Amber Young-Brice, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Amber Young-Brice
Amber Young-Brice, Ph.D., RN, CNEMarquette University

Clark Hall, 309

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-2162

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Courses Taught

CORE 1929:  Methods of Inquiry

NURS 2001:  Foundations of Nursing I

NURS 2002:  Foundations of Nursing II

NURS 2015/6015:  Pharmacology

HEAL 6101:  Foundations of Learner Centered Teaching

HEAL 6102:  Curriculum Design and Implementation

HEAL 6103: Assessment and Evaluation of Individuals and Programs

HEAL 6104:  Facilitating Learning in Clinical Environments

HEAL 6105: Facilitating Learning in Classroom and Online Environments

Research Interests

Dr. Young-Brice’s program of pedagogical research explores the relationship between the influence of non-cognitive factors, such as grit, self-regulation, the successful trajectory of students, and ways to foster these factors though theoretically derived and evidence-based pedagogical innovations. Her research is grounded in expertise as an educator and underpinned by theories from nursing, education and social sciences as well as her passion for inclusive teaching and increasing the diversity of the nursing profession. Nursing is constantly evolving due to advances in health science, changing patient demographics and economic pressures. Well-prepared nurses who represent the patients they serve are needed to address and improve patient care outcomes and advance the profession. Dr. Young-Brice's program of research seeks to develop and test innovations that expand and improve nursing education and create diverse clinicians and leaders within the discipline. This work is critically needed and is providing a significant contribution to the field.

Professional Affiliations

National League for Nursing

Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education (PODs)

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society: Delta Gamma

Wisconsin League for Nursing


Nursing Education

Faculty and Education Development


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Young-Brice

Honors and Awards

2018  Marquette University, College of Nursing: Faculty Teaching Excellence Award      

2017  Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, Marquette University. $20,000

2016  Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. $150.00


2020-2021 $20,000 NASA: Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. Grit and Self-Regulation in Engineering Education: An Intervention via Community of Practice. Somesh Roy, Amber Young-Brice, Jenna Lassila

2018-20 National League for Nursing Education Grants, Grit as a predictor of academic success among associate degree nursing students, PI Amber Young-Brice, Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award