Mayola Rowser is currently a Clinical Instructor and Grant Project Coordinator at the University of Southern Indiana School of Nursing and Health Professions. As Project Coordinator on a five-year Division of Nursing grant she facilitates the provision of health care services by students and faculty to inmates at county correctional facilities. Ms. Rowser received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Southern Indiana and has been working for the past 28 years in various clinical practice settings with a primary focus in psychiatric/mental health nursing. She served as past president and is currently Vice President of District Four of the Indiana Constituent Member Association. Ms. Rowser will began doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee at Memphis July 2002. She is interested in researching the health beliefs of minority people with regards to health care, specifically mental health services utilization. Ms. Rowser is the proud mother of two sons.
Mayola Rowser has been invited to participate in the “How of Grant Writing” during a session on Health Resource Service Administration’s (HRSA) Nurse Education Practice and Retention Program, March 2, 2007. Awarded $1.2 million, over five years, from Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) as the principle investigator for the “Expansion of Medical and Mental Health Services to the Detainees at the Vanderburgh County Correctional Facility.”
Dr. Rowser successfully defended her dissertation, “Predictors of Depressive Symptoms and Obesity in African American Women Transitioning from Welfare to Work,” at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She is the first known nurse to earn a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees in the United States.
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