Alice J. Haines

Assistant Professor
Acute & Tertiary Care


My area of research interest lies in decreasing stress and anxiety in caregivers of lung transplant patients. For my DNP capstone project, I examined the impact of mindfulness meditation on stress among family caregivers and found that those who watched the entire training DVD and practiced the exercises demonstrated a significant reduction in their stress and anxiety. I am planning to pursue evaluation of this intervention in a larger population. Assisting this population continues to be my passion.

Clinical Emphasis

Have been a staff nurse in med-surg nursing and critical care, as well as a head nurse, supervisor, patient educator, and staff development instructor. Selected to serve as an item writer and reviewer for the NCLEX-RN examination for several years.


I have more than 23 years’ experience in nursing education, and more than 30 years in nursing.


Member, PSNA, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Kappa Gamma, international Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) , the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and Pitt Nursing Alumni (currently serving as the post-baccalaureate representative)