PhD Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
MS University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
BSN Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas
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Dr. Garner is an assistant professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing where she teaches Consumer of Research and Clinical Nursing Research in the undergraduate program. She received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University. Previously, Dr. Garner taught nursing at Grayson County College.
Dr. Garner has served on many committees at Baylor. She was on the Baylor University Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) committee, the Baylor University Technology Committee, and the LHSON Curriculum and Research Committees among others. She is a national councilor on the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and serves as chair of the CUR health science division. Dr.Garner also serves as an advisory committee member of the American Nurses Association Barriers to RN Scope of Professional Issues Panel. Her academic memberships include Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi. She is an active member of Nurses Christian Fellowship. Community service is also important to Dr. Garner. She is actively involved in her home church, and has volunteered on several LHSON mission trips to India.
Articles and Presentations
Dr. Garner’s primary research interest involves the study of nurse out-migration, particularly nurses who migrate from low and middle income countries to practice nursing in wealthier nations. Her most recent work includes a focus on nurse out-migration from India. Her secondary interests include outcomes for patients with heart failure and sleep disordered breathing and teaching and learning strategies for undergraduate students. All of this research has led to thousands of dollars in grant money and numerous publications. A few of her publications can be seen below:
Garner, S. L., Prater, L. S., Putturaj, M., & Raj, L. (2014). Perceived rewards of
nursing among Christian nursing students in Bangalore, India. Journal of Religion & 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
Garner, S. L. (In Press). Patients’ share spiritual supports with undergraduate nursing students through storytelling. Journal of Christian Nursing.
Garner, S.L. (2014). Photovoice as a teaching and learning strategy for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 34(10), 1273-1275. doi:10.1016/j.net.2014.03.019.
Garner, S. L. & Faucher, M. A. (2014). Perceived challenges and supports experienced by the family caregiver of the older adult: A photovoice study. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 31(2), 63-74. doi:10.1080/07370016.2014.901070
Garner, S. L. & Traverse, R. D. (2014). Use of an evidence-based protocol to screen for sleep- disordered breathing in a heart failure disease management clinic. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(3), 230-236. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000047
Garner, S. L. & Traverse, R. D. (2013). Health behavior and adherence to treatment for sleep breathing disorder in the patient with heart failure. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 30(3), 119-128. doi:10.1080/07370016.2013.806697
Garner, S. L. (2013). Picture this! Using photovoice to facilitate cultural competence in students. Journal of Christian Nursing, 30(3), 155-157. doi:10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31829493a0
Garner, S. L. (2013). In HESI comprehensive review for the NCLEX RN examination. (4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S. L. (2003-2014). Case studies for the RN and LVN. Elsevier Publishing. Retrieved from https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/store?role=facultycontent_main:4242