Robin C. Harris, DNP, RN


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Phone: 573.882.7969

430 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Maternal-Child, Systems Leadership


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

Area of Doctoral Study

At-risk students and success within associate degree nursing programs

Bio and Professional Experience

Most of Robin Harris’ professional career has been in nursing education. Prior to joining the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, she taught for several years in an associate degree nursing program. She has primarily taught in the areas of pediatrics, obstetrics and medical surgical nursing. Harris’ master’s preparation as a Maternal Child Clinical Nursing Specialist strengthened her teaching efforts and practice at the bedside. Throughout her career, Harris’ main area of focus has been in the pediatric setting. She is a certified breastfeeding educator and has previously been a child birth educator. She has a passion for working with women and children as well as issues impacting leadership and nursing education

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N9080 DNP Residency Project
  • N8840 Nursing Leadership, Innovations and Entrepreneurship

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Website Redesign, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (project manager), April 2015 to September 2016
  • DNP Leadership Grant, University of Missouri (project manager), June 2013 to June 2015
  • Contractor with the Cole County Health Department for March of Dimes grant, “Folic Acid: NOW is the Time,” 2008

Selected Publications

  • Harris, R., Birk, S., Sherman, J. (2016). E-Mentoring for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students: A Pilot Program. J Nurs Educ. 55(8) 458-462. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20160715-07
  • Chance-Hetzler, J., Armer, J., Van Loo, M., Anderson, B., Harris, R., Ewing, R., Steward, B. (2015). Prospective lymphedema surveillance in a clinic setting. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 5(3):311-325. doi:10.3390/jpm5030311.
  • Harris, R.C., Rosenberg, L., O’Rourke, M.E. (2014). Who will succeed? Addressing the challenge of nursing student attrition. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(1):31-7. doi:10.3928/01484834-20131218-03.


  • Sandone, J.K., Harris, R., & Fellabaum, J. (May, 2016). Giving voice to your students and your course. Celebration of Teaching, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
  • Harris, R. (November, 2015). Going the Distance: Use of Simulted Clinical Vignettes for Online Learners; 19th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference, Columbia, MO. (Poster)
  • Harris, R. (November, 2014). E-Mentoring for the DNP Leadership Students; MU’s 18th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference, Columbia, MO. (Poster)
  • Harris, R. (October, 2013). Who Will Succeed? A Multipronged Approach in Improving Nursing Student Success; 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nurse Education and Development, Kansas City, MO. (Poster)
  • Harris, R. (November, 2012). Success for At-Risk Nursing Students; Midwest Nursing Educator Conference, Columbia, MO. (Poster)

Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for the Faculty Award for t Excellence in Teaching, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (2016)
  • Selected for the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge (2016)
  • Central Region Excellence Award University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Program Award (2015)
  • Featured Alumni Profile, Rush College of Nursing (Fall 2015)
  • Recipient of the Dorothy and Luther Christman Scholarship Award (Summer 2010)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals (2007-2008)
  • Nominated to Who’s Who of College Students (2005-2006)
  • National Honors Society Member (2004-2005)
  • Helen Monroe Achievement Award, Lincoln University, (May 2000)


  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing