Faculty and Staff
L. Julia Ball Ph.D., RN
Interim Associate Dean for Academics
College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
Dr. Ball received her Ph.D. in 1997 in Nursing Science, Gerontological Nursing from the University of South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina joint program; her MSN in Nursing Science, Nursing Administration in 1994 from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; and her Diploma in Nursing in 1977 from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas.
- Gerontological Nursing
- Community Health Nursing
- Leadership and Management in Nursing
- Transcultural and international Nursing. Study Abroad Leader
- Nursing Education
- Vulnerable Populations
- Dementia Care
Ball, L. J. (2010). Teaching and Learning Theme Papers. 21st International Nursing Education Tomorrow Conference, Cambridge, UK. (Invited Convenor).
Ball, L. J. (2010). The Dedication of Hands to Nursing: A New Tradition. Poster presented at the International Nursing Education Tomorrow Conference, Cambridge, UK.
Ball, L. J. (2010). Army Nursing: Past, Present, and Future. Keynote presentation at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA, May 2010. (Invited).
Ball, L. J. (2010). New Directions in Nursing Education. Presentation for the Aiken Chapter of Mended Hearts, USC Aiken, April, 2010. (Invited).
Ball, L. J. (2010).Building Cohesiveness at the Grass Roots: The Implementation of a Mentorship Program. Podium presentation at the Mary Ann Parson’s Lecture. Sponsored by the USC Center for Nursing Leadership, Alpha Xi Chapter of STTI, and SC Council of Deans and Directors, Columbia, SC.
Ball, L. J. (2009). Baccalaureate Education: The Jewel. Presentation for Pinning Ceremony Francis Marion University, Florence, SC. (Invited).
Ball, L. J. (2009). End of Life Scenario with a High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation Mannequin and a Standardized Family Member. Podium presentation at the International Nursing Education Today Conference, Cambridge, UK.
Ball, L. J. (2009). Developing Teachers Theme Papers at the International Nursing Education Today Conference, Cambridge, UK. (Invited Convenor).
Ball, L. J. (2009). End of Life Simulation with a High Fidelity Human Patient Simulator. Podium presentation at the Connecting the Dots Geriatric International Conference, Durham, NC (UNC and Flinders University in Australia).
Ball, L. J. (2009). The Writing Portfolio. Podium presentation, Academy for Nurse Scholars in Education Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA. (Invited).
- Sigma Theta Tau International
- Sigma Xi
- American Nurses Association
- South Carolina Nurses Association
- Member Board of Trustees, Wesley Commons Continuing Care Retirement Center, Greenwood, SC.
- Schools of Nursing
- Occupational Health Nursing, Ingolstadt Germany
Research Studies (Selected)
Assessment of Health Services Needs Pre-and-Post Disaster in Rural SC. NIH Grant # IR21ES017239-01--$2,500/year. 6/17/11 to 5/31/13. Consultant.
Implementation of the Video Analysis Tool in Geriatric Community Nursing. Sub Award Health Resources Services Administration (HRS) 1 D11HP22191-01-00 - $173,919. 2011-2012. Co-Principal Investigator.
Wesley Commons Retirement Community Grant to organize a Snoezelen room for residents with dementia and to implement staff education and training for Snoezelen $15,000. 1999.
Rosenkoetter, M., Smith, D., Stachura, M., Levitt, D., Ball, L. J. McDonough, J. E. (In Review) Enhancing nursing student assessments of older adults through the video analysis tool (VAT) system. Journal of Nursing Education.
Ball, L. J. & McGahee, T. (In Review). Hand dedication: An act of caring. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.
McGahee, T. & Ball, L. J. (2009). How to Read and Really Use a Test Analysis. Nurse Educator, 34(4), 166-171.
Ball, L. J. (2008). Dementia management. In Ackley, B., Ladwig, G., Swann, B.A., & Tucker S. (eds.), Evidence based nursing care guidelines: Medical-Surgical Interventions. NewYork: Mosby. Selected by AJN as a 2008 Book of the Year.
Ball, L.J. (2005). Operation beanie babies. South Carolina Nurse, 12(3), 3-4.
Ball, L.J. (2005). Disaster in Graniteville. South Carolina Nurse, 12(2), 1.
Ball, L.J., & Haight, B.K. (2005). Creating a multisensory environment for dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.31(10), 4-10.
Olson, M.A., Ball, L.J., & Hollerbach, A. (2003). Faith communities and their response to disaster. Sacred Space, 4(2), 8-15.