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Shalonda E Horton | Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

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Phone: 512 475-8694

Office: NUR 3.412
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Shalonda Horton received her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing in the Family, Public Health & Nursing Administration Division. She has taught courses for undergraduate, RN-BSN, and AE-MSN students in public health nursing, global health, and J1 skills lab.

Her diverse nursing experience covers public health, oncology, medical/surgical, outpatient surgery, post anesthesia care unit, and inpatient psychology. Dr. Horton was active duty in the United States Army Nurse Corps for over 4 years, and she has served 17 years in the United States Army Reserves in positions ranging from a Nurse Manager to a School Director for training courses (e.g., Combat Lifesaver Course). She was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Her research area of interest focuses on factors that influence dietary fat intake among young adults, personal health responsibility, health promotion, religious commitment among adolescents and young adults, and case management among faith-based organizations.


  • Johnson, K. E., Guillet, N., Murphy, Horton, S. E. B., & Todd, A. (2015). If only we could have them walk a mile in their shoes: A community-based poverty simulation exercise for BSN students. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(9), S116-S119. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150814-22.
  • Horton, S. E. B. (2014). What is personal health responsibility? Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal, 25(1), 5-9.
  • Horton, S., Alvear, E., & Horton, D. (2014). Health ministry partnerships: Creating a Habit for Health. Journal of Christian Nursing, 31(1), 28-33.
  • Horton, S. E. B. (2013). Religion and health-promoting behaviors among emerging adults. Journal of Religion and Health, 54, 20-34. doi: 10.1007/s10943-013-9773-3.
  • Horton, S. & Johnson, R. J. (2010). Improving access to health care for uninsured elderly patients. Public Health Nursing, 27(4), 362-370.