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Rachel Pitman

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Ph.D. Nursing

Dr. Rachel Pitman received her PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman's University in 1993. She has been teaching in Nursing at the BSN, MSN, and Doctorate levels for 25 years. While in the US, she taught at universities in Texas, Colorado, and Wisconsin. Her most recent appointment was as at the University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing first as a Fulbright Scholar for 6 months in 2013 and then as an Associate Professor until 2017. Her specialty area is Community Health Nursing. Dr. Pitman has conducted research, worked on policy issues at the state and federal level and program development in the area of domestic violence with Latina immigrant farmworker women in the US. She published the first study exclusively focusing on domestic violence among Latina migrant farmworker women in the US. She was also instrumental in the creation of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, a statewide organization in Wisconsin focusing on Latina immigrant women and their children. Dr. Pitman will be working in the PhD program in the College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing.


PhD, Texas Woman's University College of Nursing - Houston, TX United States

Awards / Honors

Fulbright Scholar, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2013

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1999

Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1994


Pitman, R. R. (2012). Using action research as a strategy for teaching an undergraduate nursing research course. Journal of Nursing Education.


Pitman, R. R. (2004). Addressing domestic violence in the Latina migrant/immigrant community. National Institute of Justice.