Biography

Sarah Craig is an experienced intensive care unit nurse and certified advance practice clinical nurse specialist. She has been a faculty member since 2014 at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Previously she supported the school as a clinical instructor and graduate teaching assistant, and worked at the University of Virginia Health System as a clinical nurse specialist in post-operative cardiovascular and thoracic surgery care. Sarah is a ‘double Hoo’ earning both her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy from the University. She recently completed a post-Graduate certificate in Nursing Education from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Prior to moving to Charlottesville for graduate school, she worked in intensive care units in Virginia and North Carolina.

Certifications

  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACCNS-AG)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)
  • Critical Care Knowledge Professional Certification (CCRN-K)

Honors and Awards

  • 2018-2019 Center for Teaching Excellence Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholar
  • 2016-2017 Center for Teaching Excellence IGNITE Scholar
  • 7/7/2014 Center Associate to the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia. Appointment period August 1, 2014-July 30, 2020
    • Mentorship and participation in center activities
    • Participation on doctoral dissertation committees
    • Participation in independent studies
    • Presentations of historical research at the local, regional, national, and international level
  • 6/01/2014 American Association of the History of Nurses (AAHN):
    • H-31 Pre-Doctoral Research
    • Grant for dissertation work From New York City Industrial First Aid Rooms to Southern Cotton Mill Villages: Lillian Wald and the Development of the Industrial Nursing Specialty, 1890-1933
  • 8/2013 Honorary Appointment as a Clinical Instructor in Nursing for excellence in precepting and mentoring. University of Virginia School of Nursing. May 1, 2013-June 30, 2018
  • 5/2010 Center for Teaching Excellence Recognition for work as an Educator invited by the School of Nursing Academic Dean

Research Focus

Sarah's research focus is the scholarship of teaching and learning. She examines how simulation enhances student knowledge, skills, and attitudes in preparation for transition to clinical practice. Sarah participates in historical inquiry into the history of nursing image, practice, and professionalization. Sarah uses a social history framework to inquire into the work and care provided by industrial nurses in southern textile mill towns in the United States in the early twentieth century. She is an associate at the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.

Clinical Focus

Sarah’s 15 years of nursing practice include direct patient care in both medical and cardiothoracic surgery intensive care units and work as an advance practice nurse in step-down and acute care for cardiothoracic surgery patients.

Teaching Focus

Sarah’s teaching experience includes course faculty for fundamentals, medical-surgical and complex care nursing, clinical instruction in acute care for pre-licensure nursing students and graduate clinical nurse specialist students, and nursing therapeutics and health assessment. Sarah is interested in professional development, acute and critical care with a strong emphasis on transition to practice in high acuity settings for new graduate nurses. She aspires to contribute to the learning needs of our students at the University to prepare them for the complex and wonderful world of nursing.

Service

  • Pre-conference committee chair, American Association of the History of Nurses (2018-present)
  • Clinical Practice Committee Chair, University of Virginia Health System, Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO), (January 2013-2015)
  • Central Clinical Practice Committee Vice Chair & Practice News Editor, University of Virginia Health System, Professional Nursing Organization (January 2012-December 2012)
  • Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) (2011-present)
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau (2010-present)
  • Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2009-present)
  • Member, American Association of the History of Nurses (2007-present
  • Member, Virginia Nurses Association (2005-present)

Publications

Journal Articles

Heath, J., Butler, K., Anderson, J., Craig, S., Andrews, J., Barone, C. (2017). Relationships between Tobacco Cessation Interventions and Attributes of Individual and Organizational Excellence in Acute and Critical Care Nursing Practice. American Journal of Critical Care, 26, 53-61. doi:10.4037/ajcc2017373.

Floyd, S., Craig, S., Tullmann, D., & Topley, D. (2016). Evaluation of a Progressive Mobility Protocol in Post-Operative Cardiothoracic Surgical Patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 35(5), 277-282. doi:10.1097/DCC.0000000000000197.

