Angela Blackburn


Dr. Angela Blackburn, assistant professor and coordinator of master’s in science nursing program, teaches nursing ethics, evidence-based practice and advanced nursing practice.

Blackburn is a neonatal nurse practitioner and nurse educator with more than 25 years of experience working in academic medical centers, a specialized medical group and hospitals. Her area of research interest includes ethics, evidence-based practice, relationship-centered care, and qualitative research methods.

She was principal investigator of a mixed methods study evaluating nursing students’ satisfaction and confidence with high-fidelity simulation. She was also a co-principal investigator for a Department of Health and Human Services-funded study establishing ethical conduct in social science research.

She has been invited to give presentations at regional, national and international interdisciplinary meetings. In 2016, she presented, “The Role of Narrative Inquiry in Evidence-Based Practice,” at the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology Qualitative Methods Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. At the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's Education Conference in 2015, she presented, “Engaging Students in EBP: One University’s Experience.” In 2013, she presented "Using Book Clubs and Film in Teaching Graduate Nursing Students Concepts of Research Ethics," which detailed the teaching strategies she employs to encourage conversations about ethical nursing principles.

Before coming to UWF in 2011, she was a faculty member at the University of South Alabama where she taught in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. She is a member of the Sacred Heart Hospital Bioethics Committee, the University of West Florida Institutional Review Board and an International Institute of Qualitative Methodology Member Scholar.

She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s in neonatal nursing from the University of South Alabama, and doctorate in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.