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Joan Cranford EdD, MSN, BSN

Clinical Professor    Assistant Dean in Nursing    

EdD University of Georgia
MSN University of Alabama in Birmingham
BSN University of Alabama in Birmingham


Higher Education
Adult Health CNS
Interprofessional Education
Certified TeamSTEPPS Instructor

Cranford J
. & Bates, T. (2014) Infusing Interprofessional Education into the Nursing Curriculum. Nurse Educator, 40(1), 16-20.
Cranford, J. (2014). Obesity in African-American Women. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 25(1), 48-53.
Cranford, J. (2013). Bridging the gap between leaving clinical practice nursing and the effect of perceived role strain on successful role transition and intent to stay in academia. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1),1-7.
Cranford, J.S. (2001), Stay tuned for the next episode of pain. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 7(4), 288-291.

Research Interests
Obesity in African-American Women
Role Transition of Clinical Nurses to Academia
Evaluating Outcomes of Interprofessional Education in Higher Education

Professional Service Activities
Chancellor’s Consolidation Implementation Committee
Academic Advisory Committee on Nursing for USG – Subcommittee: New Program Evaluation
Georgia Board of Nursing Education Council member through 2015
Nurse Residency Program Board of Advisors – Emory Hospital System
Nurse Residency Program Board of Advisors – Grady Hospital System
Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors- Past President
AACON – Member
Georgia Association of Nurse Educators -Member
Advisory Board for Georgia Perimeter School of Nursing
ANA/GNA member
Reviewer for Nurse Educator
Reviewer for LWW
Adjunct Professor University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Awards and Honors
Jan Van de Verde Award for an outstanding nursing education in Georgia