Skip to Content

College of Nursing


Faculty and Staff

Alicia K. Ribar, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Title: Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing
E-mail: ribara@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-4889
Fax: 803-777-0550
Office:

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 514
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 

Resources:
profile

Background

She has practiced professional nursing for 26 years, and has over 20 years of advanced practice nursing experience. She began her career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Toledo, Medical College of Ohio, and subsequently worked in a variety of clinical settings and roles. In 1998, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Wright State University becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is recognized as an Advance Practice Nurse by the Ohio and South Carolina Boards of Nursing. In 2012, she completed her PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University concentrating in Epidemiology and transcultural health disparities. She has had active clinical practices in both acute care and primary care pediatric/family practice settings.

Teaching

Dr. Ribar joined the University of South Carolina in 2016. Prior to that she had taught at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio where she was a tenured Associate professor and served at the Director of the RN/MSN programs and the Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs. 

Research

University of South Carolina – College of Nursing Funds for Preparatory Work  - Parent and Child Perceptions of Body Mass Index – Dr. Alicia Ribar, Dr. Robin Estranda and Dr. Mary Foster-Cox - $5000.00 - 2017.

Otterbein Sabbatical Leaves Committee Funding – Development of a Clinical Practice Partnership - $2700.00 - 2016.

Otterbein University Faculty Development Research Grant – The Association of Body Weight Perception, BMI Understanding and Measured BMI in Adolescents, $1500.00 -2013. 

Otterbein University Faculty Development Research Grant – The Meaning and Experiences of Healthy Eating in Mexican American Children, $1000.00 -2011. 

Otterbein University Sabbatical Leaves Committee Funding - The Meaning and Experiences of Healthy Eating in Mexican American Children, $1000.00 -2010. 

Ohio Learning Community Grant for research of Teaching Strategies in Undergraduate Pediatrics, PI, Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Funding $10,000 - 2007.            

Otterbein University Teaching Circle Mini Grant for attendance at NONPF 32nd Annual Meeting Dimensions of the NP Kaleidoscope: Education, Practice, Research & Advocacy April 20-23, 2006 $2000.00 - 2006. 

Dissemination

Haverkamp, J., Ribar, A. & Keane, P. Leadership in Higher Education Conference – Baltimore, MD 2017 Podium Session

Ribar, A., Keane, P. & Haverkamp, J. The development of an online preceptor orientation portal based on the NONPF Partners in NP Education: A preceptor manual for NP Programs.  National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Seattle, Washington 2016 Poster Presentation

Keane, P. Ribar, A., Haverkamp, J., Alston, A. & DiPizzo, P. Development and application of AACN-AONE Task Force Guiding Principles on Academic-Practice Partnerships by a small liberal arts institution.  National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Seattle, Washington 2016 Poster Presentation

Ribar, A., Keane, P. & Haverkamp, J. The development of an online preceptor orientation portal based on the NONPF Partners in NP Education: A preceptor manual for NP Programs.  National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Seattle, Washington 2016 Poster Presentation

Ribar, A. Healthy Eating Perceptions within a Cultural Context. State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Sciences, Washington, D.C., September, 2014 Poster Discussion Presentation

Ribar, A. What is Healthy Eating to Mexican American Children? Midwest Nursing Research Society, Chicago, IL., March, 2013 Paper Podium Presentation

Ribar, A., Understanding the Meaning of Healthy Eating for Mexican American Children and the Nurses' Role: The First Step to Culturally Congruent Care. State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Sciences, Washington, D.C., September, 2012 Paper Podium Presentation

Keane, P, Ribar, A  &. Butz, S. Evaluation of the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Screening Tool (OST) I Rural American Women, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Columbus, OH., March, 2011 Poster

Professional Service 

Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), 1998 – August 2016
National League of Nursing, 2005- 2016
National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties,  2007-present
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2005 - present
Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2010 – present
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2010 - present
Sigma Theta Tau International, 1998 – present 

Professional Practice

Dr. Ribar began her nurse practitioner career in 1998 in a rural family practice setting in Marysville, Ohio delivery primary health services to patients across the life span. Upon starting her teaching career, she joined Healthworks/OhioHealth partnering with Dr. David Henderson in providing healthcare to primary pediatric patients. It was  during this time she developed a love for adolescence and young adults and the special health concerns of this population. She maintains a clinical practice in South Carolina with the Department of Mental Health – Division of Inpatient Services. 

Research Studies (Selected)

Keane, P., Ribar, A. & Butz, S. Evaluation of the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Screening Tool (OST) I Rural American Women.

Ribar, A., Huff-Simmons, T.McKelvey, M. (2015). Improving the Understanding of Primary Care Access in College Student Populations. Student. 

Farus-Brown, S., Keane, P. (chair), Ribar, A. (2014). Improving the Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity in Primary Care. Student. 

Ribar, A., Carlson, S., Cornett, B. & Haverkamp, J. (2013). The Association of Body Weight Perception, BMI Understanding and Measured BMI in Adolescents.

Koch, J., Ribar, A., Chovan, J. Laurie-Rose, C. (2013). Pressure Ulcers: A study of the Awareness, Education and Understanding of Pressure Ulcers, of Adults in the Westerville, Ohio Area. 

McKeehan, C., Ribar, A., Butz, S., Stucki, D. (2013). Are women expecting too much from a diet? An investigation of BMI validation and diet dissatisfaction.   

Ribar, A., Zoucha, R., Turk, M. & Kilanowski, J. (2012). The Meaning and Experiences of Healthy Eating in Mexican American Children.