Barbara Clary Martin

Barbara Martin

Clinical Professor of NursingChapman Hall 304

Education and Degrees Earned

  • R.N., Diploma, St. John School of Nursing, Tulsa, OK 1964
  • B.S.N., The University of Tulsa, 1972
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1979

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Applied Science and Nursing Science (all levels) 2254, 2264, 3154, 3164, 3254, 3264, 4154, 4164,
  • Nursing Interventions (junior and senior level) 3174, 3274, 4174
  • Understanding Electrocardiography (nursing elective) 4903

Areas of Research Focus

Similar but separate research projects have dealt with the identification of denial manifested by different populations. These projects lead to the operationalization of denial indicators, and development and interrater reliability testing of assessment tools for recognizing (a) alcoholic denial and for (b) differentiating between psychodynamic (cognitive and perceptual skills intact) and neurogenic denial (cognitive and/or perceptual system damage, or anosognosia) in stroke patients.

Results of the studies using these instruments demonstrated that denial can be objectively, specifically and reliably identified by interdisciplinary health care providers (nursing, physical therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, or speech pathologist).

Appropriate rehabilitation treatment modalities differ depending on the denial type manifested by the patient. Instruments that measure denial status enable the effective planning and proper timing of individualized management strategies.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, St. John School of Nursing, (1971-1975)

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Staff nurse (St. John Hospital), Tulsa, OK. 1964-1971
  • Instructor of Nursing, St. John School of Nursing, Tulsa, 1971 to 1975
  • Co-coordinator and teacher, Northeast Oklahoma Nursing CE Project (HEW Grant) summer, 1978 and 1979
  • Upjohn Healthcare Services– part time home health nursing staff, 1987-1991
  • Clinic Supervisor, Central American Refugee Shelter, Brownsville, TX

Professional Affiliations

  • National League for Nursing
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Delta Chapter (Charter member)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Delta Chapter at large (Council member)

Awards & Recognition

  • 25 Year University Service Award, SON Recognition Ceremony, May 6, 2000
  • Agilent Technologies University Grants Program award, January 25, 2001 (2 AEDs and 4 AED trainers for University PAD program)
  • American Heart Association (Northeast Chapter) Volunteer Award, 1987
  • ANCC Medical-Surgical Clinical Specialist, Board Certified, 1995-1999, 2004-2009 Item Writer (by invitation) for ANCC Clinical Specialist Certification Examination, 1997
  • ANCC recognition as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified, 1999-2004
  • Mortar Board College of Nursing Professor of the Year, 1983, 1986, 1989
  • Mortar Board Special Recognition Award for Advisement, 1987
  • Nominated for CBA Mayo Excellence in Teaching Award, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant Award, 1985
  • The University of Tulsa Faculty Research Fellowship, 1980


  • ANCC Medical-Surgical Clinical Specialist Certification Examination item contributor, 1998, 1999

  • Auscultation Skills: Breath and Heart Sounds. Springhouse, 1998 (contributor)
  • Clinical Nursing Skills, Basic to Advanced
    Barbara Martin, Clinical Professor of Nursing, coauthors Smith, Duell and Martin's Clinical Nursing Skills, Basic to Advanced and accompanying Instructor's Manual and Checklists. The 2012 (8th edition) is currently being used nationwide, the 9th edition scheduled for publication in 2016.

  • Smith, S., Duell, D. and Martin, B. Clinical Nursing Skills: Basic to Advanced, 4th ed. Stamford, CT: Appleton and Lange, 1996 (ISBN 0-8385-1389-1)

  • Smith, S. Duell, D. and Martin, B.(2000) Clinical Nursing Skills , Basic to Advanced (5th ed.), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health, (ISBN: -8385-1566-5)

  • Clinical Nursing Skills, (3rd ed.), Norwalk: Appleton & Lange, 1992, ISBN 0-8385-1335-2 (contributing author)

  • Smith, S., Duell, D. and Martin, B. (2008) Clinical Nursing Skills, Basic to Advanced, (7th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health

  • Smith, S., Duell, D. and Martin, B. (2004) Clinical Nursing Skills, Basic to Advanced 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health

  • Smith, Sandra. Content Review for NCLEX-RN, 9th & 10th ed. Stamford: Appleton-Lange, (contributor), 1997, 2000

  • Determination of Electrical Axis, Medcom CE program, 1998 (contributor)