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Paige McCraney

Location  Blanton Nursing
Phone  863.616.6496

Paige McCraney, DNP, ARNP

RN/BSN Program Coordinator

My general philosophy in dealing with any individual is that everyone intends to do a good job. My responsibility is to give them the tools they need to meet their goals. That may come in the form of knowledge, skills, life lessons, or advice.”

Ms. McCraney has been a nurse for 30 years and recently completed her DNP and is certified as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. She has clinical experience in women’s health, neurology, orthopedics, brain injury recovery, and occupational medicine, to name a few. Her career has focused on Nursing Administration and education. She has worked in hospitals, community nursing, and long-term care. When not working, Ms. McCraney enjoys bike riding, swimming, crafting, and is an avid book reader.


M.S.N., Adult Health ARNP, Florida Southern College
A.A., Liberal Arts, Sante Fe Community College
A.S.N., Nursing, Polk Community College

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Polk County Advance Practice Nurse Association - 2009 - Present 
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International - 2010 - Present
  • Chair, Polk County Chapter of Ryan White HIV Funding Committee 1995-1996
  • Class Representative for Graduating Nursing Class, 1982