Sara Kaylor

Associate Professor


  • EdD, Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators, The University of Alabama, 2012
  • MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing, Nursing Case Management, The University of Alabama, 2011
  • BSN, Bachelor Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2005


Dr. Sara Kaylor received her BSN from The Capstone College of Nursing in 2005, and her MSN from UA in 2011 with a Rural Case Management focus. She completed her doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators at The University of Alabama in 2012.

Dr. Kaylor’s clinical background includes years of experience as a trauma/surgical critical care nurse. She joined the faculty of The Capstone College of Nursing in 2009; her areas of teaching expertise include undergraduate Health Assessment and Fundamentals, as well as graduate-level courses in Nurse Case Management. Her areas of research interests center upon innovations in teaching, learning, and curricula design, and the role that health and wellness behaviors play in promoting healthy living, learning, and work environments.

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Inaugural Emerging Community Engagement Scholars Program Cohort, sponsored by The University of Alabama Center for Community-Based Partnerships, 2021
  • Co-Recipient of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence Designation, awarded to the Capstone College of Nursing for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education, 2018-2022
  • Lamplighter Award, Sponsored by the Alabama League for Nursing, In recognition of professional service and accomplishments in nursing education, 2018
  • Scholar, Cohort III of the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), Sponsored by the Elsevier Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016-2017
  • Innovation in Nursing Award, Sponsored by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing, In recognition of a faculty member for the development of an innovative project or the creation of new methods for reaching college goals, 2016

Areas of Interest

  • Social Determinants of Health & Health Determinants
  • Rural Health
  • Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Nursing Education & Professional Development

Scholarly Highlights

  • Uniontown Color Run
  • Knowledge for All: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Alabama Healthcare Workers and Their Communities. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2022)
  • A Bridge to College Success for Rural Alabamians. Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE): Summer Bridge Program Grants. (2022)
  • Calories and Control: Eating Habits, Behaviors, and Motivations of Generation Z Females. Journal of American College Health. (2021)
  • Proning Pains: Recognizing the Red Flags of Body Mechanics for Healthcare Workers Involved in Prone Positioning techniques. Journal of Emergency Nursing. (2021)