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Dr. Darlene Showalter

Dr. Darlene Showalter


DNP Program Director

Dr. Darlene Showalter is the DNP Program Director at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the DNP program.


  • DNP – Joint programs University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama
  • MSN – University of South Carolina
  • BSN – University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • ADN – Southern Adventist University

Professional Certifications

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist


  • Clinical protocols
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Clinical policies
  • RN orientation, education, and compliance
  • Clinical simulations
  • Obstetrics
  • Infant health
  • High-Risk obstetrics
  • Women’s health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Skin-to-skin contact benefits
  • Health disparities and issues associated with LEP (limited English proficiency)

Research Interests

  • Intrapartum nursing
  • Care of the high-risk prenatal woman
  • Breastfeeding: Skin-to-skin contact
  • Nursing student retention

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2015 – Elvie Swinson Nursing Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, Southern Adventist University

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