Our team

Our team

Crystal Edds-McAfee, DNP, CPNP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


 

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3019
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

 

Phone: (804) 628-7567
Email: eddsmcafc@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, my passion has been teaching the care of children at the graduate and undergraduate level. I have also taught health assessment and the graduate level and several online RN-BSN courses. I have also served as a student advisor to DNP students.

RESEARCH:

My research has primarily focused on child health issues. I completed a study regarding the perceptions of respite care for families of children with special health care needs in rural Georgia. After receiving funding from the National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners (NAPNAP), I was involved in a study examining quality of life predictors of children with asthma and their caregivers in southeast Georgia.

SERVICE AND PRACTICE:

I have been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Nursing Society and served as the president of the Mu Kappa chapter. I also maintain my membership with NAPNAP. I have also volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House. I have and do serve on several committees with the School of Nursing.

While I have been out of full-time practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner, I have worked several as needed positions for several pediatric clinics. In my most recent work experience, I completed histories and physicals and addressed acute complaints for pediatric patients admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility.

EDUCATION

  • DNP Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 
  • MS Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • AS Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Carey, S.; Edds-McAfee, C.; & Martinez, V. Factors Affecting Quality of Life for Children with Asthma and Their Caregivers in Georgia. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 33(5), 529-536

Carey, S.; Edds-McAfee, C.; & Martinez, V. Factors Affecting Quality of Life for Children with Asthma and Their Caregivers in Georgia. Mu Kappa Research Day, Statesboro, Georgia. Poster Presentation: 4/2018

Carey, S.; Edds-McAfee, C.; & Martinez, V. Factors Affecting Quality of Life for Children with Asthma and Their Caregivers in Georgia. National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners, Annual Conference. Poster Presentation: 3/2018, Awarded: Adolescent Poster Award

Meier, Sonja; Smith, Lindsay; Ostergaard, Birte; Brodsgaard, Anne; Danford, Cindy; Anderson, Kathryn; Edds-McAfee, Crystal; Moriarty, Helene; Swallow, Veronica; Honda, Junko; and Feetham, Suzanne. Defining family nursing from a global perspective. International Family Nursing Association, Pamplona, Spain. Podium presentation: 6/2017

Edds-McAfee, C. Respite Care: Perceptions of Rural Families of Children With Special Needs. National Council of Family Relations, San Antonio, Texas.Podium Presentation: 11/2013

 

 

 

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