Craig, S., Morton, S., & Nigro, J. (2013). Improving Care One SCIP at a Time: Overcoming Barriers to Postoperative Urinary Catheter Removal in Thoracic Surgery Patients with Epidurals. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The International Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 27(2), E32-E33.

Craig, S. (2009). Above average nursing care: The development of intensive care nursing at the University of Virginia Hospital 1954-1972. Windows in Time, 17(2), 6-11.

Book Sections

Craig, S. W., & Keeling, A. W. (2020). A brief history of the professionalization of nursing in the United States. In E. E. Friberg (Ed.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (7th ed.) (pp. 2-18). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Inc

Maxwell-Thompson, C., Craig, S., Riley, K. & Drake, E., (2015). Inspiring future faculty: Innovative clinical experiences to encourage faculty development in nursing students. In L. Caputi (Ed.), Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (pp. 117-121). New York: National League for Nursing.

Craig, S. (2014). Nursing in Schoolfield Mill Village: Cotton and Welfare. In J. Kirchgessner & A. Keeling (Eds.), Nursing rural America: Perspectives from the Early 20th Century (pp. 53-68). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company

Presentations

  • Kastello, J., & Craig, S. Use of high-fidelity simulation and integrated information technology to promote safe medication administration practices among nursing students. Podium Presentation. Beta Kappa Research invited presentation, UVA School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA, September 27, 2019.
  • Craig, S. & Cieslowski, B. Where role play meets reality: The history of simulation and debriefing in nursing education.  Podium Presentation. American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN), Dallas, TX, September 20, 2019.
  • Craig, S., Coffin, R., Tucker, T., & Brooks, C. Preconference workshop presentation: ‘The Road Less Traveled': Strategies for uncovering nursing history. American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN), Dallas, TX, September 19, 2019.
  • Craig, S., Kastello, J., & Cieslowski, B. Use of high-fidelity simulation and integrated information technology to promote safe medication administration practices among nursing students. Podium Presentation. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Phoenix, AZ, June 20, 2019.
  • Craig, S. & Cieslowski, B. When mannequins didn’t talk back:  The history of simulation in nursing education.  Podium Presentation. Invited presentation. UVA School of Nursing History Forum, Charlottesville, VA, November 11, 2018, .
  • Craig, S. & Cieslowski, B. Poster presentation. When mannequins didn’t talk back:  The history of simulation in nursing education. Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) Conference, Roanoke, VA, July 30-31, 2018.
  • Cieslowski, B., Ackard, R., & Craig, S. Podium presentation.  Facilitate don’t dictate:  Debriefing with good judgement in nursing education. Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) Conference, Roanoke, VA, July 31, 2018.
  • Metzger, M., Mitchell, E., Dowling, T., Craig, S., Tucker, V., & Paniagua-Stolz, G., Shared Spaces: Cultivating Strategies to Attain Inclusivity in the Classroom and Beyond.  University of Virginia Center for Teaching Excellence Pedagogy Summit, Charlottesville, VA, May 2, 2018.
  • Kastello, J. & Craig, S.  Managing the Panic: High-Fidelity Simulation Prior to the First Clinical Experience of Undergraduate Nurses (with Acknowledgement to simulation developer Bethany Cieslowski). Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, DC, April 19-21, 2018. 
  • Craig, S. & Cieslowski, B. When Mannequins Didn’t Talk Back:  The history of simulation in nursing education.  Podium Presentation. Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science Conference Augusta, GA, February 17, 2018.
  • Craig, S.  The Mill Worker’s Lament:  Brown Lung Disease Surveillance Programs in North Carolina, 1970-1985.  Podium Presentation. Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science Conference Myrtle Beach, SC, March 16, 2017.
  • Craig, S.  Monday Morning Sickness: Brown Lung Disease Surveillance Programs in North Carolina, 1970-1985.  Podium Presentation. Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference Charlottesville, VA, March 11-12, 2016.
  • Butler, KM, Heath, J, Anderson, J, Craig, S, Barone, C, & Andrews, J. (2016). Relationship of Tobacco Cessation Pharmacotherapy Options and Standards for Nursing Practice. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Poster Presentation, Chicago, IL, March 2-5, 2016.
