Audra Rankin, DNP, APRN, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, Campus Box #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Audra Rankin is a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Rankin received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University. She received a Post-Master Certificate in Nursing Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Rankin maintains active certifications as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Mental Health Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Nurse Educator.
She has served as a scholar and faculty at the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions at Harvard University and was named an American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Rankin maintains an active program of scholarship on childhood obesity prevention, interprofessional education, and health policy.
2020: AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, Selected Faculty Participant
2019: American Journal of Nursing, 2019 Book of the Year Award: History and Public Policy Category, Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom, Chapter Author
2018: Wolters Kluwer, Health and American Journal of Nursing, 2018 Book of the Year Award: Psychiatric Mental Health Category Behavioral Pediatric Health Care for Nurse Practitioners: A Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behavior, Chapter Author
2018: Duke-Johnson and Johnson Nurse Leadership Program Fellow
2017: NAPNAP Childhood Obesity Special Interest Group Scholarly Activity Award
2017: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing SONie Award, Best Social Media Presence
2016: Maryland Nursing Association, Outstanding Dissemination of Health Information Award
2016: Maryland Higher Education Commission, New Nursing Faculty Fellowship
2016: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Faculty Policy Intensive, 2016 Faculty Policy Fellow
2016: Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions, Scholar
2015: University of Louisville “Faculty Favorite” Award, 2014-2015 Recipient
2015: Graduate of the Last Decade Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing
2014: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Outstanding Kentuckian Award
2014: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky Colonel Award
2014: Louisville Business First, “Forty Under Forty” Honoree
2013: Dean Marcia J. Hern Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Louisville School of Nursing
2013: Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, University of Louisville School of Nursing
2012: Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, University of Louisville School of Nursing
Heuer, B., Reyes, I., Rankin, A., Dihigo, S. (2019). A primer on understanding pediatric health care quality measurement. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 33(5), 589-594.
Rankin, A., Truskey, M., Chisolm, M. (2019). The use of social media in interprofessional education: systematic review. JMIR Medical Education, 5(1).
Cordova, P., Steck, M., Vermeesch, A., Pierre, N., Rankin, A., Ohlendorf, J., Lawrence, S., Deroin, A. (2018). Health policy engagement among graduate nursing students in the United States. Nursing Forum, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12295
Rankin, A. (2018) From Practice to Policy: Making Impactful Change in Childhood Obesity Prevention. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. 7(2), 37-38.
Rankin, A., (2017) Childhood Obesity Prevention Partnerships: The Intersection of Clinics and Community to Create Sustainable Change. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. 6(2), 29-30.
*Rankin, A., Blood-Siegfried, J., Chlebowy, D., Vorderstrasse, A. (2015) Implementation of Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project. International Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2(2), 59-63.
Hittle, K., Heuer, B., Manion, A., Rankin, A. (2016) Position Statement on Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privileges. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare. 30(3), 15A-16A.
Best., M., Bleak, S., Fitzgerald, G., Jones, D., Kane, V., Mason, C., Rankin, A., Sharp, L. (2011). Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s Role in Disasters Involving Children. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare. 25(4), A9-A10.
Doseck, V., & Rankin, A. (2014). Gordon Galloway’s Mealtime Makeover. Louisville: Butler Publishing.
Rankin, A., White, K. (2018) Harnessing Evidence in the Policy Process (Chapter 5) in Nurses Making Policy from the Bedside to the Boardroom, eds. Patton, Zalon and Ludwick, NY: Springer Publishing.
Rankin, A. (2018) Recognizing and Intercepting Problems During Toilet Training (Chapter 14) in Behavioral Pediatric Health Care for Nurse Practitioners: A Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behavior, ed. Hallas. Springer Publishing.
Mudd, S., Rankin, A. (2017) Nursing Care of a Family When a Child Has a Respiratory Disorder (Chapter 40) in Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family, (8th ed) eds. Silbert-Flagg, and Pilitteri, Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.