Christine McGrane, MS, RN, CNE

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing
  • Phone: 401.874.5347
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  • Office Location: RI NEC Room 221, 350 Eddy St., Providence, RI, 02905


Christine McGrane, MS, RN, CNE has spent her entire career in pediatric nursing, working in the acute care, home, and community setting. She is a nationally certified nurse educator and has 15 years of experience in the K-12 educational setting as a former RI Certified School Nurse Teacher. She teaches pediatric nursing primarily in the clinical and simulation setting and has served as a faculty leader on student service trips to the orphanages in Jamaica.

Chris McGrane has been involved in a statewide project providing in-home respite to caregivers of children with special needs. This has led to an inter-professional experience involving group respite events for families who have children with special needs. Nursing and physical therapy students participate in these offerings which she supervises.

Chris he is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. In addition, she is a member of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE). She is currently completing her PhD studies.


Respite care; family caregiver stress; student outcomes


MS, Nursing, University of Rhode Island 

BS, Nursing, University of Rhode Island 

Selected Publications

McGrane, C., Masson, N., Martins, D. C. (accepted July 2021). A Group respite pilot project for children with special needs. Public Health Nursing

Basley S. A., Erickson-Owen, D., McGrane, C., Palmer, M., Cloud, M. E., & Dugas, J. R. (In press). Passing the CNE exam: Innovative strategies. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Ferszt, G., Palmer, M., & McGrane, K., (2018). Shackling of pregnant incarcerated women. Where does your state stand? Nursing for Women’s Health, 22, 17-23.

Ferszt, G., Dugas, J., McGrane, C., & Calderelli, K. (2017). Creative teaching strategies for teaching millennial nursing students, Nurse Educator, 42, 275-276.