Black Nurse Inspired by Grandmother Becomes CEO of Her Own Business

Staff Report

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Joanna Fuller-Crawford founded Perfect Care Nursing in 2012, inspired by her grandmother, a self-made woman who earned an education in nursing despite many odds.

From her grandmother Anna Waters, Fuller-Crawford learned the value of education as well as providing care to those in need. Fuller-Crawford earned her nursing degree from Clayton State University and her MBA from Strayer University.

Fuller-Crawford pours those values into her business and community work. Perfect Care Nursing is a family-owned, private care provider offering 24-hour in-home services in and around South Fulton, Fayetteville, and Newnan, Georgia.

As a Black female healthcare leader, Fuller-Crawford is spreading the word about the importance of becoming a nurse, taking care of oneself and following one’s passion.

Her insights are honed from many years as a nurse in some of the toughest clinical settings imaginable. Fuller-Crawford worked in the emergency room at Grady Hospital, as an in-home nurse and as the clinical manager for a dialysis clinic.

“I want to help people before it’s too late, before they get to the dialysis clinic or wind up in the ER,” Fuller-Crawford says. “I also want to encourage people to pursue a career in healthcare – it’s such a wonderful career and we need to see as much diversity in this field as possible.”

She encourages people of all backgrounds to seek opportunities in STEM and healthcare careers.

She’s also dedicated to teaching people the importance of exercise, self-care, self-love and the major gains people can make through personal improvement. You can find her background here and more about Perfect Care Nursing here.