Ann Graves, PhD, RN
Dr. Graves received her B.S in Nursing from The Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama in 1979. She earned her M.S. degree in Nursing of Adults from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1983 and her PhD in Clinical Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi in 2007. Dr. Graves is responsible for providing classroom, on-line, and clinical instruction in the undergraduate and RN Mobility nursing programs. She has worked and taught extensively in critical care and cardiovascular nursing since 1981. She has been the recipient of National League of Nursing, Excellence in Teaching Award 2004 for Nursing Clinical Decisions: Patient Outcomes, Sigma Theta Tau Pinnacle Award for Region 8: Computer-Based Professional Education Technology Award for Nursing Clinical Decisions: Patient Outcomes, and a Finalist for the 2008 Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award sponsored by the Counsel of Cardiovascular Nursing; American Heart Association. Dr. Graves is presently on the Editorial Board for Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care and has served as a nursing consultant for over 15 years. Clinical research interest and publications have focused on: Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; rural health disparities and geographical access; Geographical Information Systems and mapping of health issues; Human Patient Simulation use in teaching cardiovascular nursing; and evidence-based nursing practice. Professional memberships include the American Heart Association, Council of Cardiovascular Nursing, National League of Nursing, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, and Southern Nursing Research Society.