TitleAssistant Professor (Brookings)
Office BuildingWagner Hall
Mailing AddressWagner Hall 303
College of Nursing-Box 2275
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyMy name is Alham Abuatiq.PhD,RN. I am a nursing professor in South Dakota State University. I have PhD in Nursing from the University of San Diego in 2013, Master degree in Nursing & BSN from the University of Jordan 2006. I am a Member of the International Academic Nursing Alliance, and QSEN international task-force.
I am an active researcher in the following themes:
1- Stress perception & management for patients, family members and healthcare providers.
2- E-learning in nursing & it's impact on nursing students success, courses re-design with technology, tool development, and the effectiveness of using virtual patient learning system on students learning experiences.
I served as an Expert Witness in California Board of Nursing, and provided legal consultation from 2014 until end of 2016. I am a journal reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau Worldviews On Evidence Based- Nursing Journal, Nurse Education Today Journal, E-Learning and digital Media Journal, and Journal of doctoral Nursing Practice.
Mennenga, H. A., Brown, R. J., Horsley, T. L., Abuatiq, A. A., & Plemmons, C. (2020). Collaborating With Rural Practice Partners to Provide a Primary Care Experience for Prelicensure Nursing Students. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000876
Abuatiq, A., Brown, R., Wolles, B., & Randall, R. (2020). Perceptions of Stress: Cancer Patient and Caregiver Experiences With Stressors During Hospitalization. Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 24(1), 51.DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.51-57
Brown, R., & Abuatiq, A. (2020). Resilience as a strategy to survive organizational change. Nursing Management, 51(2), 16-21.
Abuatiq, A. (2019, October). E-Learning in Nursing: Tool Development for Evaluating Virtual Patient Learning Systems. Journal of Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14(1), 291-297. doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2019.06.010
Abuatiq, A. (2019). Digital Learning in Nursing: Students Experiences with Shadow Health Pharmacology. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 6(2), 6(2), 71-78. ISSN: 2375-8899.
Fike, G. Abuatiq, A. Stoner, M. Dawn, B. (2018). Current Trends and Practices of Intensive Care Unit Visitations. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 11(2), In Press. doi. org/ 10. 1891/ 0000- 000Y. 11. 2.
Abuatiq, A. Davis, C. (2018). The Effectiveness of Virtual Clinical Excursion among Pre-Licensure Nursing Students. COJ Reviews and Research Technology Journal. 1(1), 1-6. DOI: 10.31031/COJRR.2018.01.000501
Abuatiq, A. (2018). Cultural Competency in Ethno-Pharmacology. Chronicles of Pharmaceutical Science, 2(4), 617-621. ISSN: 2572-7761
Abuatiq, A., Fike, G., Davis., Boren, D., Menke, R. (2017). E-learning in Nursing: Literature Review. International Journal of Nursing Education, 9(2), 81-87. doi: 10.5958/0974-9357.2017.00041.1 Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Davis, C., Nyamathi, A., Abuatiq, A., Fike, G., & Wilson, A. (2016). Understanding Supportive Care Factors Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 09/30/2016. doi: 10.1177/1043659616670713 Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Abuatiq, A., (2015). Spiritual Care for Critical Care Patients. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 2: 128. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2015/128 Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Abuatiq, A. (2015) Concept Analysis of Technostress in Nursing. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 2: 110. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2015/110 Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Abuatiq, A. (2015). Patients' and Health Care Providers' Perception of Stressors in the Intensive Care Units. Dimensions Of Critical Care Nursing, 34(4), 205-214. DOI:10.1097/DCC.0000000000000121 Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Abuatiq, A. (2015). How Healthcare Providers Manage Intensive Care Patients’ Stressors?. International Journal Of Nursing, 3(2), 3-10. Retrieved from http://www.ijnonline.com/index.php/ijn/article/view/130 Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Abuatiq, A., Burkard, J. F., & Clark, M. J. (2013). Literature Review: Patients' and Health Care Providers' Perceptions of Stressors in Critical Care Units. Dimensions Of Critical Care Nursing, 32(1), 22-27. doi:10.1097/DCC.0b013e31826199aO Available in the SDSU Institutional Repository: https://works.bepress.com/DrAbuatiq/#
Education2013, PhD. Nursing. The University of San Diego, CA.
