Dr. Badr received her BSN from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1973; her masters degree in Maternal Child Nursing in 1974 from Texas Women's University in Texas; her PhD in 1984 from Boston University; and her Pediatric Nurse Practitional Certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994.
Dr. Badr started teaching in 1974 and has taught in Lebanon (AUB, Balamand and LAU), in Boston (Curry COllege and University of Massachusettes) and in Los Angeles (PNP Program at UCLA and in the PhD Program at Azusa Pacific University). She is a tenured, emeriti professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. Her expertise in teaching is in Advanced Pediatric Nursing and Research Methods.
Dr. Badr's program of research is related to the neurodevelopment of high risk infants. Focus is on intervention and long-term follow-up. She has received several NIH grants related to her area of research and has published over 55 articles in peer reviewed journals.
PNP, Nurse Practitioner-University of California, 1994
DNSc, Child Development-Boston University School of Nursing, 1984
MSN, Nursing/Pediatrics-Texas Women's University, 1974
BS, Nursing-American University of Beirut, 1973Credentials/Certifications
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1994 - current.
Assessment of Premature Infants (APIB), Harvard Medical School, 1990
Brazelton Assessment Scale, Harvard Medical School, 1983
- School of Nursing
- Doctoral Program
- Graduate Programs
- Child Development
- Maternity Nursing
Courses TaughtGNRS 532
– Advanced Nursing Practice in PediatricsGNRS 590A
– Primary Health Care of the Young FamilyGNRS 706
– Methods of InquiryGNRS 707
– Quantitative Nursing Research Designs
Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm-5pm, by appt.