Melissa Craft, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN, FCNS, FAAN
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Outreach and Practice Innovation
Fran & Earl Ziegler College of Nursing The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Melissa Craft PhD ARPN-CNS AOCN FCNS FAAN is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist who is an Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Outreach and Practice Innovation in the OUHSC Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. In addition to teaching and administration, Dr. Craft has a busy research program which focuses on storytelling to help people who are dealing with critical life events such as dealing with cancer. Melissa is also very active in interprofessional education and practice. She has served as Co-Chair of the Research Committee for the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association IEPA for the past three years.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Description: Sepsis is the leading cause for hospital readmissions at OU Health – University of Oklahoma Medical Center with social determinants of health (SDoH) contributing and disproportionally affecting the Asian, Native American, and African American populations as well as those with domestic partners and those being discharged to law enforcement. Health literacy is an often missed key component of patient education. We have created an inpatient student-led interprofessional curriculum that seeks to expose students to SDoH, health literate patient education, community resources, and to…