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Janie Best , DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNL

  • Associate Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Blair College of Health

Dr. Janie Best has practiced as a registered nurse since 1974, and shares her dedication and enthusiasm for values-based / evidence-based nursing practice with students in Queens' BSN and MSN nursing programs. Dr. Best is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, North Carolina Nurses Association, Clinical Nurse Leader Association, and the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Dr.Best's practice as a certified adult health clinical nurse specialist and educator focused on geriatrics, orthopaedics, and medical surgical patients. Her doctoral studies focused on oncology nursing practice and she completed her scholarly project on evidence-based care of adults with chemotherapy-related febrile neutropenia. Dr. Best's publications include articles on patient education, patient care, electronic documentation of non-verbal pain, and febrile neutropenia. She has co-authored a chapter on Evidence-based Practice in "Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses". Dr. Best is a reviewer for Orthopaedic Nursing Journal, MEDSURG Nursing Journal and Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Research interests include evidence-based practice, nursing education, and online education.


  • DNP; University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • MSN  - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Health Nursing; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • BSN; Wingate University
  • Diploma in Nursing; North Carolina Baptist Hospital - Winston-Salem, NC


  • Advancement of Nursing Scholarship - Excellence in Nursing Research 2010 Beta Phi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina 2014 North Carolina Nurses Association
  • Edith Brocker Award for Nursing Excellence 1995 UNC-Charlotte
  • Evidence-based Practice and Nursing Research Award 2015 Clinical Nurse Leader Association
  • Evidence-based Practice and Nursing Research Award 2015 Clinical Nurse Leader Association
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