Robin Bartlett, PhD, RN
Robin Bartlett is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. She has been an educator for over 20 years. Her clinical background is in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Prior to entering academia, she practiced in a nursing leadership role. Dr. Bartlett received her academic degrees from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (BSN – 1978; MSN – 1987 [nursing administration]) and from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (PhD – 2003). While having taught across all levels of undergraduate and graduate programs, at present, she teaches courses in the MSN administration concentration and PhD in nursing programs.
Dr. Bartlett’s research focuses on problem behaviors in adolescents. In recent years, she has conducted intervention studies with groups of minority adolescents and their mothers. By intervening to promote the girls’ ethnic pride, educating the girls and their mothers, and by giving the girls opportunities to practice communication skills, she has sought to help African-American and Hispanic girls prevent or reduce behaviors that put them at risk for contracting HIV.
She joined Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) in 1978, while earning her BSN degree. Dr. Bartlett has served in many STTI chapter, region and international roles. Some of the roles include chapter counselor and president and positions within STTI including leadership extern, serving as an elected member of the Leadership Succession Committee and on the Languages Task Force as chair (during Karen Morin’s tenure as president). Dr. Bartlett serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Nursing Research Society and on the Child and Adolescent Council of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She reviews manuscripts for eight professional journals and serves on the editorial board of another.