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  • Robin Christian, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-C

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    Associate Professor of Nursing

     

     

     

    Contact

    • Phone: (601) 984-6253
    • Fax:(601) 984-6206
    • E-mail: rchristian@umc.edu
    • Office: Jackson campus
     

    Biography

    Dr. Robin Christian has over 20 years' experience as a registered nurse, and 18 years as a family nurse practitioner. She is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. Christian received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree from Millsaps College; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Memphis; and a Doctor of Nursing Pratcie degree from Texas Christian University. She is an accredited, trainer-certified reviewer for the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program of Adelaide, Australia.

    Christian is the creator and convener of the UMMC School of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Research Team: An Affiliate Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute . The team is responsible for teaching the JBI methodologies of systematic reviews to faculty, students and community partners. The research team is also responsible for scholarly output, focusing on evidence synthesis, to support the global mission of JBI. Christian was instrumental in creating a unique partnership between a Health Quality Organization and the School of Nursing; whereas, the SON is collaborating with Information and Quality Healthcare (IQH), creating an annual IQH Fellowship program. Nursing home staff and administrators are selected from an application process to become a Fellow. Fellows work with SON faculty for one year, in creating and implementing a quality-improvement project in a long-term care facility.

    She is also the project director for a three-year, $2.1 million, HRSA grant. The grant project, Integrated Behavioral Health Program, developed a nursing education program in collaboration with interprofessional teams to provide integrated behavioral health care with Telehealth capacity to individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

    Her passion and goal of professional activities is the elimination of health disparities through nursing innovation. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Mississippi Nurses' Association. A member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau honorary, Christian is a peer reviewer for the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Gastroenterology Nursing and The Joanna Briggs Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.