Merry Stewart

Assistant Professor

Merry Stewart

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing


Experienced faculty and clinician for clinical focused nursing students across BSN and graduate levels. Previous work experience in GA, MI, and SC.

  • (706) 721-1121
  • EC 5320


  • Ph.D., Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Wayne State University - Schoo, 2010

  • MSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Wayne State University, 1981

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Berea College, 1975


  • RNL State of Georgia, 2009

  • FNP ANCC, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 9192

    APNP Practicum - DNP
  • NURS 8312

    FNP Practice I: DNP Program
  • NURS 8318

    FNP Practice III: DNP Program
  • NURS 8315

    FNP Practice II: DNP Program

Teaching Interests

Graduate NP and CNL courses; clinical precepted courses


Selected Recent Publications

  • Pathway to Weight Maintenance: A Qualitative Study with Church Health Advisors to Assess Weight Maintenance Program Needs Among African-Americans, 2016
  • Qualitative inquiry: Perceptions of sexuality by African Americans experiencing haemodialysis, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Recruitment challenges: Lessons from senior centers and older african-american participants in a literacy study, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Transformative learning intervention: Effect on functional health literacy and diabetes knowledge in older african americans, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Narrative literature review: sexual dysfunction in the patient on hemodialysis., 2006
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Health care promotion with special interest in qualitative research; and in using mixed design methods to explore psycho social factors that influence prevention and management of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and associated complications in minority populations. Additionally, interest in testing creative classroom and/or on-line experiences that facilitate professional health care students and the staff nurses’ knowledge and skills.