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Barbara J. Holtzclaw

Barbara J. Holtzclaw, American nursing educator. Recipient Shering award for Excellence in cancer nursing research Oncology Nursing Society, 1990, Distinguished Alumni award University Oklahoma College Nursing Centennial Celebration, 1990; Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Nurse scholar, 1984; National Center for Nursing Research grantee, 1988, 94, Institutional grantee University Research Council, 1990.


  • Holtzclaw, Barbara J. was born on January 22, 1935 in National City, California, United States. Daughter of Leonard L. and Stella F. (Mayo) Smith.

  • Education

    • Diploma, San Diego County General Hospital, 1955. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Oklahoma, 1968. Master of Science in Nursing, University California, San Francisco, 1971.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1981.


    • Assistant professor undergraduate program University Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, director nurse practitioner program, associate professor graduate program. Associate director Center for Nursing Research, Vanderbilt University School Nursing, Nashville. Director research University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, since 1992, Hugh Roy Cullen professor School Nursing, since 1992.

      Postdoctoral fellowship in clinical nursing research University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1984-1986.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association (council nurse researchers), National League for Nursing, Southern Nursing Research Society (board governors), Sigma Theta Tau (chair research committee Iota chapter).


    • Married James Mohon, August 7, 1976. Children: Pamela, Mark, Eric, Kris, Kurt (all Holtzclaw).
    • father: Leonard L. Smith
    • mother: Stella F. (Mayo) Smith
    • spouse: James Mohon
    • children: Pamela Holtzclaw
    • Mark Holtzclaw
    • Eric Holtzclaw
    • Kris Holtzclaw
    • Kurt Holtzclaw (all Holtzclaw)
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