Alice L. March Assistant Dean for Graduate ProgramsProfessor

Dr. Alice March graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing from Mohawk Valley Community College in 1975. She received her nurse practitioner certificate in family health from Community General Hospital in Syracuse, New York in 1993. In 1997 she returned to school full time, while maintaining a full time practice as a nurse practitioner. Her degrees from State University of New York at Binghamton include a bachelor’s degree in nursing (1999), a master’s degree in community health nursing with a functional role of administrator (2002), and a PhD in rural nursing (2006).

Dr. March has extensive clinical experience in the areas of obstetrics, intraoperative nursing, home care, chemotherapy administration, urgent care, family practice, women’s health, and geriatrics. Her undergraduate teaching experience includes lecturing and clinical supervision of generic and accelerated track pre-licensure nursing students in the areas of fundamentals of nursing, physical assessment, research in nursing, and pathology. As a full graduate faculty member she has taught a variety of masters and doctoral level courses, and has supervised DNP students with scholarly projects. She has also chaired or served on multiple EdD dissertation committees.

Honors and awards include the Zeta Iota Chapter Thesis/Dissertation Award, Decker School of Nursing Dissertation Year Scholarship, Graduate Tuition and Decker School of Nursing Scholarships, a teaching assistant, and appointment to the University of Alabama Junior Investigator Program. She completed a fellowship of the UAB Geriatric Education Consortium. In addition she received the CCN Outstanding Scholarship Award, and was selected as a Fellow SECU Academic Leadership Development Program. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau in 2000. Dr. March provides community service as demonstrated by her membership on the board for the Volunteers of American South Alabama Human Rights Committee.

Dr. March’s research area is related to strategies to promote learning among nursing students.