Kim Crawford, PhD, MPH, APRN, FNP-C

Dr. Crawford is a global public health nurse with extensive international experience in nursing. She started her career as a pediatric emergency room nurse and started taking faith based, medical mission trips. She also lived for several months in Central America where she worked in a rural medical clinic. It was through these experiences that Dr. Crawford fell in love with being a nurse and working in public health. In 2009, Dr. Crawford moved her life over to the country of Georgia in the former Soviet Union. In this country she worked as the international director for a 2 Mil USD USAID grant following a train the trainer module to develop nursing clinical faculty. After two years with the grant, she took a position at the University of Georgia (in Tbilisi) and helped develop and implement the first BSN program in the country of Georgia. In 2016 she returned to start her PhD in nursing with a concentration in transcultural nursing. When she graduated in May 2022 she took an Assistant Professor position at the University of West Georgia. 

  • A.A., Basic Health Sciences, Covenant College, 1996
  • BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Emory University, 1998
  • MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing (FNP), Emory University, 2007
  • Masters in Public Health (Global Health), Emory University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing, Duquesne University, 2022

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Chikhladze, N., Crawford, K. A., Pitskhelauri, N., Lobjanidze, T., & Gogashvili, M. (2015). Implementation of competence-based higher nursing education in Georgia. Global Journal for Research Analysis, 4(5), 83–86.

Crawford, K. A., Jojua, K. H., & Gogashvili, M. (2015). Assessing stressors and coping mechanisms of international nursing students in the country of Georgia. Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences, 3(4).

DeStephano, C. C., Crawford, K. A., Jashi, M., & Wold, J. L. (2014). Providing 360-degree multisource feedback to nurse educators in the country of Georgia: A formative evaluation of acceptability. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(6), 278–2

Wold, J., Crawford, K., & Jashi, M. (2013). Preparing nurse educators in the country of Georgia. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(4), 179–205.

Wold, J. L., & Crawford, K. A. (2013). Establishing medical and nursing education programs in the country of Georgia. In C. S. Holtz (Ed.), Global Health Care: Issues and Policies (2nd ed). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Crawford, K.A., Jakub, K., Lockhart, J.S., & Wold, J.L. (2023). Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of cardiovascular disease prevention in young adults in the country of Georgia. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 1-11, [View Publication (PDF)]