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University of Portland associate dean Carol Craig named in the “Top 100 Nursing Professors in 2012”

University of Portland nursing professor Carol Craig was recently named to the “Top 100 Nursing Professors in 2012” by In addition to teaching, Craig is also the associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University.

Craig’s passion for nursing encompasses many areas of which include community health, chronic illness, and rural health. Her current research is how families manage end of life care in rural areas. She also enjoys teaching the next generation of nurses to be extraordinary practitioners wherever they may choose to work.

The organization considered a variety of factors when making their “Top 100 Nursing Professors in 2012” list. After a lengthy nomination period, considered academic rankings of represented nursing schools, awards and recognitions the professors have earned, the quality and quantity of any academic publications associated with their work. provides information about accredited, accelerated online nursing degree programs.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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