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Faculty and Staff Profile

Roxanne Amerson

Associate Professor

Office: University Center of Greenvill
Phone: 864-250-5565

 Educational Background

PhD Education Curriculum & Instruction
Clemson University 2009

MSN Master of Science in Nursing
Clarkson College 1999

BSN Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
Regents College 1995

 Research Publications

Amerson, R. (2008). Mental illness in homeless families, Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4(2), 109-113.

Amerson, R. (2008). Reflections of a conversation with a curandera, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 19(4), 384-387.

Amerson, R. (2008). A Mission of hope in Ecuador, The HEHD Leading Edge, Clemson University, Fall, 5.

Amerson, R. (2009). National health insurance: Advocating a single payer health care plan. The South Carolina Nurse, (July, August, September), 8.

Amerson, R. (2009). The influence of international service-learning on cultural competence in baccalaureate nursing graduates and their subsequent nursing practice. Doctoral Dissertation, Clemson University.

Amerson, R. (2010) Impact of service-learning on cultural competence, Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(1), 18-22.

Amerson, R. (2010). Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Community Health Course and Service-Learning on Students’ Transcultural Self-Efficacy. In Jeffreys, M. (Ed.). Teaching cultural competence in nursing and health care (pp. 167-171). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Rose, M., Timmons, S., Amerson, R., Reimels, E., & Pruitt, R. (2011). Facilitators and barriers in cardiac rehabilitation participation: An integrative review. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(5), 399-408. Student: Rose, M.

Amerson, R. (2011) Facebook: A tool for nursing education research. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(7), 414-416.

Amerson, R. (2011) Making a case for the case study method. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(8), 427-8.

Amerson, R. (2012). The influence of international service-learning on transcultural self-efficacy in baccalaureate nursing graduates. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 24(1), 6-15.

Amerson, R. (2013). Contributing to family health using a promotora program in Guatemala. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 6 (1).

Amerson, R. (2013) Submitting for Dollars: Playing the Funding Game to Promote Transcultural Nursing, Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 3(3), 16-23.

Amerson, R. & Livingston, W. (2014) Reflexive Photography: An alternative method for documenting the learning process of cultural competence. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(2), 202-210.

Amerson, R. (2014) Research-based recommendations for implementing international service-learning. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(2), 175-179.

Amerson, R., Whittington, R., & Duggan, L. (2014) Intimate partner violence affecting Latina women and their children. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Student: Whittington, R.

Amerson, R., Hall-Clifford, R., Thompson, B., & Comninellas, N. (2015). Implementation of a training program for low literacy promotoras in oral rehydration therapy. Public Health Nursing, 32(2), 177-185.

Amerson, R. & Strang, C. (2015). Addressing the challenges of conducting research in developing countries. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(6), 584-591.

Dalmida, S., Amerson, R., Foster, J., McWhinney-Dehaney, L., Magowe, M., Nicholas, P., Pehrson, K., & Leffers, J. (2016). Volunteer service and service learning: Opportunities, partnerships, and United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(5), 517-526.

Amerson, R. (2016). Moving beyond the “Medical Mission” Model for international service-learning. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(6), 633.

Hall-Clifford, R. & Amerson, R. (2017) From Guidelines to Local Realities: Evaluation of oral rehydration therapy and zinc supplementation in Guatemala. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, 41, 1-6.

Amerson, R. (2017). Community-Oriented Nursing Simulation Day. Nurse Educator, 42(4), 168-170.

Amerson, R., Miller, L., Glatt, M., Ramsey, K., & Baker, J. (2017). Assessment of Anemia Levels in Infants and Children in High Altitude Peru. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(7), 87-95. Students: Kate Ramsey & Jenna Baker

Lang-Balde, R. & Amerson, R. (In Press) Culture and Birth Outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Literature. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Student: Rachel Lang-Balde

Amerson, R. (In Press). Culture and Cultural Awareness. In D. Cooper and J. Cooper (Eds.), Palliative Care within Mental Health: Ethical Practice.

 Honors and Awards

Transcultural Scholar, Transcultural Nursing Society, October 2014
SC Palmetto Gold Nursing in Excellence Award, April 2012
The J. Frank and Joan Uhl Pierce Transcultural Nursing Award, Transcultural Nursing Society, October 2010
Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding Abstract, Transcultural Nursing in Education and Practice Research Day, March 2010
SC Council of Deans and Directors of Nursing Education Scholarship, February 2009
Deborah Partridge Wolfe Laureate Doctoral Scholarship for Multicultural Education, Kappa Delta Pi, June 2008


Transcultural Scholar
International Service-Learning
Funding for Transcultural Nursing
Training for Low-Literacy Promotoras
Anemia Screening in Peru