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Larry Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN

Associate Dean for Academic Programs | Clinical Professor

Phone
901-678-2036
Dr. Larry Slater

Professional Overview

Before coming to the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing in January 2021, Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN, was director of Undergraduate Program and clinical associate professor at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Dr. Slater provides expertise in the design and implementation of active, learner-driven strategies in nursing education; curriculum development, improvement, and assessment with a focus on technology-enhanced education; program outcomes assessment and accreditation; and faculty/staff governance in academia.

Dr. Slater’s academic endeavors include the implementation of design thinking into the undergraduate nursing curriculum; the promotion and integration of flipped classroom pedagogy in nursing courses; the development of a nursing simulation game application examining patient acuity and nurse expertise in setting patient assignments in a hospital setting; the incorporation of standardized patients in undergraduate nursing simulation experiences in both live and virtual settings; and the writing and development of unfolding video cases on leadership and management in nursing, as well as a 15-part podcast on nursing transition to practice, with corresponding teaching materials, used in nursing programs nationwide.

Dr. Slater received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his PhD in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama, where he also completed post-doctoral training examining social support, health, and quality of life in older adults living with HIV/AIDS. His clinical area in nursing was neurosurgical intensive care, with a focus on quality improvement and evidence-based practice. For his work in academia, Dr. Slater has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including from New York University (Teaching Excellence Award), the American Nurses Association-New York (Nursing Education Award) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching). Dr. Slater also completed the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy through Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and a fellowship in the Leadership In Academic Nursing Program through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Dr. Slater is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is an active member and leader in several professional organizations, currently serving as Chair of the Committee on Bylaws for the American Nurses Association, as Secretary for the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, as a member of the National League for Nursing Certification Commission, and as a member of the Steering Committee for Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.

 

  • PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (2011)
  • Certificate of Teaching in Nursing – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (2011)
  • MAc – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (expected 2022)
  • BSN – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (2008)
  • BSCHE – Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (1991)

  • Community/population health
  • Gerontology
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nursing education
  • Underserved populations

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association for Men in Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association
  • GLMA
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Student Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Tennessee Nurses Association

  • Visionary Leader, University of Alabama School of Nursing’s 70 Visionary Leaders! (2021)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2020)
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine (2020)
  • Nursing Education Award, American Nurses Association-New York (2019)
  • Fellow, Leadership in Academic Nursing Program (LANP), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2018)
  • Senior Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2017)
  • Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (2014)
  • The Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2013)
  • NYU Undergraduate Student Nurses Organization, Teaching Excellence Award, NYU College of Dentistry and College of Nursing (2013)

