Directory & Faculty Profiles

Francine Nelson, PhD

My professional background consists of comprehensive experience within the healthcare industry, in regulatory and compliance, clinical studies and research coordination, clinical management and training, and academic practice and leadership capacities. I have worked as an investigator for state and federal compliance, educator in higher education, full-time researcher, faculty member, research consultant, and campus programs chair. I am a retired commander of the U.S. Navy, where I served in various capacities, ranging from Senior Nurse to Head of Ambulatory Pediatric Nursing, Emergency and Ambulatory Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing Departments, and Nursing Research Department. I have served on various health care and education governing bodies and councils including Institutional Review Boards. My area of research includes pain, pain management, activity and sleep, and aging populations.

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Scholarship & Research

Associate Faculty
Dissertation Chair
Committee Member
Associate Dean of Instruction
Nursing PhD
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies