Debra Elmer


Visiting Instructor


Health Sciences Center, CHSE152
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804


Office hours

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Other appointment times arranged upon request.

Debra Elmer, MSN, CCRN, RN

Education and Training

MSN, University of Iowa

BSN, Marycrest College


CCRN, Critical Care
ACLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Suppport
Reiki Therapy, Level 1

Professional organizations

  • American Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nursing

Work experience

  • Staff RN and Clinical Educator for Critical Care, Genesis Medical Center, ICU
  • Staff RN Level IV, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL
  • Education Specialist Critical Care, Good Samaritan Hospital, Covallis, OR

Courses taught

  • Nursing Skills II and III
  • Clinical Applications I and III
  • Nursing the Older Adult
  • Professional Trends & Issues
  • Critical Care Classes

Areas of scholarship and interest

  • Critical Care
  • Nursing Evidence Based Research
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Post Cardiac Arrest Patient

Noteworthy Honors, Awards and Presentations

  • Lectures and Hands on Skills for MEDIC and Critical Care MEDIC Staff, and MEDFORCE staff
  • Nurse of the Month, Genesis
  • Iowa '100 Great Nurses'

Community service

  • Medical Mission , Arequipa, Peru
  • St. John Vianney Church, Bettendorf

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