Recruitment and Retention Strategies. Grant not funded.
6/1996, Recipient of University Research Grant for Studying Mandatory
Continuing Education in Nursing:A Texas
Perspective. Funded for $2000.
6/1993, Fellow of the Summer Teaching Institute at Baylor University,
3/1990, Received faculty development grant to attend LRC Conference in Austin, TX
Presentations1/2015, “Why Nurses Should Not Eat Their Young." Podium Presentation at Regional Faculty Development Workshop, Bangalore, India.
7/2014,"An Innovative Approach to Research on the Perceived Rewards and Challenges of Nursing by Student Nurses in Bangalore, India", Podium Presentation at 10th Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery, Coimbra, Portugal.
11/18/2013, “Building Nursing Capacity Across Borders." Podium Presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana.
9/13/2013, “Quality Assurance and Quality Initiative Program Evaluation."Presented at Regional Annual IRB and Research Symposium, Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
1/03/2013, “Kangaroo Mother Care". Staff Development Workshop, NICE Foundation Hospital, Hyderabad, India. “Developmental Care in the Preterm Infant" Staff Development Workshop, NICE Foundation Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
12/30/12, “The Journal Club-Enhancing the Use of Research as Faculty" Presentation at Faculty Development Workshop, Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing, Begaluru, India.
5/20/12, “Leadership and Management" presentation as part of Faculty Development Workshop, NamDinh Nursing University,
03/24/12, “International Nursing: Celebrating our Past-Envisioning our Future" Keynote Speaker for Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Gamma Chapter Research Day, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
Nursing Students" & “Guarding Human Dignity: The Role of the Faculty Member" Presentations as part of Faculty Development Workshop, Rebekah Ann Naylor
School of Nursing, Bangaluru, India.
11/11/11, “The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist" Presentation to Faculty at University of NamDinh, Vietnam.
10/3/10, 2010 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: How Christian Faith Informs Nursing “Answering the Global Health Care Call: Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Responds"
8/12/10, “Utilizing the Nursing Process" Presentation to Faculty at University of NamDinh, Vietnam.
5/04/09, “Collaboration in Nursing Education: Baylor University and University of Cordoba, Argentina-Sigma Theta Tau International Regional Conference, Arlington, Texas.
6/10/08, “Nursing as Calling" Presented at the National Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
in Nursing Education" Presented at the Dedication of the Simulation Laboratory
at the University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina.
6/15/06, “Simulation in Nursing Education" Presented at the University of Cordoba School of Nursing, Cordoba, Argentina
5/2005, “Nursing Education in the United States" Presented to Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7/2004, “Students Thoughts on Nursing as Calling" Presented to Sigma Theta Tau International
Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland
6/2004, “Nursing Time and Work in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting" Presented to Nursing
Faculty at the University of Cordoba, Argentina
2004, “Students Thoughts on Nursing as Calling" Presented to Christianity and the Soul of the
University-Conference hosted by Baylor University Institute for Faith and Learning
2/2003, Nursing Time and Work in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting" Presented to Scholar’s Day, Baylor University
9/2002, “Nursing Time
and Work in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting" Presented to Eta Gamma Chapter
of Sigma Theta Tau International, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Dallas,
7/2002, “Nursing Time and Work in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting" accepted for Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau 13th Annual Research Congress, Brisbane, Australia
4/2002, Baylor School of Nursing. 25 Years on Mission, Presentation to the women of Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
2/2002, Scholar’s Day, Baylor University “Nursing Time and Work Study in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting
11/1998, AAUU Women and Professions
6/1996, Teenage Pregnancy and Emergency Childbirth: A workshop for Mesquite School Nurses
1989, Co-author, "Sibling Preparation Program," designed for Mesquite Community Hospital.
1985, Co-author, "Sibling Preparation Program," designed for Methodist Hospitals of Dallas.
AwardsNamed Outstanding Baylor University Faculty for contributions other than teaching or research, May 2012
Professional and Community ActivitiesMemberships in Professional Organizations
2012-2014, Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Gamma Chapter, President2012-2013, American Nurses Association
2004-2008, Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Gamma Chapter, President
2001-2004, Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Gamma Chapter, President Elect
1999-2001, Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Gamma Chapter Secretary, Vice-President
1982-2001, American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics (ASPO)
1982-Present, Childbirth Education Resource Council of Dallas
1988 Present, AWHONN, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing
Community Activities2014 Member of Board of Directors, Samaritan Medical Outreach Ministries, Inc.
2014 Volunteer with Parish Nurse Department, Wilshire Baptist Church
2011-Present, Volunteer at Cornerstone Baptist Church Homeless Ministry
2008 Speaker to Naaman Forest High School Health Professions Classes Garland, Texas.
2001-2003, Perinatal Advisory Board-March of Dimes
2001, Content Specialist for Mock Trial-TNA District 4
2001, Blood Pressure Screening-Baptist General Convention of Texas1988-Present, Baylor University School of Nursing Faculty Mission Trip Sponsor
1976-1979, Baylor University School of Nursing Faculty Mission Trip Sponsor
1994-Present, Faculty Marshal for Commencement
University Committees2014, Member, Academic Citizenship Sub-Committee; Faculty Senate
2011, Member, Dean Search Committee-LHSON
2008-Present, Member, University IRB Committee
2007-2011, Member, University Faculty Development Committee
2005-2008, Chair, University Religious Affairs Committee
2001-2007, Chair, Faculty Retreat sub-committee of University Religious Affairs Committee
1999-2008, Member, University Religious Affairs Committee
1996-1998, Member, University Grievance Committee
of Nursing Committees
2009-Present, Chair, Clinical Academic Rank Committee
2012-2014, Chair, Program Effectiveness Committee
2011-Present, Member, Missions Committee
2004-Present, Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2009-Present, Member, Continuing Nursing Education Committee
2004-Present, Chair, Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator
2001-2003, Chair, Recruitment Committee
2001, Member, Dean Search Committee
1998-2001, Member, Faculty Affairs Committee
1998-2000, Member, Research Committee
1996-1999, Member, Curriculum Committee
1994-1996, Member, Faculty Affairs Committee
1992-1994, Member, Committee on Committees
1990-1991, Member, Curriculum Committee
1990-1992, Chair, Committee on Committees
Significant Workshops & Institutes Attended2014, WHO 10th Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery-Coimbra, Portugal
2013, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana
2013, Fellow, Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review
2011, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership 22nd Annual International Conference, Dallas, Texas
2011, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Dallas, Texas.
2009, STTI Biennial Convention Indianapolis, Indiana Eta Gamma Chapter Delegate
2008, American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
2005, Sigma Theta Tau International 38th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana
7/2004, 14th Annual Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Dublin, Ireland
4/2004, Christianity and the Soul of the University, Baylor University
12/2003, Seminar in Higher Education, University of Dohuk, Iraq
7/2002, 13th Annual Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Brisbane, Australia
2/2002, Texas Christian Life Commission, Annual Statewide Conference
11/2001, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana
11/1999, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, San Diego, CA
5/1998, AWHONN National Conference, San Antonio, TX
4/1998, Co-Chair, Program Committee for Dallas AWHONN Spring Workshop
8/1997, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
5/1997, AWHONN NE Texas Spring Conference, Hospitality Chair
1995, Retreat, Summer Teaching Institute Fellows
1992, Enhancing Skills as a Childbirth Educator (8 hrs.)
2/1991, Enhancing Skills as a Childbirth Educator (8 hrs.)
5/1990, Enhancing Skills as a Childbirth Educator (8 hrs.)
3/1990, 3rd Annual Conference for Learning Resource Centers, Austin, TX
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