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Merilyn Long

Senior Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramB.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Merilyn Long earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi, and BSN and MSN (Clinical Nurse Specialist) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been actively practicing as an RN for forty six years. Her long career has spanned a variety of practice venues including clinical, administrative, research and academic areas of nursing including DNP, graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, she served in the U.S. Army as active and reserve duty for 10 years. Prior to 1982, she worked and traveled in the Middle East and Europe for a couple of years. Presently, she is retired from full time service and serves as a senior contributing faculty for the BSN program at Walden University. Her clinical focus is cardiovascular and renal nursing, while her academic focus is related to advanced pathophysiology, curriculum development, statistical analysis and research methodology.

Courses Taught

NURS 3151 - Foundations Nursing Research

NURS 4100 - Quality & Safety Thru Practice

NURS 3100 - Issues/Trends in Nursing

NURS 8200 - Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 4021 - Leadership Competence in Nurs/Hcare

NURS 4000 - Research/Scholarship Evidence-based Pracitice

Education

PhD, University of Mississippi - Jackson, MS United States

MSN, University of Alabama in Birmingham - Birmingham , AL United States

BSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Awards / Honors

Mississippi Academy of Science 2012 Oral present, , 2012

Outstanding Clinical Health Sciences Graduate Aw, School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2012

Mississippi Academy of Science 2009 Community Co, Mississippi Academy of Science, 2009

Faculty Excellence Award, , 2010

ALPHA ETA Induction, School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010

Presentations

Long, M. J. (2012). Human gingival fibroblast response to GOX/CAT Virgina Tech University

Long, M. J. (2012). Hydroxyapatite drug delivery device capable of releasing hydrogen peroxide in vitro University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC)

Long, M. J. (2012). Hydroxyapatite drug delivery device capable of releasing hydrogen peroxide in vitro Mississippi Academy of Sciences

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