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 and Servant Leadership in the graduate program. Dr. Garner has a passion for mentoring students through the research process and has supported student research presentations at local, national, and international forums such as the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.
Dr. Garner's primary research interest involves the study of nurse migration, challenges faced by nurses in low and middle-income countries, and teaching and learning models that transcend cultural boundaries. Her most recent work includes a focus on nursing in India.
Dr. Garner's recent research elicited strategies to improve retention rates among nurses employed at healthcare facilities in India. These strategies included the need for better remuneration, opportunities for continuing education, empowerment to use healthcare technology, increased opportunities for professional growth, and improved working conditions and safety for nurses. In response to these findings, she collaborated with a major tertiary care center in Bengaluru, India, a large urban area coined the "medical hub of India", to build a Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence.
* $652,800: US Agency for International Development (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA). Funding to construct the Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India. 2016-2019.
* US India Educational Foundation (USIEF) Fulbright-Nehru Research Academic and Professional Research FlexGrant: Evaluating the Impact of Simulation use in Nursing Curricula in Bengaluru, India. 2016-2018.
* $2000: Texas Organization for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE). Excellence in Research Grant. Perceived Strategies to Increase Retention Rates among Nurses in India. 2014.
Garner, S.L., Prater, L.S., & Raj, L. (In Review). Perceived strategies to increase retention rates among nurses in India: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Research Society of India.
Garner, S.L., Conroy, S.F., & Bader, S.G. (2015). Nurse migration from India: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52(12), 1879-1890. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.07.003
Prater, L.S. Riley, C., Garner, S.L. & Spies, L. (2015 epub ahead of print). Travel as a transformational spiritual event. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi:10.1177/1043659615615403
Garner, S.L., Spencer, B., and Beal, C. (2016). A multi-institutional collaboration to promote undergraduate clinical research nursing. Nurse Educator, 41(1). 49-51. doi:10:1097/NNE.0000000000000192
Garner, S.L. (2016). Patient storytelling in the classroom: A memorable way to teach spiritual care. Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(1), 30-34. doi:10-1097/CNJ.0000000000000177
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.L., Prater, L.S., Putturag, M., & Raj, L. (2015). Perceived rewards of nursing among Christian nursing students in Bangalore, India. Journal of Religion & Health, 54(6), 2164-2177. doi:10.1007/s10943-014-9940-1
Faucher, M.A. & Garner, S.L. (2015). A method comparison of photovoice and content analysis: Research examining challenges and supports of family caregivers. Applied Nursing Research. 28(4), 262-267. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2015.02.005
Garner, S.L., Raj, L., Prater, L.S., & Putturaj, M. (2014). Student nurses' perceived challenges of nursing in India. International Nursing Review, 61(3), 389-397. doi:10:1111/inr.12117
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 that 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
HESI comprehensive review for the NCLEX RN examination (2013). (4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Publishing.
One of four authors for this textbook that aims to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN exam. Major contributions to this text included authorship of over 100 NCLEX style test questions.
Garner, S.L. (2012). A retrospective study of sleep breathing disorder therapies and treatment attitudes among adult heart failure patients. Retrieved from
Online Teaching and Learning Publications
Garner, S.L. (2014). Case study: Age related risks in the older adult. Elsevier Publishing
Garner, S.L. (2014). Case study: Caring for the older adult with Alzheimer's Disease. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2014). Case study: Caring for the older adult who is at risk for falls. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2011). Case study: Herpes Simplex Virus. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2011). Case study: A natural disaster in a small community. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2011). Case study: Bioterrorism. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2011). Case study: Home hospice. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2011). Case study: The role of the school health nurse. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2009). Case study: The emergent care clinic. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2003). Case study: Altered fluid balance. Elsevier Publishing.
Garner, S.L. (2003). Case study: Sleep disorders. Elsevier Publishing.