Pam A. McGranahan, DNP, RN

Position title: Clinical Professor


Phone: 608-263-5337

4131 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Pam McGranahan

DNP, University of Wisconsin-Madison in: Psychiatric Mental Health, 2012
Epidemiology in Action: Biostatistics for Public Health Practitioners, Emory University/Centers for Disease Control, 2010
Principles and Approaches in Community-Based Participatory Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison in: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2004
BS, University of Iowa in: Nursing, 1986

Pam is nationally board-certified as an advanced practice public health nurse and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (adult). Prior to serving in her current role, Dr. McGranahan enjoyed a rich career in practice that included nearly 30 years of emergency room and public health nursing, coordination of patient education, and nursing leadership. Pam is a UW-Madison Teaching Academy fellow and a two-term elected member of the Teaching Academy Executive Committee. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Group for the UW-Madison Center for Teaching Learning and Mentorship (CTLM). She is a Clinical Professor with the School of Nursing and the former Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Clinical Scholarship focus areas

Teaching and Learning

  • Develop thinking and universal design to promote inclusive course development
  • Use of structured discussion techniques to promote engagement and critical thinking
  • Strategies to sustain and capitalize on academic practice partnerships
  • Curriculum design and evaluation for effectiveness and alignment with quality standards

Professional Practice and Education

  • Integration of public health perspectives in clinical care
  • Equitable, person-centered approaches to health promotion
  • Lifelong impacts of childhood adversity and trauma on well-being and behavior
  • Trauma-informed Practice
  • Quality Improvement and the role of DNP-prepared nurses in leading change

Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Participatory photomapping
  • Collaborative community assessment
  • Community-based health promotion

Teaching and Learning   Professional Practice and Education   Community Outreach and Engagement

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