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Dr. Deborah Raines

Ph.D., Ed.S., RN, ANEF
Western Governors Univeristy
198 NW 67th St

Brief Biography:

Dr Raines is a perinatal nurse specialist, curriculum design consultant, researcher and educational technologist. She is currently working on a variety of projects designing and
implementing innovative education and evidence based clinical programs. She is a Sigma Theta Tau International nursing expert for Sharecare.com (http://www.sharecare.com). In
addition, she is a methodologist and mentor for doctoral students.  Dr. Raines has over 100 publications in professional journals and textbooks.  She has received numerous awards and honors for her teaching, research and professional contributions.  She was elected a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice and was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education.


Academic positions:

2011-Present: Western Governors University.  Evaluator for Nursing

2011:  Walden University - Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.  Methodologist for Nursing and Healthcare.

2010-present:  Palm Healthcare Foundation.  Consultant and researcher "At Home with your Baby program.

2008-2010:  Florida Atlantic University.  Director of the Scholarship of Teaching.

2000-2010:  Florida Atlantic University: Professor - College of Nursing

1992-2000:  Virginia Commonwealth University:  Associate Professor - School of Nursing


Research interests:

Educational Technology and innovative teaching strategies

Perinatal Nuring interventions and outcomes

NICU parenting

Academic integrity


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Rapid publication and access to knowledge is essential in todays healthcare environment.  However, maintaining high standards of quality and rigor cannot be sacrificed for rapid access. 


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