  • Craig, S., Heath, J., Anderson, J., Andrews, J., Barone, C.  (2015) Perceptions about Electronic Cigarettes Use and Evidence-Based Tobacco Cessation Approved Strategies. 29th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Poster Presentation, Tampa FL, February 27, 2015.
  • Heath, J. Craig, S., Anderson, J., Andrews, J., Barone, C.  (2015)  Electronic Cigarettes: Knowledge and Perceptions among Acute and Critical Care Nurses.  29th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Poster Presentation, Tampa FL, February 27, 2015. 
  • Craig, S. (poster) Occupational Health Trailblazers: Industrial Nursing at Proximity Cotton Mills, North Carolina 1900-1930.  American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conference Dallas, TX. May 6, 2014.
  • Heath, J., Craig, S., & Anderson, J. (poster) Three-Year Trends with Tobacco Cessation Interventions among Acute and Critical Care Nurses.  Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, February 2014.
  • Craig, S., Heath, J.,& Anderson, J. (poster).Acute and Critical Care Nurses' Confidence in Implementing Tobacco Cessation Interventions, Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biannual Convention. Indianapolis, IN, November 16, 2013.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation.  “Nursing the Denim King: Proximity Cotton Mills, North Carolina, 1900-1930.” Annual Conference American Association of the History of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland, OH, September 28, 2013.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation. "A Force of Visiting Nurses": Corporate Welfare, Industrial Nursing, and Access to Care in a Southern Textile Mill Village, 1890-1933.” Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. Nursing History Forum. University of Virginia School of Nursing. September 10, 2013.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation “Attention to the Workers and Little Children of the Nation…the First Lines of Home Defense”: Lillian Wald and the WWI Council of National Defense Sub-Committee on Home Nursing, 1917-1919.Agnes Dillion Randolph International Nursing History Conference, Charlottesville, VA, April 2013.
  • Craig, S., Morton, S, & Nigro, J. ((poster)  "Improving Care One SCIP at a Time: Overcoming Barriers to Postoperative Removal of Urinary Catheters in Thoracic Surgery Patients with Epidurals” University of Virginia Health System Evidence Based Practice Day, Charlottesville, VA, April 2013.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation. Nursing on the Home Front: Lillian Wald and the WWI Council of National Defense. Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science Conference Charleston, SC, March 2013.
  • Heath, J., Craig, S., Anderson, J., Barone, C., & Andrews, J. (podium). Pharmacotherapy Practices for Tobacco Dependence: Determining Factors Associated with Acute and Critical Care Settings. The 27th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Little Rock, AK, February 18, 2013
  • Craig, S., Morton, S, & Nigro, J. (poster)  "Improving Care One SCIP at a Time: Overcoming Barriers to Postoperative Removal of Urinary Catheters in Thoracic Surgery Patients with Epidurals “National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, San Antonio, TX, February 2013.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation “From First Aid Room Nurse to Safety Officer: Industrial Nurse Training, 1911-1932”.Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science Conference Atlanta, GA, March 2012.
  • Gibson, M, Brown, L., Craig, S. Paper Presentation of: Collaborative project with Dr. Mary Gibson Assistant Director of the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry UVA School of Nursing Digitization of the Caroline Benoist Collection and website creation.  American Association of the History of Nursing Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX,  September 2011.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation of: The Development of Industrial Nursing in the Progressive Era.  Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science Conference Memphis, TN, March 2011.
  • Craig, S. Paper Presentation of the Above Average Nursing Care:  The Development of Intensive Care Nursing at the University of Virginia Hospital 1954-1972.  The Southern Association of the History of Medicine and Science Conference Louisville, KY, March 5-6, 2010.
  • Craig, S. Poster Presentation:  Above Average Nursing Care:  The Development of Intensive Care Nursing at the University of Virginia Hospital 1954-1972.  American Association of the History of Nursing AAHN. London, England, September 2010