Dr. Shawn Pohlman | Webster University

Dr. Shawn Pohlman, RN, PhD

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Associate Professor of Nursing


PhD, Saint Louis University, 2003
MSN, University of Pittsburgh, 1984
BSN, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979 

Research Interests

Parenting High-Risk Infants
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Qualitative Research Methods


Shawn Pohlman RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at Webster University. She has a particular interest in the nursing care of child-bearing families, especially high-risk infants and parents, and qualitative research methods. Her doctoral work, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, examined the experiences of fathers of preterm infants using interpretive phenomenology. Dr. Pohlman is currently involved in a collaborative qualitative study that involves interviews of both mothers and fathers of premature infants during their transition between hospital and home. She enjoys teaching courses on evidence-based practice, research, and theory. On a personal note, Shawn enjoys being outside in nature, whether taking long walks to look for birds and other fascinating creatures or kayaking around lakes and streams in the hopes of catching a glimpse of marine life.