April 20, 2020
Celebrating the Life of Judi Crume
OADN Mourns the Passing of Past President
It is with sincere sympathy that the OADN Board of Directors shares that Judi Crume, OADN President from 2010-2011 passed away on April 14 in Phoenix, Arizona. Judi served on the OADN Board of Directors from 2008 – 2010, and was nationally elected to the position of OADN President in 2010. Judi was passionate about nursing education, specifically academic progression for associate degree nursing graduates.
Judi graduated from Ohio County High School and earned a BSN from Murray State University and an MSN from the University of Kentucky. She thoroughly enjoyed being a student and considered herself a life-long learner receiving a PhD in Philosophy, Public Administration, and Public Policy from Auburn University.
Judi held many different positions during her nursing career including Vanderbilt Hospital (Nashville, TN) and St. Joseph’s Hospital (Phoenix, AZ). She served as Chief of the Arizona Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Executive Officer of the Alabama Board of Nursing, as the Associate Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Nursing, Nursing Chair at Estrella Mountain Community College, Nursing Administrator at Maricopa Community College District, Dean of Nursing at Arizona College, as well as consulting work throughout the years. She was a passionate patient care advocate, and fought to ensure that all nurses have the opportunity to advance in their educational journey.
Please, join us in remembering Judi Crume’s life and legacy.