Prof. Grimm is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing and the Assistant Dean for Business Affairs. In her role as faculty Prof. Grimm has worked to develop the Master’s in Nursing Leadership Program and has taught numerous courses within the Program. Prof. Grimm possesses more than 18 years of leadership experience in the acute care setting with an emphasis on patient and staff satisfaction and shared governance. In her role as Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, Prof. Grimm’s responsibilities include operations, finance and human resources. She oversees all faculty recruitments, continuing education programs as well as procurement activities. Prof. Grimm is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Nursing Leadership at Quinnipiac University.
Debra Grimm MS, RN
Certificate, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Wharton School of Business
Certificate in Regional Stewardship, Energeia Program Molloy College
AAS, Nursing, Suffolk County Community College, 1995
BS, Nursing, Stony Brook University, 2004
MS, Health Policy and Management, 2010
DNP, Nursing Leadership, Quinnipiac University, Expected completion, August 2017
Primary Teaching Areas:
HNH 531, HNH 504, HNH 540, HNH 541, HNH 470
Research and Academic Interests:
Healthy Work Environments
Podium Presentation: UHC Quality Council, March 2010 “Reducing falls with injury using the Cipp Model”.
Audio Presentation: 2012 Press Ganey National Audio Conference “Improving Patient
Satisfaction in the NICU”.
2008 UHC National Audio Conference: “Implementing AACN Standards for Healthy Work Environment”.
2006 AACN Annual Symposium Leadership Conference “Developing a Chapter from Good to Great”.
2005 “Survey Says: It’s Time for Redesign” A Professional Practice Model: Beyond the Basics.
2004 UHC “Survey Says: It’s Time for Redesign” A Professional Practice Model: Getting Back to Basics”
2004 AONE “Survey Says: It’s Time for Redesign” A Professional Practice Model: Getting Back to Basics”
2000 “Telecommunications Decreases Response Time to Telemetry Alarms”, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York
Major Accomplishments / Honors:
Pura Pantojas Award for Nursing Excellence