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Leslie Crane, Nursing CEU writer

Leslie R. Crane EdD, MSN, RN

Leslie R. Crane


Leslie Crane has been an RN since 1973. She teaches in the RN, LVN, CNA, and home health aide programs at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. She graduated from Sonoma State University with an MSN and the University of Phoenix with an EdD in educational technology. Her clinical background is primarily in adult critical care. Leslie loves teaching nursing students and 'infecting' them with her enthusiasm for the profession, passion for life-long learning, and commitment to a high level of accountability.


  • University of Phoenix
    • Ed.D, Educational Technologies
    • Summa cum laude, GPA: 4.0
  • Sonoma State University
    • MSN, Education
    • Summa cum laude, GPA: 3.9
  • Chapman University
    • BS, Health Technologies
    • Magna cum laude
  • Long Beach City College
    • ADN
    • Cum laude


  • ANA California: Founding Board of Directors: member-at-large; Chair, Appointment Committee
  • California Nurses Association (CNA): Chair, Professional Performance Committee; Delegate, semi-annual governing conference
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honors Society, Lambda Gamma chapter
  • American Mensa
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses


Santa Rosa Junior College

  • Coordinator, ADN Program Simulation Laboratory
  • Professor, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program: Clinical instruction, skills laboratory instruction, and lecturer.
  • Director, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

Samuel Merritt University

  • Medical Care of the Adult I & II- Clinical adjunct professor- directing student activities in the acute hospital setting. Constructing selected learning experiences, evaluation, recommending remediation.
  • Senior preceptorship- follow senior level students in the accelerated bachelors to RN program. Act as liaison between hospitals, preceptors, and students and university. Lead discussions of current health care topics, evaluate clinical performance and audiovisual presentations.
  • Transition to Practice- oversee new graduates in acute care internships. Assess and remediate skills. Act as liaison between hospitals, preceptors, and students and university. Lead didactic classes on new graduate orientation topic.

Gabriel Education & Associates

  • Instructor: IV Therapy Certification Course, Critical Care Preparation Course, Pharmacology, NCLEX-PN Preparation Course, Transcultural Health Care Conference in China.

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