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Dr. Steven Busby

Steven Busby

Dr. Busby has been involved in healthcare delivery for more than 32 years. He worked as an EMT/Paramedic in the Tampa Bay, FL area for many years. He has worked as an RN in CVICU, ER and as a hospital nursing educator teaching critical care courses such ACLS, BCLS, 12 lead EKG, balloon-pumps, PA catheters and more. He has been a family nurse practitioner for 20 years and has worked in a private rural practice, an ER and in a faith-based community clinic focused on the uninsured.  Dr. Busby has 14 years of higher education teaching experience.  He served as a faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he served as the Nurse Practitioner Programs Coordinator and the Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.  He also served as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University teaching Nurse Practitioner and doctoral students.  His research experience includes having worked with members of the United States Space and Rocket Center’s Geo-Spatial Lab and the Alabama Department of Homeland Security on a first-of-its-kind in the nation, state-wide situational awareness program. He has done consulting work for a Huntsville-based engineering firm working on a Department of Defense combat casualty care program.  He was a member of a federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) from Alabama.  His original research and theory on Situational Awareness in Multi-Casualty Incidents is published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Contact Information
Phone: 615-460-5518

A.S. degrees in EMS Education and Nursing, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida
BSN from Troy University, Troy Alabama,
MSN/FNP University of South Alabama, Mobile Alabama
PhD in Nursing with Homeland Security Nursing Specialty Graduate Certificate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dr. Busby’s primary teaching responsibilities are in the Family Nurse Practitioner and doctoral nursing programs.

Research Interests
The usefulness of the newly developed Busby Theory of Situational Awareness in Multi-Casualty Incidents.
Qualitative Research
Doctoral student mentoring

Areas of Expertise
Cardiology, Hemodynamics, Electrophysiology, 12-lead EKG, Pathophysiology, and Disaster Care related to Situational Awareness

Busby, S. (2015). Insider Insights: Grounded Theory Research. In Corbin, J., Strauss, A, Basics of Qualitative Research, Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications (pp. 81-84).

Busby, S., Essay: Father Time, Tabula RasaVanderbilt School of Medicine's Journal of Medical Humanities(March 2013)

Gross, B., Anderson, F., Busby, S., Frith, K., Using Culturally-Sensitive Education to Improve Adherence with Anti-Hypertensive Regimen, Journal of Cultural Diversity, (2013) 20(2), pg. 75-79

Busby, S., Essay: When Heroes are Human, Tabula RasaVanderbilt School of Medicine's Journal of Medical Humanities (March 2012)

Busby, S., Witucki-Brown, J., Theory of Situational Awareness in Multi-Casualty Incidents, Journal of Emergency Nursing, (2011) 37(5), pg.444-452

Busby, S., Speraw, S. & Young, How Nursing Intersects with Disaster Planning. Journal of Christian Nursing. Peer-reviewed journal. (2008) 25 (4), pg. 213-218

Recent Presentations
Use of a New Nursing Theory for Disaster Simulation; 13th Annual Faculty Development Conference, University of Kentucky, May 2017
JNC-8; An Evidentiary Exemplars; North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association annual Clinical Symposium. September 2017

Professional Organizations
Sigma Theta Tau International, Omicron Phi Chapter
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association

Honors & Awards
Student Nurse of the Year, Troy University, Dothan Campus. 1996
Spirit of Nursing Award, University of South Alabama FNP program, 1997
Outstanding Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Chi Chapter, University of Tennessee Knoxville. 2010
National Professional Role Award Recipient, American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Link:  National Professional Role Video (click for video) 2011
Sara K. Archer Award winner for Outstanding FNP faculty member, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. 2016
Sara K. Archer Award winner for Outstanding FNP faculty member, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. 2017

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