Elif Isik, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor


Elif Isik, Ph.D., RN


6700 Fannin Street. Houston, Texas 77030


Elif Isik, Ph.D., RN, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing on the Houston campus. She is teaching NURS4614 Community Health Competencies and teaching NURS 5024 Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing. Her specialty area is community/public health nursing and she supervises students in the following community clinical settings. She worked in the emergency room, labor/delivery unit, postpartum unit, and a public school system as a nurse. Her research areas include children and adolescents with special health care needs, self-management, physical and behavioral health of children and adolescents. She had numerous awards for her dissertation study including Chancellor's Student Research Scholar, Doctoral Research Grant, internal small grants, and Outstanding Doctoral Students recognition STTI, Beta Beta Chapter. Her dissertation publication earned the Southern Nursing Research Society D Jean Wood award and her poster was awarded as the first place among on Top 10 Student Poster Award at Southern Research Nursing Society (SNRS) annual conference. She received internal research funding STTI Lucile Petry research grant for her current project. She is a member in many professional organizations and she actively engages in their organizational activities and conferences.


Ph.D., Nursing Science, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas
M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston - Victoria, Houston, Texas
Other, Nursing Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Bachelors Degree, Nursing, Canakkale 18 Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

Research Interests

Children with Special Health Care Needs and their Parents; Physical and Behavioral Health of Children and Adolescents; Chronic Conditions; Asthma; Technology Based Interventions; Self-care and self-management; Community Health

Latest Articles

A School Nurse-Led Asthma Intervention for School-Age Children: A Randomized Control Trial to Improve Self- Management.
Journal of School Nursing (2020)
Elif Isik, Nina M. Fredland, Anne E. Young, Rebecca J. Schultz

Nursing care coordination for chronic diseases in schools: A concept analysis
Acta Scientific Paediatrics (2019)
Elif Isik, Nina M. Fredland

School and community-based nurse-led asthma interventions for school-aged children and their parents: A systematic literature review.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (2019)
Elif Isik, Nina M. Fredland, Wyona M. Freysteinson

Asthma care coordination in schools by school nurses: An integrative literature review.
Public Health Nursing (2019)
Elif Isik, Ismet S. Isik

Students with asthma and its impacts.
NASN School Nurse (2017)
Elif Isik, Ismet S. Isik

Internally Funded Projects

STTI-Lucile Petry Leone Research Grant
PRI-Sigma Theta Tau International - Honor Society of Nursing | $1,000.00 | 2020
Research Grant

TWU Chancellor Research Award
Texas Woman's University | $0.00 | 2019
Research Grant

STTI Beta Beta Houston Research Grant
STTI Beta Beta Houston | $2,000.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Doctoral Research Grant
Texas Woman's University | $2,000.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Student Center Research
Texas Woman's University | $500.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Student Center Research
Texas Woman's University | $500.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Epsilon Omega Epsilon
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas School Nurse Association