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Debra Elmer


Visiting Instructor


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


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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 Services

  • AACN Local chapter, 'Riverbend Chapter of AACN' - have held offices of President, Vice President and presently serving as Secretary
  • Genesis Medical Center Ethics Committee, Nursing Standards Committee and Nursing Evidence Based Research Committee

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, II 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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