Position/Title: Associate Professor
Address: NB 454, 1210
Dr Holcomb has been teaching nurse practitioner students for almost 20 years. She has taught in all primary care NP specialties and served as program director. In clinical practice Dr Holcomb has worked with school age and college students in school based clinics, provided primary care chronically ill and elderly patients in assisted living facilities, practiced in clinics for indigent patients, county jail inmates, and supervised and provided health care in public health departments. She also organizes and participates in missions to Honduras and Haiti. Dr Holcomb is active in many professional organizations and recently served as first vice president on the board of the Florida Nurses Association.
Family Obesity and related diseases
All hazard disaster preparedness
Health Professional education (nurse practitioner) to improve patient health outcomes
Publications/Presentation (last 2 years)
Crigger, N. and Holcomb, L. (2006, in press, Journal of Transcultural Nursing ) Practical Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive, Ethical Care in Developing Nations.
Crigger, N., Holcomb, L., Grogan, R., Vasquez, M., Almendares, J., O’Neil, E., Lagos, D. (2004). Development of the Choices and Acquisition of Antibiotics Model from a descriptive study of a Lay Honduran Population. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41(7), 745-753.
Quigley P., Holcomb, L., Keller, R. (2004). Innovations in joint faculty appointments report of the panel of visionaries and advanced practice nurses’ recommendations to ease the nursing faculty shortage. Published by Florida Nurses Association.
2006: Service learning in nurse practitioner practice: Collaboration with colleges of nursing to improve patient care. Presented by D. Wink and L. Holcomb at the 2006 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, in Grapevine, TX.
2006: Jump on Obesity in Youth: The JOY program. Presented by L. Holcomb at the 2006 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, in Grapevine, TX.
2006: A grounded theory study of disaster response in Honduras. Presented by L. Holcomb, J. Weiss and N. Crigger at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses 30th Annual Meeting and Conference, Cultural Competence: A Journey to improving health care for Hispanics in Orlando, FL
2006: Simulated Patient Encounter. Presented by D. Wink and L. Holcomb at the National Organiztion of Nurse Practitioner Faculty National Conference in Chicago, IL.
2006: Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Florida Nurses Association, District 8.
2005: AcademicKeys Who's Who in Health Sciences Education (WWHSE):
2005: Outstanding contributions and dedicated service to the Parent Empowerment Training (PET), Nap Ford Community School.
2005: Honor dedicated service to the Jump on Obesity in Youth (JOY) Program, from the Nap Ford Community School.
2003: Awarded tenure at UCF and promoted to Associate Professor.
2003: Excellence in Profession Service, University of Central Florida and College of Health and Public Affairs.
2002: Mentor, Summer Mentoring Fellowship
2001: Appreciation Award, Honduras Relief Efforts, Inc. For countless hours of healthcare to the impoverished people of Honduras.
2001: Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs
2000: Mentor, Summer Mentoring Fellowship
1998: Fellow, Faculty to Faculty Mentoring Program in Community Health, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.
1997: Community Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Theta Epsilon Chapter
1995: Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International, Nu Chapter