Title/Position: Assistant Professor of ClinicalProfile:
Assistant Professor of Clinical at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Saber completed her PhD in nursing at the University of Central Florida and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration at DePaul University in Chicago. Dr. Saber has over 30 years of clinical experience in adult critical care nursing environments that include medical, surgical, vascular, and coronary. Her research interests include the work environment, job satisfaction, retention, and generational differences in the nursing workforce. She has experience with meta-analysis method, and has taught leadership/management and introductory research courses.
Deborah A. Saber, PhD, RN, CCRN
BSN, Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 1980
MS, Nursing Administration, DePaul University, 1985
PhD, University of Central Florida, 2012
Adult Medical/Surgical Critical Care
Research and Academic Interests
Nursing work environment
Nursing job satisfaction
Meta-analysis research method
Saber, D. (2013). Generational differences of the front-line nursing workforce in relation to job satisfaction: What does the literature reveal? The Health Care Manager. 32(4), 329-335. doi:
Norris, A., Saber, D., Morrison, D., & Trompeter, G. (2011). Quantifying intuitions about risk: Comparing public accounting firm partners perceived as “risky” and “non-risky”. In V. Arnold (Ed.), Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (pp. 67-89). United Kingdom: Emerald.
Saber, D. “Front-Line Registered Nurse Job Satisfaction and Predictors: A Meta-Analysis from 1980-2009”. At Theta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Winter Park, FL, April, 2013.
Saber, D. “Front-line registered nurse job satisfaction and predictors: A meta-analysis from 1980-2009”. At the 2012 Florida Nurses Association Membership Assembly, Altamonte Springs, Fl, September, 2012.
Saber, D. “Secondary analysis of data collected for clinical purposes: Lessons learned (Poster)”. At Sigma Theta Tau 21st International Nursing Research Congress, Orlando, Fl, July, 2010.
Saber, D. “Secondary analysis of data collected for clinical purposes: Lessons learned (Poster)”. At 2010 Florida Nurses Association Membership Meeting, Orlando, FL, September, 2010.
Saber, D. “The front-line nurse and job satisfaction over three decades (1980-2010): What does the research reveal?” At 2010 Florida Nurses Association Membership Meeting, Orlando, FL, September, 2010.
Major Accomplishments / Honors
Florida Nurses Foundation Evelyn Frank McKnight Research Grant, 2010
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society