Our team

Our team

Amy Burlar, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3025
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: 804-828-0433
Email: burlarac@vcu.edu


I teach in the undergraduate program. I primarily teach Technologies of Nursing Practice and have maintained an active practice as a critical care nurse.  


My scholarship interests include chronic health diseases in the Caribbean and minority populations and assessment of nursing student learning outcomes.


I am an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


  • PhD - Nursing Education, University of Northern, Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • MS - Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
    Adult Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • BS - Nursing, George Mason University, VA


  • Bennie & Martha Benjamin Foundation Scholarship, 2013-2019



  • “Adapting Participatory Group Model Building to a Virtual Space to Solve Complex Public Health Issues”. December 14, 2021. 14 th Annual Dissemination and Implementation Science Conference. Academy Health. Virtual.
  • “Application of a Curriculum Development Model: Lessons Learned in an HBCU in a Caribbean
    Community”. July 11, 2018. CAHEC’s Annual Nurse Educator Conference. Vail, Co.


  • Schweizer, A. (2019). Exploring the needs of families of critically ill individuals in a Caribbean setting. Proquest.
  • Dalmida, S.G., Hunte-Ceasar, T., Martinez, G.C.B., Schweizer, A., Freeman, B., DiValerio, E…. (2016). HIV risk and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US Virgin Islands. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 7(10), 1-4. [R]
  • DiValerio, E., Dalmida, S.G., Hunte-Ceasar, T., Schweizer, A., Martinez, G., Savinkina, A., Harker, L. et al… (2016). Perceptions of HIV-associated stigma in the US Virgin Islands. HIV/AIDS Research and Treatment, s23-s30. [R]
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