Sabrenda T. Littles, Ph.D., DNP, MBA, APRN, CRNA

Assistant Professor


Sabrenda T. Littles, Ph.D., DNP, MBA, APRN, CRNA

HOU 6037


My nursing career has spanned intensive care, telemetry, emergency, home health, long-term care, intraoperative care, and combat care. I have held positions as a charge nurse, chief nurse anesthetist, and army observer/controller trainer. I have been in nursing for 22 years with 17 years as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs. I teach Adult Health Competencies II, Introduction to Clinical Investigations in Nursing, Systemic Inquiry in Nursing, Informatics and Research in Nursing, Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice, DNP Scholarly Project, and DNP Practicums. During my active duty tours, I saw the need for research on intimate partners of veterans with PTSD. Most research on PTSD focuses on the veterans even though PTSD is all-encompassing, and it affects every aspect of the veterans’ lives including their families. When treating veterans for PTSD, it is important to treat the intimate partners who are at risk for secondary traumatic stress disorder.


Ph.D., Nursing Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
D.N.P., Nursing Practice, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
M.B.A., Business Administration, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
M.S.N., Nurse Anesthesiology, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX
B.S.N., Nursing, Prairie View A & M University, Prairies View, TX
B.A., Psychology, University of Houston-Central Campus, Houston, TX

Research Interests

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder; Traumatic Brain Injury; Incivility in Nursing; Implicit Bias; Mental Health; Mentorship and Faculty Retention; Mixed-Methods Research, Qualitative Research; Quality Improvement Projects

Current Projects

Current research project proposal explores the lived experiences of baccalaureate students during the pandemic, COVID-19. The goal of this research is to discover the impact of COVID-19 on the students’ academic performance, social life, and work life. The purpose is to increase knowledge about their experiences and perceptions during COVID-19 with the goal of developing effective strategies to meet the needs of the students.

Externally Funded Projects

Jesse H & Mary Gibbs Jones Research Grant
PRI-Sigma Theta Tau International - Honor Society of Nursing | $1,000.00 | 2021
Role: Principal Investigator

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Nurses Association
  • Association of Military Surgeons United States
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Texas Nurses Association