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Malinda Whitlow

Associate Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner
UVA Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
225 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
DNP-to-PhD Program: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Nursing Practice: UVA
Master of Science in Nursing - FNP: UVA
RN-BSN: UVA
Associate of Applied Science: Central Texas College
Biography

Dr. Malinda L. Whitlow, DNP, FNP-BC is a triple `Hoo (having earned a DNP, MSN and BSN at UVA, and a current member of the Raven Society and of the Beta Kappa chapter of Sigma nursing honor society. She is also the UVA Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director and has published research focusing on team-based learning and integrating technology to improve interprofessional communication at the bedside.

Malinda comes to us from George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she had been an assistant professor for 6-1/2 years, and where she directed the nursing school’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program for the last four years.

At George Washington University, Malinda’s teaching and mentoring roles were expansive: she taught both medical-surgical and community health courses, labs and clinicals, as well as pharmacology and health assessment classes. She oversaw undergraduates’ clinical care at inpatient, long-term care and community sites, mentored students completing capstone projects, and led clinical trips to global sites in both Haiti and Ecuador.

In her academic career, Malinda has been an administrative leader, too. As ABSN program director and interim assistant dean of the nursing school’s undergraduate division, she developed programs and led revisions of curricula, participated in budget planning, program assessment, and launched and oversaw new student tutoring and mentorship programs. As a faculty member, Malinda was repeatedly tapped to serve on a variety of university and nursing committees, including ones related to interprofessional education, research, healthy work environments, diversity and faculty workload.

Currently a family nurse practitioner at UVA Health’s Employee Health Same Day Clinic, Malinda – a native of Texas – earned George Washington Nursing’s Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring and Advising award in 2017, its Excellence in Student Life Award in 2015, and was a Sigma Nursing Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar from 2016-17.

She is an alumna of the Sigma Faculty Nurse Leadership Academy (2016-2017), a Virginia Nurses Association “40 Under 40” awardee (2015), a University of Virginia Health System Magnet Champion (2004-2011), and winner of University of Virginia's Preceptor of the Year (2005).

NUIP 2430: Pharmacology and Clinical Management I
Credits: 3
Principles of Pharmacology I provides the student with foundational concepts of pharmacology with emphasis on application to nursing practice. General principles of pharmacology, interprofessional practice, and therapeutic implications of major drug categories are presented and applied across the lifespan and with cultural/global context.
NUIP 3430: Pharmacology and Clinical Management II
Credits: 3
Pharmacology and Clinical Management II builds upon the foundational concepts presented in Pharmacology and Clinical Management I with emphasis on mechanisms of action and application to nursing practice. General principles of pharmacology, interprofessional practice, and therapeutic implications of major drug categories are presented and applied across the lifespan and with cultural/global context.
NUIP 4311: Research, Ethics, Advocacy, and Leadership
Credits: 2
REAL III seminar is the 3rd of a series of three-core course that provides the foundational & theoretical principles of research/scholarship, ethics, advocacy/roles, & leadership. Nursing students will examine the structural, functional, financial & effectiveness of selected professional practice & health care delivery models in relationship to health outcomes while developing a philosophy of professionalism, career planning, & educational prog.
NUCO 4420: Foundations of Professional Nursing
Credits: 3
This course is the first course for students enrolled in the RN to BSN program. Course content includes standardized taxonomies, interprofessional collaboration, career exploration, and development of skills in information technology, professional writing and presentation. Emphasis is on identifying and analyzing scholarly literature, critical thinking and analysis, and refining communication skills through written and oral presentations.
NUCO 4450: Population and Public Health Nursing
Credits: 3
This course enhances the student's application of concepts used in population-focused nursing practice to promote and protect health in communities and populations and respond to public health threats. Students analyze relationships between determinants of health as they relate to the health of populations local to global, especially vulnerable populations. Students complete an experiential learning project focused on one community/population.
GNUR 9997: DNP Research
Credits: 1–12
Students register for GNUR 9997 until DNP Scholarly Practice Project is complete.