Faculty

Leadership and Management MSN graduate program director Sandra J. Galura has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry in both clinical and non-clinical acute care leadership roles. This experience has informed her program of research, which focuses on the nursing workforce, including the challenges faced by frontline and interim nurse managers. Galura has received extramural grant awards supporting studies examining the role of interim nurse manager and the role of the perioperative manager in quality improvement, and her findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences at the local, state and national level. Galura is a regular contributor to the “Continuing the Conversation” feature of Nursing Administration Quarterly and serves as a peer reviewer for several journals. Her extensive service on medical mission trips to Mexico, Peru, Ethiopia and the Philippines has been recognized by the UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter with an award for Outstanding Community Service.

Education
  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Central Florida
  • BSN, Troy University
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing
  • Reviewer, Nursing Administration Quarterly
  • Reviewer, Journal of Religion and Health
  • Reviewer, Journal of Nursing Management
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter, 2018
Selected Professional Activities
  • Membership Committee Co-Chair, Association of Leadership Science in Nursing
  • Secretary and Seminar Planning Committee Member, Florida Society of Perianesthesia Nurses
  • Faculty Liaison, UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter
  • Standards and Guidelines Strategic Workgroup Member, Research Committee Member, Abstract Reviewer, American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing

Expertise & Research

Expertise
  • Leadership / Management
  • Mixed Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes