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Dr. Elizabeth Seaton Nix
Associate Professor of Nursing
- Ph.D. - Walden University in Public Health, 2013
- MSN - Arkansas State University, 2004
- BSN - Arkansas State University, 1995
- Adult Health Nursing
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Board Certified in Diabetes Education
- Board certified in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Board certified in Diabetes, Wound and Ostomy education
- Public health
- Chronic illness
- Developed pilot study for nurses regarding care of the dialysis patient to identify foot ulcers and risks for subsequent amputation rates.
- Engage currently in a research project onpeak and trough levels and nursing behaviors in response to educational offerings
- Diabetes issues: childhood obesity and risk factors
- Hispanic health literacy
- AADE - American Association of Diabetes Educators
- WOCN - Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Society
- NLN - National League for Nursing
- ARNA - Arkansas Nurses Association
- STTI - Sigma Theta Tau International
- ADA - American Diabetics Association
Dr. Nix has been a registered nurse for 33 years. She has worked in many health care arenas. She began her journey as an associate-degree nurse and worked for 3 years at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She returned to Jonesboro and pursued a bachelor's degree in nursing. Dr. Nix worked at Arkansas Methodist Hospital which is now NEA Baptist Hospital as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse. She also worked at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital now Encompass Health, in the PRN pool for 7 years. She was employed full time by St. Bernard's Medical Center from 1990-2004 as the outpatient and inpatient Diabetes Educator and Enterostomal Therapist. She remains PRN for St. Bernards Regional Medical Center attached to the Community and Nurse Education Departments. She has also worked PRN for Home Hospice Care at St. Bernards Medical Center.
In 2004, after completing her MSN degree, she accepted a position as pre-tenured faculty in the BSN program at Arkansas State University. She holds a doctoral degree in Public Health from Walden University.