Larry Rankin, Ph.D., RN

Larry Rankin, Ph.D., RN

  • Professor
  • Phone: 619.849.2647


  • New River Community College, Dublin, VA, AA in Liberal Arts
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, Undergraduate courses, majoring in music and nursing
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, BSN
  • Webster University, San Diego, CA, MA in Health Services Management
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Ph.D. in Nursing


Teaching Focus:

  • BSN Senior Nursing of Communities: Mental Health
  • BSN Family Violence 
  • RN-MSN Transition I
  • RN-MSN Writing & Research Inquiry
  • MSN Theoretical Foundations of Research

Clinical Background/Academic Focus:

Dr. Rankin has worked as a staff nurse in the US Navy, a psychiatric-mental health nurse and case manager in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a Mental Health Consultant in southeastern Michigan.  He has taught as a Diversity Lecturer, as well as teaching Nursing Management/Leadership, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing as a nurse educator for undergraduate and graduate level students in Michigan and at Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition, he has been a Parish Nurse Liaison with the Mercy Health System.


  • Doctoral dissertation, 1998, The Effect of Interpersonal Relatedness Concepts as Mediated by Hopelessness and Depression on partner Abuse Behaviors in African American Males.
  • EMU Nursing Department Scholarly Achievement Day, 1999, Presented paper, Identifying and Modifying Risk Factors and Self-Efficacy in Domestic Violent Families
  • Mediators of Attachment Style, Social Support, and Sense of Belonging in Predicting Woman Abuse by African-American Men. (2000). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, October.
  • 1st Annual National Sexual Violence Prevention Conference, Dallas Texas, (2000). Presented paper, "Response Systems: A Framework for Understanding Risks in Sexual Offenders.
  • 7th International Family Violence Conference, Portsmouth, RI (2001). Presented paper, "Risk Factors and Self-Efficacy Behaviors in African-American Youth."
  • 8th International Family Violence Conference, San Diego, CA (2002). Presented paper and poster on interventions with domestic violence abusers.

Personal Note:

Dr. Rankin moved to California in 2002 from Ann Arbor Michigan where he taught at Eastern Michigan University. He is married with two daughters and one son. He lives in Murrieta, CA. Some of his passions include vocal and instrumental music, swimming, and playing basketball.