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Renee P. McLeod, PhD, CPNP-PC, PNP-BC, FAANP

Dean and Professor, College of Nursing

Dr. Renee McLeod received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Memphis; her M.S. in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco; and her PhD from Widener University in Pennsylvania. She has been a nurse educator and administrator for 30 years.

She is a nationally recognized expert in the area of handheld and wireless point of care technology to advance interdisciplinary education of healthcare professionals and support evidence-based practice. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in moving nursing programs to an online/hybrid format and the implementation of the DNP curriculum for nurse practitioners. In addition, the focus of her research and consulting has been on transforming healthcare clinicians, educators, and researchers into digital citizens.  Dr. McLeod has held many nursing leadership positions including being a past president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She has worked with many businesses over the years to bridge technology into practice and currently is a consultant and advisory board member for 5 national and international companies.

Dr. McLeod has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for 40 years, and has practiced in 8 states and overseas. Her clinical expertise is in the area of infant skin care.  She has published, given Webinars, and given presentations nationally and internationally on infant skin care and technology in nursing and healthcare.  She maintains an active practice at Mid-City Community Clinic where her patients tell her what is really important in the field of healthcare.