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Debra Craighead
Associate Professor
Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
NURS 212
318-342-1667
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Debra Craighead, PhD
Associate Professor, Nursing

Education

Ph D

2012, Nursing
The University of Texas at Tyler

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Debra Craighead graduated from Northwestern State University with a BS in Nursing in May of 1983. She began her nursing career working in the NICU at St. Francis Medical Center where she served as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and later as a nurse educator. In 1993 she graduated from NSU for the second time with an advanced practice degree as a maternal child clinical nurse specialist. She graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2012, and is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Craighead is a past recipient of a Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Endowed Professorship. Most recently, Dr. Craighead has been certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Her research interests are infant health and nursing education.

Research Interests

Maternal child health, safe sleep for infants, gerontology, simulation for nursing education

Licensure & Certification

Clinical Nurse Leader
AACN

Registered Nurse
National Counsel of State Boards of Nursing
Licensed as a RN in Louisiana

Awards & Honors

March 2015 Finalist 2015 Best of JOGNN Writing Award.

August 2014  Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Endowed Professorship 2014-2017.

August 2013  Kitty DeGree School of Nursing Endowed Professorship .

April 2012  Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses 2012 Novice Researcher Award .

Courses Taught

NURS 2004HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 2 course(s)

NURS 2009FUND PROF NURSING PRACTICE, 4 course(s)

NURS 3034NURSING OF CHILDREN, 13 course(s)

NURS 4001NSG RESEARCH EBP, 3 course(s)

NURS 4026RESEARCH, 1 course(s)

NURS 4029EDUCATION, 10 course(s)

NURS 4030NURSING RESEARCH, 9 course(s)

NURS 4038Education, 2 course(s)

NURS 5002RESEARCH EBP, 1 course(s)

NURS 5003HEALTH POLICY & GLOBAL HEALTH, 1 course(s)