Emeritus Professor, Instructor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Ashland Campus
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., SN-SOU
Ashland, Ore. 97520
Phone: 541 552-6226
Fax: 541 552-6055
1993 PhD - The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
1983 MN - Oregon Health Sciences University; Portland, OR
1975 MS - Southern Oregon State College; Ashland, OR
1959 BS -Duke University School of Nursing; Durham, NC
Sheu, S., Irvin, B.L, Lin, H., & Mar, C. (2003). Effects of progressive muscle relaxation on blood pressure and psychosocial status for clients with essential hypertension in Taiwan. Holistic Nursing Practice, 17(1), 41-47.
Acton, G.J., Irvin, B.L., Jensen, B., & Miller, E. (1997). Explicating middle-range theory through methodological diversity. Advances in Nursing Science, 19(3), 78-85.
Irvin, B.L., & Acton, G.J. (1997). Stress, hope and well-being of women caring for family members with Alzheimer’s disease. Holistic Nursing Practice, 11(2), 69-79.
Irvin, B.L., & Acton, G.J. (1996). Stress mediation in caregivers of cognitively impaired adults: Theoretical model testing. Nursing Research, 45(3), 160-166.
Acton, G.J., Irvin, B.L., & Hopkins, B.A. (1996). Theory-testing research: Building the science. In J.W. Kenney (Ed.), Philosophical and theoretical perspectives for advanced nursing practice (pp. 338-347). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Tomlinson, P.S., & Irvin, B.L. (1993). Qualitative study of women’s reports of family adaptation pattern four years following transition to parenthood. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 14(2), 119-138.
Acton, G.J., Irvin, B.L., & Hopkins, B.A. (1991). Theory-testing research: Building the science. Advances in Nursing Science, 14(1), 52-61.
Griffith, H.M., Evans, M., Irvin, B., Thomas, N., & Shinavier, B. (1991). Nurses’ perspectives on a national health plan. Nursing Outlook, 39(4), 178-182.