Alice A. Whittaker, EdD, RN
Alice A. Whittaker, EdD, RN

Alice A. Whittaker, EdD, RN

Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Nursing


  • Faith Community Nursing
  • Evidence-based nursing practice

Academic Appointments


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dr. Ali Whittaker joined the College of Nursing, on the Hastings campus, in 1991. Dr. Whittaker received her Ed.D. in Health Professions Education from the College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE.  Her  M.S. in Nursing and BSN were granted by the University of Arizona.  She has co-edited a critical care nursing textbook.  Her research interests include healthcare decision making, evidence-based nursing practice, and faith community nursing.


  • MS Nursing, 1982, University of Arizona
  • EdD 2014, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
  • BSN, 1975, University of Arizona

Publications and Presentations


  • Whittaker, A.A. (2015). Effects of team-based learning on self-regulated online learning outcomes in nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 12(1), 1-10., International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 12(1), 1-10, 2015
  • Whittaker, A. A., Aufdenkamp, M., Tinley, S. Barriers and facilitators to electronic documentation in a rural hospital, Journal of nursing scholarship, 41, 293-300, 2009


  • Minnich, M., Kirkpatrick, M., Chapple, H., Schoening, A., Goodman, J., & Whittaker, A.  (February 1, 2017). Writing Across the Curriculum: How Reliable is our Standardized   Rubric? Presented at AEA Reflective Analysis of Assessing Student Learning, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Effects of Team-based Learning on Self-Regulated Online Learning Outcomes in Nursing Students. Poster presented at the University of Marysville, 6th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, St. Louis., 2014

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Healthcare decision making Team-based nursing education Faith community nursing

Current Research Projects

  • Paper grading rubric

Grant Funding Received

  • Writing across the curriculum: How reliable is our standardized rubric? Minnich, M. (PI), Kirkpatrick, A., Chapple, H., Schoening, A., Goodman, J., & Whittaker, A. Submitted November, 2015 for AEA Grant in the amount of $2000. (Awarded $1,809)