Dr. Phyllis Waters Dr. Phyllis Waters Professor
School of Nursing

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  • Bachelor of Science - Social Studies for Nurses - Mercer University
  • Master of Science - Nursing - Texas Woman's University
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Nursing - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


  • "A framework for nursing clinical inquiry: Pathway toward evidence-based nursing practice."
    Introduction to evidenced-based practice in nursing & health care (2nd ed.)
    Jones & Bartlett (2010)


  • "Creating and Sustaining a High Performance Nursing Culture." (2014)
    Harris Health Nursing Leadership Conference
  • "Fair and Just Culture: Context for Nursing Excellence" (2014)
    Harris Health Leadership Conference
  • "Forming a Theroetical Lens on Nursing: An Undergraduate Journey to Resonance with Martha Rogers" (2013)
    Annual Conference of Society of Rogerian Scholars
  • "Science of Unitary Human Beings: Foundation for Unitar-Transformative Paradigm of Nursing Practice" (2013)
    Annual Conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars
  • "Characteristics of healing environment as described by expert nurses who practice within the conceptual framework of Rogers' science of unitary human" (2013)
    Society of Rogerian Scholars Conference
  • "Building a Learning Organizations" (2013)
    Harris Health Leadership Conference
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