Faculty/Staff Profile

Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, FAAN
Florence Niedfelt Professor in Nursing

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
tel: (402) 559-6573
E-Mail: jblack@unmc.edu

Dr. Joyce Black is an Associate Professor in the Adult Health and Illness Department. She has taught undergraduate students basic concepts, medical surgical nursing and ICU nursing. Dr. Black has received awards from UNMC and the College for her teaching. Her research areas of interest are in wound healing, specifically in pressure ulcers. Dr. Black's disseration examined the patient and wound factors that contributed to healing or nonhealing of diabetics with pressure ulcers. She is certified in wound healing, plastic surgical nursing and is a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Black is the current President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and chairman of the NPUAP's task force to redefine pressure ulcer staging.


  • Undergraduate classroom and clinical instruction in    Medical Surgical Areas and Critical Care
  • Graduate instruction in Pathophysiology
  • Graduate courses in Curriculum Development and Classroom and Clinical Teaching
  • Creation and development of Individual Skills Modules (ISMs)


  • Deep Tissue Injury
  • Pressure Ulcers on the Heels
  • Intertriginous Dermatitis


  • Member of the Skin Wound Advisory Team at NMC  

Professional Service/Recognition

  • President, National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
  • Alvin Earle Oustanding Health Science Educator Award, 2005
  • Rosalie Yeaworth Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2005