Garner, Shelby

Shelby L. Garner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

PhD Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
MS University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
BSN Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas

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Phone: 214.820.4179
Fax: 214.818.8692

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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., Conroy, S.F., and Bader, S.G. (In press). Nurse mirgration from India: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Accepted July 10, 2015.

Garner, S.L., Spencer, B., and Beal, C. (2016 in press).  A multi-institutional collaboration to promote undergraduate clinical research nursing. Nurse Educator, 41(1).

Faucher, M.A. & Garner, S.L. (2015 in press).  A method comparison of photovoice and content analysis: Research examining challenges and supports of family caregivers. Applied Nursing Research. doi:

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:

Garner, S. L. (2015 in press).  Patient storytelling in the classroom: A memorable way to teach spiritual care.  Journal of Christian Nursing. doi:10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000177

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. (2014). Photovoice as a teaching and learning strategy for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 34(10), 1273-1275. doi:10.1016/

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