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Meredith Deegan, MSN, RN, CNL

Clinical Instructor
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems


1100 East Leigh Street, Box 980567
Richmond VA 23298-0567

Phone: 804-828-5175
Email: deeganmw@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach in the undergraduate curriculum with a focus on the clinical environment in adult health courses. My primary focus is in the Clinical Learning Center to support best practices in simulation. Previously, I have
coordinated and developed education for frontline staff in a variety of clinical settings (oncology, neurology, interventional cardiology, general surgery, and arrhythmia care units). In addition, I have experience in community and public health teaching infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak response management at a local and state level.

RESEARCH:

My scholarship interests include the implementation of competency validation models in inpatient nursing units, bridging the gap between education and practice for novice nurses using simulation as a teaching
tool, using transformational leadership practices in the microsystem to create healthier work environments and supporting acute care nurses in a COVID-19 pandemic environment. Additionally, I am interested specifically in Heart Failure patients and enhancing quality of life post-discharge through targeted teaching tools.     

SERVICE:

I am an active member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society Beta Kappa Chapter at the University of Virginia.

EDUCATION

  • Candidate for Post-Masters Healthcare Organizational Leadership Certificate Program Johns Hopkins University 2022
  • MSN University of Virginia 2018
  • BA Healthcare Studies and Spanish 2014

AWARDS/HONORS

  • UVA Conway Community Scholar 2016-2018
  • HCA Capital Division Finalist Award for Presentation on The Effects of position change on comfort level in stable post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients in Spring 2019
  • Daisy Award 2019
  • HCA Nurse of the Quarter Award 2019
  • HCA Clinician “Heart of Gold” Award 2019

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Presentation on Comparing the effect of group prenatal care on breastfeeding rates: Literature Review in Spring 2018
  • Presentation on Pre-Diabetes risk screenings in community health settings in Summer 2017
  • Presentation on Patient discharge planning literacy in medical surgical in-patient settings in Spring 2017
  • Presentation on The Effects of position change on comfort level in stable post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients in Spring 2019
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