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Deborah Conley

Courtesy Faculty Member

BSN, Central Missouri State University
MSN, University of Nebraska Medica Center

General Background
Deborah is a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist at Nebraska Methodist Hospital and has a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Nursing at Nebraska Methodist College.  She serves on the curriculum team, provides faculty development and consultation in gerontological nursing and is coordinator of the AgeWISE Geropalliative Care Nurse Residency Program; a collaborative effort between the hospital and the college. She has been at Methodist since 2001.

Notable publications/presentations

Conley, D. M., & St. Pierre, J.  (in press).  3nd ed. Introduction to Gerontological Nursing in Mauk, K. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Jones and Bartlett. Sudbury, MA 

Conley, D. M., (2011). The gerontological clinical nurse specialist's role in prevention, early recognition and management of delirium in hospitalized Elders. Urologic Nursing, Special APRN Edition, 31(6).

Conley, D. M., Horner, A., Laure, R.  (2011). 2nd edition.  NICHE Toolkit for Certification in Gerontological Nursing.  Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU, New York, NY

Deborah presents at various local, regional and national programs related to Gerontological nursing.

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
Deborah is a member of the Nebraska Nursing Association/American Nurses Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association & Heartland Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International and Tua Tua Chapter and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Other awards include:
2011 National Gerontological Nurses Association Distinguished Gerontological Nursing Service Award
2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Tau Tau Chapter, Star Award for Nursing Research
Past President of the Midlands Alzheimer's Association Chapter, and Board member of Nebraska Nurses Association District II