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Dr. Debra Garee, DNP, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing, DNP Program Director


School of Nursing & Health Sciences


Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Nursing, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2011-present
  • Registered Nurse, 1994-present
  • Teaching Assistant/Clinical Instructor, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2008-2011
  • Program Coordinator/Primary Instructor – Centerburg Point Nurse Aide Training Center, 2004-2009
  • Staff Nurse – Morning View Care Center/Centerburg Point 2004-2009

Professional Organizations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau – Rho Nu at-Large and Nu Upsilon Chapters
  • Nurse Christian Fellowship

Honors and Awards:

  • Excellence in Advising and Retention Award, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2017
  • Student Learning & Assessment Mini Grant Co-Recipient, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2017

Published Works and Presentations:

  • “Translating Research into Practice Through A DNP Project”. Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2023
  • “Life Calling: What to Know for Considering Options for Post Baccalaureate Programs”, Sigma Theta Tau at Ashland University, 2023
  • “The Process of Addressing Loneliness through a Quality Improvement Project”, Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Nu at-Large Chapter event, 2023
  • “The Application of a Clinical Practice Framework”, 2019 Annual Research Conference at Akron University, 2019
  • “An Overview of Mental Illness and Intervention”, Continuing Education Course, Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, 2015
  • “Spiritual Care Education”, Innovation in Faith-Based Nursing Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012



  • D.N.P., Grand Canyon University, 2023
  • M.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010
  • B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1995

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