Martha Buckner

Martha Buckner

PhD (Higher Education Leadership) Touro University International
MSN (Adult Health) Vanderbilt University
BSN Western Kentucky University


Dr. Martha Buckner is Professor and Associate Dean of Nursing and Executive Director of Partners in Nursing at Belmont University. She has a wide range of clinical experience with adult post-operative and nutrition support patients and has teaching experience in nursing pharmacology, nutrition, and adult health.

She completed a dietary supplement research practicum at the NIH in 2008 and was named a fellow in the AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program in 2010. She has peer-reviewed publications and presentations in the areas of perioperative nutrition support, substance abuse among students, licensure preparation, and point of care technology. Dr. Buckner’s doctoral research is related to student evaluation and testing. She has served as an item writer for the national nursing licensure exam and is a manuscript reviewer for Computers, Informatics, and Nursing journal.


A personal note from Dr. Buckner. . . . .

I believe this one of the most exciting times ever to be a professional nurse. As the largest and most flexible group of health care professionals, nurses will be at the forefront of change in modern health care. Belmont nursing students learn to provide care that is patient centered, evidence based, and grounded in quality and safety. It is a great time to be a nurse and Belmont is a wonderful place to enter the profession.

The most important thing I can tell you about myself is how important my faith is to me. My relationship with God is the cornerstone of my life. My world view is filtered through what I know about God and His grace in my life. I love teaching at Belmont where my faith is nurtured as I teach and learn with my students and colleagues.

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