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Juliane Milburn, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing

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1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001K
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3422
Email: jlmilburn@vcu.edu


I have 12 years of nursing education experience, both in the undergraduate and graduate level.  I currently teach clinical courses in VCU’s undergraduate nursing program in the areas of women’s health and community health nursing. I have also taught in the areas of health assessment, nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, and leadership/management over the years.


My areas of research interest involve community health concerns and obstetric care with an interest in minority populations, particularly the Hispanic population.

  • 2012-2014: Dissertation research, principal investigator: Intrapartum pain management in Hispanic women


I am currently the faculty advisor for the Leadership Fellows Scholarship Program, as well as a member of the development team for this growing program.  I am also engaged in the Clinical Education Council, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and the Council of Community Collaboration within the school of nursing.


  • ADN-El Camino College, Torrance, CA


  • MSN-Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

            Family Nurse Practitioner 

  • PhD-University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA



  • June 2013: Bullock Student Award for Excellence in Research.
  • Feb 2013-May 2013: Star Mentor Fellowship Award through University of Virginia School of Nursing.
  • July 2012 to June 2013: Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Award through Virginia Community College System.
  • August 2010 and May 2012: Virginia Future Nurse Faculty Award for doctoral education.
  • May 28, 1993: US Army Spirit of Nursing Award.
  • May 28, 1993: El Camino College Academic Achievement Award and Outstanding Service Award.



International Presentations

  • March 2013: “Gathering babies amidst the flowers.” Midwifery in the Mesoamerican period in Mexico and Central America and its influence on Hispanic childbirth culture today. Podium presentation for the Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference, March 15-16, 2013 at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA.
  • June 2013: "That night I didn't fight back because I was more worried about the baby….": The Lived Experience of Rural, Low Income Women Exposed to IPV During Pregnancy and Postpartum. Podium presentation for the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference, June 17-18, 2013 in Vancouver, BC.

National Presentations

  • September 2012: “A precious feather, a unique stone.” Mesoamerican childbirth culture prior to the Spanish conquest of 1521 and its continuing influence on childbirth and midwifery in Mexico and Central America. Podium presentation to American Association for the History of Nursing, September 27-30, 2012, Savannah, GA.

Local Presentations

  • February 2003 “Obstetrical Nursing.” Lecture/Discussion.  University of Virginia, Undergraduate Nursing class.
  • March 2004 “International Family Medicine Clinic: Improving Patient Access to Primary Health Care.”    University of Virginia, Emergency Department Staff.
  • October 2008 “Transcultural Nursing: Peru 2008.”  Podium presentation at the Virginia Community College System’s Allied Health Peer Group Conference in Roanoke.
  • March 2018 “Intrapartum Pain Management in Hispanic Women.”  Podium presentation at the AWHONN Virginia Jefferson Chapter Spring meeting in Charlottesville, VA.


  • February 2004 : Health Literacy presentation, in Spanish, as part of the curriculum of the Lay Health Promoters class. This is a class of Latino community leaders who are learning basic health education to devote time to their community as health promoters, and is organized by the Rural Health Outreach Program.  Topics for this class included differences between US health care and that in Latin America, myths and misunderstandings, delivered through role play and discussion with students.
  • January 2004: Health Literacy presentation and discussion to International Women’s Group. Co-presented similar material as the was done for the ESL classes.
  •  December 2003: Health Fair at Charlottesville Adult Learning Center. Sponsored a booth for the International Family Medicine Clinic with health information in eight languages and blood pressure screenings.
  • Oct. & Nov. 2003: Multiple Health Literacy presentations to English as a Second Language (ESL) students with the Charlottesville Adult Learning Center. Co-presented an intro to US health care system, how to access care, and role play for students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Sept. 14, 2003: Nelson County Migrant Community Day. Co-coordinated a booth which featured information on health maintenance, nutrition, and exercise, with bilingual patient education materials.
  • June 1998: “Body Changes During Pregnancy.”   Parents Group, Evansville, Indiana.


  • May 2014: “Pregnancy, Birth, Childhood -- and Everything in Between: PhD students tap massive datasets to tackle powerful, relevant questions” by Christine Phelan Kueter. Published in Legacy magazine (UVA alumni magazine), spring 2014. Link to article (on p. 16): http://mzines.net/publication.aspx?pid=569&pkey=xjxokiajb






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