Donna Gullette, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., Receives Outstanding Woman Faculty Award

By ChaseYavondaC

Gullette, who is also director of the college’s Master of Nursing Science (M.N.Sc.) program, was recognized April 28 at the caucus’ annual dinner.

“Dr. Gullette truly demonstrates the essence of an outstanding nurse and an outstanding woman faculty by leading by example in her administrative duties, faculty role and clinical practice,” said Sara L.  Jones, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, in her nominating letter for Gullette. “She is committed to the mission and integrity of the college and university.”

Gullette came to UAMS in 2005 as an associate professor in the College of Nursing’s M.N.Sc. program and became a professor in 2009. She’s served as associate dean for practice and director of the M.N.Sc. program at UAMS since 2011.

Gullette has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and lectured internationally. She’s served as principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple studies on topics including the reduction of sexual risk behaviors among rural African-American cocaine users and the alcohol use and HIV risk behaviors in college students.

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