WellStar School of Nursing


Becky Shabo

Becky Shabo, PhD, PNP-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing
Accelerated Program Coordinator
Prillaman Hall Rm 3124
Phone: 678-797-2642
Email: rshabo@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Nursing

Georgia State University

1998

  MSN Nursing University of Alabama, Birmingham 1989
  BSN Nursing Universite of North Alabama 1985

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

PNP-BC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

1993-Present

 

   

Professional Experience

 

 

8/08-present

Associate Professor of Nursing, Kennesaw State University.

  8/93-7/03 Associate Professor of Nursing, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia.
  6/94- 2/99 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (part-time), Cherokee County Health Department, Canton, Georgia.
  6/92-1/95 Staff Nurse (part-time), Egleston Children’s Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
  8/92-6/93 Instructor of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Georgia
  9/89–6/92 Instructor of Nursing, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  11/85-8/89 Staff Nurse, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Publications

  • Long, J., Mareno, N., Shabo, R.  & Wilson, A. (2011). Overweight and obesity among White, Black, and Mexican American children: Implications for when to intervene. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 20 (2), 32-42.
  • Ryan, C., Shabo, R. & Tatum, K. (2011). Using experienced clinicians to facilitate clinical education. Nurse Educator, 36 (4), 165-170.
  • Shabo, R. L. (2013). Pediculosis, scabies & tuberculosis: Effects of overcrowding in trafficked children (pp. 281-295). In: Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses, M. de Chesnay (Ed.), New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Professional Presentations

  • Shabo, R.*, Ryan, C. & Tatum, K. Implementing quality & safety through a pediatric dedicated education unit, poster presentation, 2012 QSEN National Forum:  Innovation to Transformation, June 1, 2012.
  • Ryan, C. * & Shabo, R* & Tatum, K. Transforming clinical education: Support & feasibility of the dedicated education unit within a pediatric hospital system, An Evidenced-Based Practice Tookit for Bedside Nurses (5th annual), Kennesaw, Georgia. September, 2011.
  • Ryan, C*, Shabo, R*. & Tatum, K.   A collaborative effort to reshape pediatric clinical education, 12th Annual Evidence Based Practice International Conference: Using Evidence to Impact Policy, Phoenix, Arizona, June 2011
  • Ryan, C. * & Shabo, R*. Pediatric dedicated education unit: The staff nurse perspective. Georgia Asssociation for Nursing Education 2011 Annual Conference, Savannah, Georgia, February, 2011.
  • Ryan, C*, Shabo, R*. & Tatum, K.  Dedicated Education Unit: A nontraditional clinical learning opportunity. An Evidenced-Based Practice Tookit for Bedside Nurses (4th annual), Kennesaw, Georiga, October, 2010.
  • Jordan, C.*, Johnson, A., Mazewki, C., McElfresh, P. & Shabo, R., Sleep complaints in pediatric brain tumor patients, Fourth International Nursing Conference on Children and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Willliamsburg, Virginia, June 9th, 2010.
  • Jordan, C.*, Johnson, A., Mazewki, C., McElfresh, P. & Shabo, R., Sleep complaints in pediatric brain tumor patients, poster presentation, 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Vienna, Austria, June 20th, 2010.
  • Ryan, C*, Shabo, R. & Tatum, K.   Use of expert clinicians for clinical education: A collaborative study to overcome the nursing faculty shortage. 26th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 18th, 2010.
  • Jordan, C., Johnson, A*., Mazewki, C., McElfresh, P. & Shabo, R., Sleep complaints in pediatric brain tumor patients post treatment, Society of Pediatric Nurses 20th Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, May 1st, 2010
  • Shabo, R.L. & Mize, V. Adolescent sleep deprivation: Implications for nurses. 25th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 27th, 2009.

 

Current Grant Funded Projects

  • Improving Healthcare Safety: Transforming Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting, Shabo, R. and Emerson, C., CETL FY2013  Incentive Funding Award for Research & Creative Activity,  $7920, (Funding period July 2012 to July 2013).

 

Research Interests

 

 

Chronic Illness in Children

Sleep Issues in Children

Nursing Education

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

NURS 3318 Parent Child Nursing