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Amber Young-Brice, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Amber Young-Brice
Amber Young-Brice, Ph.D., RN, CNEMarquette University

Clark Hall, 309

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-2162

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Courses Taught

CORE 1929:  Methods of Inquiry

NURS 2001:  Foundations of Nursing I

NURS 2002:  Foundations of Nursing II

NURS 2015/6015:  Pharmacology

HEAL 6101:  Foundations of Learner Centered Teaching

HEAL 6102:  Curriculum Design and Implementation

HEAL 6103: Assessment and Evaluation of Individuals and Programs

HEAL 6104:  Facilitating Learning in Clinical Environments

Research Interests

My program of pedagogical research focuses on the need for transformation within the nursing discipline to develop intentional, impactful, and informed interventions that assist students and faculty with overcoming adversity to survive and thrive in the profession. My research is grounded in my expertise as an educator and underpinned by theories from nursing, education and social sciences as well as my passion for vulnerable students. Nursing is constantly evolving due to advances in health science, changing patient demographics and economic pressures.  Well-prepared nurses who represent the patients they serve are needed to address and improve patient care outcomes and advance the profession.  Therefore, my program of research seeks to develop and test innovations that expand and improve nursing education and create diverse clinicians and leaders within the discipline. This work is critically needed and will provide a significant contribution to the field.

Professional Affiliations

National League for Nursing

Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education (PODs)

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society: Delta Gamma

Wisconsin League for Nursing


Nursing Education

Faculty and Education Development


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Young-Brice

Young-Brice,A., Dreifuerst, K.T. (2020) Exploring grit amongst Black prelicensure nursing students.  Nursing Education Perspectives. 41(1).

Young-Brice, A., Dreifuerst, K. T. (2019) Exploration of mindfulness among ethnic minority nursing students. Nurse Educator. 44(6). 316-320.

Young-Brice, A., Dreifuerst, K.T., Buseh, A. (2018) Being invisible: stereotype threat in undergraduate nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education. 57(3). 159-162.

Honors and Awards

2018  Marquette University, College of Nursing: Faculty Teaching Excellence Award      

2017  Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, Marquette University. $20,000

2016  Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. $150.00


2018-20 National League for Nursing Education Grants, Grit as a predictor of academic success among associate degree nursing students, PI Amber Young-Brice, Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award

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