Leslie Hussey

Academic Coordinator
College of Nursing
Ph.D. Nursing

Dr. Hussey received her PhD from the University of North Texas in Higher Education and Administration with a focus on Gerontology. Her research focused on medication knowledge and compliance in the illiterate/low literacy elderly, chronic heart failure and quality of life, as well as instrumentation development. She has maintained a research interest in chronic disease and quality of life and health literacy. Dr. Hussey earned her MSN at the University Northern Illinois as a cardiovascular/respiratory clinical nurse specialist and a BSN from Purdue University as a nurse practitioner. Her clinical practice was in cardiovascular intensive care. Dr. Hussey began her academic career began in 1982 as a faculty member at the University of Northern Illinois. She has held tenured faculty positions at several universities where her main teaching and clinical focus was intensive care nursing. Her background includes developing the curriculum and implementing a dual clinical focus in Adult Nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she served as Chair of the Adult Health Nursing Department. Dr. Hussey has also developed an on-line doctoral program and has held other administrative positions. She continues to publish on health literacy and conduct research in chronic illness. She has experience in curriculum and program design, development, and implementation which includes MSN level, practitioner and doctoral programs.

Courses Taught

NURS 9000 - Dissertation

NURS 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation

RSCH 8201 - Quantitative Analysis

NURS 8250 - Advanced Perspectives

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods

NURS 6052 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice


PhD, University of North Texas

MS, Northern Illinois University

BS, Purdue University

Public Service

EXEL Foundation, Board Member - Naples

Awards / Honors

Great 100 Nurses of North Carolin, State of North Carolina, 1999

Distinguished Writer, Sigma Theta Tau International, 1999

Non Tenured Teaching Award, Baylor University, 1991


Frazer, C., Sullivan, D., Weatherspoon, D., Hussey, L. C. (2017). Faculty Perceptions of Online Teaching Effectiveness and Indicators of Quality. Nursing Research and Practice

Frazer, C., Hussey, L. C., Whitworth, B. (2017). In the Midst of Zika: The Role of Childbirth Professionals. International Journal of Childbirth Education