2006, MSN. The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
2004, BSN. The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Academic Interests/ExpertiseNursing education
Critical care nursing
Academic ResponsibilitiesUNDERGRADUATE TEACHING
Capstone Practicum (NURS495)
Patient Centered Care Concepts I (NURS234)
Community, Public Health Simulation (NURS435)
Leadership – Professional Nursing Concepts III (NURS472)
Cultural Competency in Healthcare (NURS675)
Dissertation Committee Member/chair
Committee ActivitiesCollege and Department Committees:
1- College of Nursing (CON) Research Committee Chair, (2019-Present).
2- College of Nursing (CON) Graduate Curriculum Committee Member (2018-2019).
3- Graduate Faculty Committee Member (2017-Present).
4- PhD Committee member (2019- present).
1- Serve in the “Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Committee” as member (2018-2020).
2- Serve as vise chair in the “Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee” (ESSC), with the outcome of updating the mission statement and recycle policy. Elected to be chair for AY 2018/2019. (2017-2018).
3- University Faculty Excellence Committee- Chair- AY 2019-2021.
Awards and HonorsHonors
2012 Dean’s Research Award, The University of San Diego.
2016 Internal Grants Honor Award and recognition letter from the President of California State University San Bernardino, course Re-design with Technology Award.
2020 President Recognition Letter for extramural award “Scholarships for Disadvantaged Nursing Students”, South Dakota State University.
2020-2025 HRSA 20-006- Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)- Registered Nurses in Rural and Medically Underserved Communities. The goal of this study is to improve the training and recruitment of disadvantaged BSN graduates in rural primary care and/or medically underserved communities (MUCs), and the ultimate outcome is to increase the diversity of the healthcare workforce. Federal, $3,250,000.00. Funded. (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025). Role: Project Manager (20% effort)
2017-2018 SDSU Scholarly Excellence Grant AY 2017, with positive award $3,700.
2018-2022 Mennenga, H. A. (Project Director PE), Brown, R. J., Burdette, L. K., Horsley, T. L., Plemmons, C. H., Abuatiq, A., Hultman, C. M., Schmit, M. K., "Impacting Models of Practice and Clinical Training for Registered Nurses and Students (IMPACT-RNS)," Sponsored by HRSA, Division of Nursing, Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Program, Federal, $2,751,222.00. Funded. (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022). Role: Campus Site Leader (15% effort)
2015–2016 E- Learning in Nursing. Course Re-design with technology, California State University Chancellor’s Officer. Awarded 2 internal grants total of $24,000.00
2011-2013 Patients and Healthcare providers Perception of Stressors in the Critical Care Units, The University of san Diego, and Sharp Hospital, funding: $5000.
Professional Memberships2014 - 2016: Program Chair, The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Rho Beta Chapter.
2015- Present: Member of the International Academic Nursing Alliance.
2015 - 2016: Legal Nurse Consultant, California Board of Nursing.
2017 - present: Vice President, The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Phi Chapter.
2017 - present: Member, American Nurses Association (ANA), South Dakota Nurses Association.
2018 - present: Reviewer, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing Journal.
2018 - present: Associate Editor, Nursing & Care Open Access Journal.
2018- present: Member, QSEN International Taskforce.
Creative ActivitiesDeveloped two web based Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) webpages to disseminate course-redesign with technology using virtual patient’s software’s.
1- Abuatiq, A. Davis, C. (2016). Integration of Virtual Clinical Excursions in Medical Surgical Nursing Course: https://contentbuilder.merlot.org/toolkit/html/snapshot.php?id=26184150973506
2- Abuatiq, A. (2016). Effectiveness of Shadow Health Pharmacology: https://contentbuilder.merlot.org/toolkit/html/snapshot.php?id=30431631980866
Area(s) of Research1. Completed study with Sanford Oncology Department: "Patients and Family Members Perception of Stressors during Hospitlization", SDSU Scholarly Excellence Grant AY 2017, with positive award $3,700
2. Ongoing HRSA- IMPACT-RNS grant project as Site Leader (10%). Grant is titled Impacting Models of Practice and Clinical Training for Registered Nurses and Students (IMPACT-RNS). Funding source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (2018-2022) $2,760,565). Mennenga, Heidi, Project Director.