Lynne R. Crawford, MSN, RN, MBA, CNE
Lynne Crawford graduated from Kent State University with her BSN and earned her MSN from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Her career in nursing education began at KSU College of Nursing where she taught pediatric nursing. After receiving her MBA she worked as an RN supervisor in long term care facilities before coming back to KSU to teach Fundamentals of Nursing. Her passion for Fundamentals grew as she witnessed the students’ transformation during their fundamentals rotation. She is emeritus faculty at KSU. Since 2010 she has been a Certified Nurse Educator and in 2011 she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumna Honoree at KSU College of Nursing. Lynne has presented at national conferences in the areas of student-centered learning activities, handheld technology, and conceptual care mapping. She has been using concept maps and conceptual care mapping as a teaching/learning tool for 10 years. She is the coauthor of Fundamentals of Nursing: Active Learning for Collaborative Practice (Elsevier, 2016) which includes an electronic conceptual care mapping tool for use in clinical, lab or the classroom, as well as independent study and small group activities.