Darrell Spurlock Jr webBio

Dr. Darrell Spurlock, Jr. is a nurse researcher and Associate Professor of Nursing at Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Spurlock teaches courses on research methods, statistics/data analysis, quality improvement and patient safety, EBP, and education-related topics. Dr. Spurlock has many active research projects, including funded research to develop a new measure of EBP knowledge among nurses and a study of the relationships between nurse staffing and timeliness of pain medication administration in the emergency department.

Outside of nursing-related topics, Dr. Spurlock enjoys learning about technology, leadership and professional development, and spending time outside (but never enough) with his dog. Dr. Spurlock lives near Columbus, Ohio with his wife who is also a nurse.


Dr. Spurlock’s current CV (PDF).


PhD, MS: Psychology
MSN: Nursing Administration
BSN: Nursing


Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Indiana University School of Nursing
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Research Interest Areas

Evidence-based practice
Competence development
Nursing education


Dr. Spurlock is available for consulting work in the following areas:

  • Measurement, assessment, & evaluation of educational and health programs
  • Evidence-based practice integration into curricula and practice environments
  • Quality & patient safety evaluation and improvement
  • Dissertation & thesis advisement, editing, and data analysis

If you have questions for Dr. Spurlock, he can be reached by email here or by phone at 614-656-2202.