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My favorite aspect of teaching is promoting the development of skills in accessing and mastering new knowledge, and understanding its application to professional practice.

Davis Michael Graham, DNP, PhD, APRN, CNP

Faculty

Biography

Davis Michael Graham is the Program Chair of the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) and Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He holds a DNP from Duke University School of Nursing, an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from Rush University College of Nursing; and a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. He also holds doctoral and master’s degrees in social work from Ohio State University. His clinical practice area is psychiatric nursing, and he is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA)-Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses (MNORN), American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Minnesota Nurse Practitioners (MNNP), Minnesota APRN Coalition, and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Prior to coming to Ashford he served as Academic Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Nursing at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Graham has also held deanships in health professions and health and human services at Western Governors University and Walden University, respectively. He has served as Professor of Nursing at American Sentinel University, and as an adjunct faculty member/academic coach in nursing at several institutions. Dr. Graham’s scholarly interests include translation science and quality improvement processes in health care. He resides in Excelsior, Minnesota.

Dr. Graham’s No. 1 tip for prospective or incoming Ashford University students is to always reach out to faculty, staff, and peers with questions and for assistance, and to use all of the available learning resources and academic support services provided to you.

Education

Degree
DNP
Institution
Duke University School of Nursing
Degree
PhD
Institution
Ohio State University
Degree
Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate
Institution
Rush University College of Nursing
Degree
MN
Institution
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Degree
MSW
Institution
Ohio State University

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