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Biography

Deb Grandstaff joined the undergraduate BSN faculty at the College in spring 2012. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including coordinator of emergency services and on the women’s health surgical unit, emergency department, telemetry, was an RN consultant for an insurance company, and case manager.

She is a member of Partners in Population Health – Kansas City, a group of educators who teach community/population health in the greater Kansas City area. She is a co-investigator for the current college-based research project, “A Descriptive Study of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Undergraduate Nursing Students.”

Associate Professor Grandstaff started the College’s United States mission trip to the Appalachian area and attended the region twice with students. She also accompanied a group of students on a medical mission trip to Haiti. Her goal in teaching is to guide students on a journey of personal and professional growth inspiring them to be better nurses and individuals. She was the recipient of the Isabel Curdy Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and again in 2018. This honor is given to one faculty member by the graduating senior students and faculty at May commencement each year. She is a member of the International Nursing Honor Society (Sigma Theta Tau International), Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Honor Society (Chapter Psi Chi) and National League for Nursing.

Faculty Advisory Council, Chair
Student Grievance Committee, Chair
Saint Luke’s Student Nursing Association (SLSNA), Faculty Advisor

MSN – Webster University, 2010
BSN – Bradley University, 1987
Diploma in Nursing – Graham Hospital School of Nursing, 1980
Associate of Arts – Spoon River College, 1978

Registered Nurse – Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Current
Registered Nurse – Kansas Division of Professional Registration, Current

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