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School of Nursing and Health Sciences Department of Nursing

JoAnna Fairley


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Sci in Nursing (MSN) - Nursing Leadership and Admin


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Walden University, 2009
    Major: Adult Education Leadership
  • Master of Science
    University of Southern Mississippi, 2001
    Major: Adult Health Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
    Major: Nursing

Licensure & Certificates

  • Certified Adult-Gerotology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • RN Alabama
  • RN Mississippi
  • Registered Nurse License
  • Registered Nurse License


  • "Advanced Practice Nurses: On the Forefront of Cardiovascular Care. " 2015
  • "Leadership: What it is and What it is not" 2013
  • "Increasing Diversity in the Nursing Profession through Partnerships" 2014


  • ""African American Males and HIV
    Biloxi, Mississippi . January 2010
  • ""Lupus in African American Teenagers: What Nurses Should Know
    Gulfport Mississippi. November 2011
  • ""Hypertension in the Elderly
    . May 2007
  • ""Factors Affecting Different Generations of Registered Nurses Attitudes Toward the Elderly
    . November 2009
  • ""ABCDs of Healthy Living
    New Covenant Baptist Church. December 0001
  • "Institution of Higher Education Conference"Graduate Nursing Faculty and Online Responses: “What are You Really Saying”
    Washington DC. May 2012
  • "Moss Point High School Impact Day "American Youths and Sexually Transmitted Disease
    . March 2011
  • ""Diabetes: What You Need to Know
    . January 2011
  • "Second Missionary Baptist Church "ABCDs of Healthy Living
    . February 2012
  • " National Black Nurses Convention"Under Forty Forum: Ten things I wish I knew as a nurse
    Atlanta Georgia Hilton Peach Tree. August 2015
  • ""Active Learning in Nursing Students
    . March 2006
  • ""AMI in Women
    Jackson County Community. June 2008
  • ""HIV and the African American Male
    Biloxi, MS. December 2009
  • ""African American Women and Breast Cancer
    . December 2012
  • "Infirmary West Medical Center Nurses "Frailty and the Elderly
    Mobile Alabama. November 2012

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