Debra L Wagner

Assistant Professor

Nursing • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Patient Satisfaction; maternity nursing; nurse-midwifery

Education

2009 PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Barry University
1990 MS Master of Science, Nursing/Midwifery, University of Utah
1982 BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Houston Baptist University

 

Biography

Debi Wagner earned a BSN from Houston Baptist University in Texas, and held various positions in maternal child nursing and nursing education. After completing her Master of Science degree from the University of Utah, she practiced full scope nurse-midwifery care, both in the U. S. Air Force and civilian practices. She earned her PhD from Barry University, and conducted a quantitative research study entitled “Patient Satisfaction with Postpartum Teaching Methods Used by Nurses”  at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL. She is a member of the nursing faculty and the RN-BSN Program Director for the School of Nursing.  She remains current in clinical practice, caring for prenatal and postpartum patients at the Mayport Naval Station Obstetrical Clinic. Her research interests are patient satisfaction with nursing care and prenatal and postpartum depression.

Awards

University of North Florida Award of Research Excellence, 2013-2014 at the Scholars Transforming Academic
Research Symposium, April 14, 2015
Finalist, Faculty Association of the University of North Florida Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2013-2014; 2014-2015.
Florida Nurses Association Great 100 Nurses in category Nursing Education, 2013.
Northeast Florida “Great One Hundred Nurses”, 2004

Affiliations

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Association of Rehabilitation Nursing
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (National Program
Committee member, 2011-2012)
Florida Nurses Association (Trustee, Florida Nurses’ Foundation, 2009-present;
Chairperson, Nurses in Need fund, 2009-present; Northeast Chapter Leadership
Committee, 2013-2014)
Florida Chapter III of the American College of Nurse Midwives (State Treasurer 1998-
2002; Treasurer, local chapter 2002-2011)
Northeast Florida Council of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Theta Tau (Treasurer local chapter, 2004-2007; Vice President local chapter,
2009-2011)
Southern Nursing Research Society, 2015-2016 Abstract Reviewer

 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2015 US Women and Girls Health Endowment Research Fellowship, $16,000.
2014 Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center Grant, $19,943.
2012 Distance Learning Program Transition Grant, $10,000.
2009 Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large Research Grant, $1,000.
 

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Wagner, D. L., Olinzock, B. J., Pasicolan, L., Lee, O., & Velarde, J. (in press). Patients’ with a spinal cord injury satisfaction with self-care teaching by nurses. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal.

Wagner, D., L. & Washington, C. (2016). Patient satisfaction with postpartum teaching methods. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 25(2), 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.25.2.1

Wagner, D. L. & Hulen, K. G. (2016). Collaborating with an instructional designer to develop a quality learner-engaged online course. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(4), 40-47. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v6n4p40

Wagner, D. L. (2013, December). RN-BSN student experiences at the Membership Assembly. The Florida Nurse, p. 7.

Wagner, D. L. (2013). Promoting professionalism in RN-BSN education. Journal of Nursing Education and
Practice, 3(5), 9-13. doi:10.5430/jnep.v3n5p9

Wagner, D. L., Bear, M., & Davidson, N. (2011). Measuring patient satisfaction with postpartum teaching methods used by nurses within the Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 25 (3).

Wagner, D. L. Patient satisfaction with postpartum teaching methods used by nurses (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 3400214).

Wagner, D. L., & Bear, M. (2009). A concept analysis of patient satisfaction with nursing care within a nursing framework. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65, 692-701 .

Wagner, D. L., Bear, M., & Sander, J. (2009). Turning simulation into reality: Increasing student competence and confidence. Journal of Nursing Education, 38(8), 465-468.

Presentations

Refereed (International)

Sander, J., & Wagner, D. L. (August, 2007). Prenatal and Postpartum Instruction by
BSN Students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of Lamaze
International, Phoenix, AZ.

Refereed  (National)
Pasicolan, L., Lee, O., Verlarde, J., Wagner, D., & Olinzock, B. (September, 2016). Patients’ with a spinal cord injury satisfaction with self-care teaching by nurses: A collaborative study. Poster session presented at the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Educational Conference and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Refereed (Regional)

Wagner, D. L., Olinzock, G. J., Pasicolan, L., Lee, O., & Velarde, J. (February, 2016). Patients’ with a spinal cord injury satisfaction with self-care teaching by nurses. Poster session presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Refereed (State)

Wagner, D. L. & Washington, C. (August, 2015). Patient satisfaction with postpartum teaching methods. Poster session presented at the AWHONN Florida Section Conference, Sanibel Island, FL.

Refereed (Local)

Olinzock, B. J., Wagner, D. L., Pasicolan, L., Lee, O., & Velarde, J. (February, 2016). Patients' with a spinal cord injury satisfaction with self-care teaching by nurses: A collaborative study. Poster session presented at the 2016 Nursing Research Conference of Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large, Jacksonville, FL.

Wagner, D. L. (April, 2010). Patient Satisfaction with Postpartum Teaching Methods Used by Nurses. Poster session presented at the Anniversary Celebration and Spring Research Symposium of Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Rho Chapter-At-Large, Jacksonville, FL.

Wagner, D. L. (April, 2010). Patient Satisfaction with Postpartum Teaching Methods Used by Nurses. Poster session presented at the 2010 AWHONN Florida/George Section Conference, Amelia Island, FL.

Wagner, D. L. (June, 2007). Patient Satisfaction with Postpartum Teaching. Poster
session presented at the Summer Research Program of Sigma Theta Tau
International Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large, Jacksonville, FL.

Local (Invited)

Wagner, D. L. (April 2011). Quantitative Research. Research Conference at Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL.

Wagner, D. L. (April 2011). Writing for Publication. Research Conference at Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL.

Wagner, D. (September, 2009). Patient Satisfaction with Postpartum Teaching Methods Used by Nurses. Poster session presented at the Florida Nurses Association Centennial Convention, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Brogden, M., Lariosa, G., Schwartz, S., Williams, T., McMarlin, S., & Wagner, D. (April, 2008). Assimilation of Refugees: Health Promotion (Lutheran Social Services). Poster session presented at the Celebrating Community-Campus Partnerships conference, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Chang, J., Crespo, J., Sartalamacchia, M., Strong, G., Carson, E., McMarlin, S., & Wagner, D. (April, 2008). World Relief Refugee Resettlement Program: Health Promotion Classes. Poster session presented at the Celebrating Community-Campus Partnerships conference, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Harvey, L., McDuffie, B., Schafer, J., Martin, J., McMarlin, S., & Wagner, D. (April, 2008). Brooks Family YMCA Team Helps Local Teachers Fight Obesity. Poster session presented at the Celebrating Community-Campus Partnerships conference, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Kimball, E., Wing, L., Serman, T., McMarlin, S., & Wagner, D. (April, 2008). A Health Education Program for Developmentally Disabled. Poster session presented at the Celebrating Community-Campus Partnerships conference, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.
 

WagnerContact Information

Building 039A, Room 4148

(904) 620-1478

dwagner@unf.edu