Peer Reviewed

  • Pathania, S., Slater, L. Z., Vose, C., & Navarra, A. M. (2019). Music therapy and pain management in patients with end-stage liver disease: An evidence-based project. Pain Management Nursing, 20(1), 10-16. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2018.07.004
  • Nelson, N., Lim, F., Navarra, A., Rodriguez, K., Witkoski Stimpfel, A., & Slater, L. Z. (2018). Faculty and student perspectives on mentorship in a nursing honors program. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(1), 29-31. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000197
  • Navarra, A., Witkoksi Stimpfel, A., Rodriguez, K. Lim, F., Nelson, N., & Slater, L. Z. (2018). Beliefs and perceptions of mentorship among nursing faculty and traditional and accelerated undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 61, 20-24. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2017.10.009
  • Slater, L. Z., Bryant, K. D., & Albit, V. (2016). Nursing student perceptions of standardized patient use in health assessment.  Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(9), 368-376. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2016.04.007
  • Lim, F., Nelson, N., Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Navarra, A., & Slater, L. Z. (2016). Nursing honors programs: Perspectives for current implementation. Nurse Educator, 41(2), 98-102. doi:10.1097.NNE.0000000000000211
  • Slater, L. Z., Moneyham, L., Vance, D. E., Raper, J. L., Mugavero, M. J. & Childs, G. (2015). The multiple stigma experience and quality of life in older gay men with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 26(1), 24-35. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2014.06.007
  • Olson, K. M., Godwin, N., Wilkins, S. A., Mugavero, M. J., Moneyham, L. D., Slater, L. Z., & Raper, J. L. (2014). A qualitative study of underutilization of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(5), 392-404. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2013.11.003
  • Vance, D. E., Randazza, J., Fogger, S., Slater, L. Z., Humphrey, S. C., & Keltner, N. L. (2014).  An overview of the biological and psychological contexts surrounding neurocognition in HIV. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 20(2), 106-113. doi:10.1177/1078390314527549
  • Vance, D. E., Fazeli, P. L., Ball, D. A., Slater, L. Z., & Ross, L. A. (2014). Cognitive functioning and driving simulator performance in middle-aged and older adults with HIV: A pilot study. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(2), e11-e26. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2013.12.001
  • Van Wagoner, N., Mugavero, M. J., Westfall, A., Hollimon, J., Slater, L. Z., Burkholder, G., Raper, J. L., & Hook, E. W. (2014). Church attendance in men who have sex with men is associated with later presentation into care. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 58(2), 295-299. doi:10.1093/cid/cit689
  • Vance, D. E., Fazeli, P. L., Grant, J. S., Slater, L. Z., & Raper, J. L. (2013). The role of neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve in aging with HIV: Recommendations for cognitive protection and rehabilitation. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 45(5), 306-316. doi:10.1097/JNN.0b013e31829d8b29
  • Slater, L. Z., Moneyham, L., Vance, D. E., Raper, J. L., Mugavero, M. J., & Childs, G. (2013). Support, stigma, health, coping, and quality of life in older gay men with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24(1), 38-49. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2012.02.006
  • Sartori, A. C., Vance, D. E., Slater, L. Z., Crowe, M., (2012). The impact of inflammation on cognitive function in older adults: Implications for Health Care Practice and Research. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44(4), 206-217. doi:10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182527690
  • Fazeli, P. L., Marceaux, J. C., Vance, D. E., Slater, L., & Long, C. A. (2011). Predictors of cognition in adults with HIV: Implications for nursing practice and research. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 43(1), 36-50.  doi:10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182029790

Books, Book Chapters and Entries

  • Slater, L. Z. (2018). HIV, AIDS, and aging. In E. A. Capezuti, M. L. Malone, D. S. Gardner, A. Khan, & S. L. Baumann (Eds.), The encyclopedia of elder care: The comprehensive resource on geriatric health and social care (4th ed.) (pp. 364-366). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Lim, F., & Slater L. Z. (2016). Perioperative care of the older adult. In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, T. Fulmer, & D. Zwicker (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (5th Ed.) (pp. 537-557). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Slater L. Z., & Lim, F. (2016). General surgical care of the older adult. In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, T. Fulmer, & D. Zwicker (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (5th Ed.) (pp. 559-589). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Lim, F., Slater, L. Z., & Buckner, E. B. (2015). Honors programs. In M. J. Smith, R. D. Carpenter, & J. J. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Education (pp. 182-185). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Invited Publications

Slater, L. Z. (2016). Teaching with cases: Strategies for active learning in and out of the classroom. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Other Non-Refereed Publications

  • Slater, L. Z. (2019). Focused nursing education to enhance the profession. NYU Nursing, 17(2), 16.
  • Slater, L. Z. (2016). NFLA: Exactly what I needed as a nurse educator and leader. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 42(2). Retrieved from http://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/Pages/Vol42_2_STTI_NFLA_Slater.aspx
  • Van Wagoner, N., Mugavero, M. J., Westfall, A., Slater, L. Z., Burkholder, G., Van Wagoner, R. H., …Hook, E. W. (2014). Reply to Rapose. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(2), 316-317. doi:10.1093/cid/ciu263
  • Slater, L. Z. (2008, February/March). I am a [male] nurse [Letter to the editor]. Imprint: The Professional Magazine for Nursing Students, 55(2), 8.
  • Slater, L. Z. (2011). Social support, social stigma, health, coping, and quality of life in older gay men with HIV (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest (Pub. Number 3469099).

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