AMT Faculty Member

Bushra Manakatt, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Dr. Bushra Mariyam Manakatt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2014 and Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2011 at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Government College of Nursing, University of Kerala in 1998; and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at University of Kerala, in 1993. She has 25 years of clinical experience in national, international hospitals, community settings and telemedicine clinics in various positions as clinician, educator and researcher role. She precepted many Nurse Practitioner students from several universities. Dr. Manakatt joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2015 and has been teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Manakatt chairs the scholarly practice project for DNP students. As a certified SCOARE (Scientific Communication Advances Research Excellence) facilitator and mentor, she supports and guides doctoral students and colleagues in advancing scientific communication.

Dr. Manakatt is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and several other professional organizations. She is known for her innovative, caring, and humanistic approach to teaching and nursing education, and was recognized for her teaching twice as a recipient of the Academy of Master Teachers, Educator of the Month for August 2021, and July 2022. She received the Pamela Watson SON Award in December 2021 for outstanding faculty educator. Other accomplishments include: Eisenhauer Biegert Faculty Award for Innovation and Humanism in Nursing 2022, Excellence in Nursing Awards for Good Samaritan Foundation as the Bronze Medalist in Nursing Education: Faculty 2020 and 2023.

She engages in Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities. Dr. Manakatt is an Interprofessional Education Scholar Mentor and mentors many students from different schools at UTMB on several projects. Some of them have been published in peer reviewed journals. She completed the Interprofessional Team Development Program (T3 ITDP) by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She and her team created an IPE workshop for students in all schools at UTMB “on lifestyle modifications in managing chronic diseases”. She was awarded Excellence in Interprofessional Education-Educator Award in 2023 for her work as an IPE Educator/ Mentor Scholar.

Dr. Manakatt is a Certified Apple Teacher and participates in the Innovative Learning Environment Accelerating Discovery – iLead that facilitates the provision of an iPad for each undergraduate student and faculty for use in the learning environments to promote deep learning and development of critical thinking skills. She attended training by American Association of Colleges of Nursing on “Competency based education and Curriculum Development”. Her research activities focus on quality improvement projects in IPE, social determinants of health, and chronic disease management. All the digital innovations and modifications applied for the population health course during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic has been published in a peer reviewed international journal, International Nursing Review in 2021.

Learner Types: SON, Graduate (NP, midwife, doctoral).

Assessment of Learners: Clinical Skills Assessment, Feedback to Learners, Exam Software, Debriefing Techniques,  Examination Blueprints, National Board Exam Question Writing; Observed Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE), Remediation, Standardized Patient Assessment, Test-Analysis; Test-Writing. 

Advancement/Promotion: CV Development, Educator Portfolio, Peer Observation of Teaching.

Curriculum: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Mapping, Objectives, Curriculum Design.

Educational Leadership: Education Administration, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Development.

Instructional Methods: Blackboard Courses, Case Development, Case-Based Teaching, Clinical Teaching (Hospital or Clinic), Flipped Classroom, Games for Teaching, Interactive Teaching - Large Group, Interactive Teaching - Small Group, Online Teaching/Learning, Problem-based Learning (PBL), Simulation-based Education, Slide Development - best practices, Social Media for Learning, Team-Based Learning (TBL), Workshop Development.

Scholarship: Ed Research or Curriculum Innovation: Abstract Development, Manuscript Writing, Poster Development, Presentation Skills, Survey Design.

Special Content: Ethics in Health Professions Education, Faculty Development - Teaching Skills, Faculty Development - Technology-related, Global Health, Humanities in Health Professions Education, Interprofessional Education, Learners as Teachers, Procedural Skills, Professionalism, Spirituality in Health Professions Education.