Assistant Professor Deb Grandstaff joined the faculty at Saint Luke’s College in spring 2012. She earned her MSN from Webster University, Kansas City in 2010; a BSN from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois in 1987; and a diploma in nursing from Graham Hospital School of Nursing, Canton, Illinois in 1980. She has worked in a variety of settings including coordinator of emergency services and women’s health surgical unit, medical-surgical, telemetry nursing, and case management.
Her educational philosophy is to create a positive learning environment in which there are clearly defined expectations, guidance, acceptance, encouragement, honest communication and mutual respect. Her goal in teaching is to guide students on a journey of personal and professional growth that inspires them to become better nurses and individuals.
She has been the SLSNA faculty advisor since 2012. She started the College’s United States mission trip to the Appalachian area and attended in the fall of 2015. She accompanied a group of students to Haiti in spring 2014 and will coordinate this year’s trip abroad.
In 2014, she took home the Isabel Curdy Teaching Excellence Award, an honor given to one faculty member by the students and faculty every year at May commencement. She regularly attends various conferences, most recently the Elsevier Faculty Development Conference.