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Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF

Associate Professor

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
209 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • EdS, Educational Technology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. Capstone Project:  Self-Care for Online Educators
  • Certificate Online Teaching, UCLA (online), Los Angeles, CA
  • PhD, Nursing Administration and Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • MSN, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • BSN, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Areas of Research

Innovative educational strategies and program evaluation/workforce development | Perinatal/neonatal care, especially care transitions |
Technology and teaching/learning

Teaching Responsibilities

NGC 701 State of the Science Seminar
NGC 501 Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
NSG 475 Transitioning to Professional Practice
NSG 472 Promoting Safety and Quality Healthcare (classroom and on-line sections)
NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum:  Maternal-Newborn DEU
NSG 374 Nursing Care of Women and Children:  Maternal-Newborn Content.
NSG 370 Introduction to Professional Nursing


Raines, D. (2015). Quality appraisal Part I. Neonatal Network, 34(4), 245-247.

Povenelli, T.,  Manquen, D., Wagner, A., & Raines, D. A. (2014).  An evidence-based safe sleep teaching program. Neonatal Network, 33(6), 353-355. 

Raines, D. (2014). Getting to know research terms. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! 12(2):1417. 

Raines, D. (2013). Preparing for NICU discharge: Mothers' concerns. Neonatal Network, 32(6).

Raines, D. (2013). Five years later: Are accelerated, second degree program graduates still in the workforce? International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship.

Raines, D. (2013). Mothers' stressors as the day of discharge from the NICU approaches. Advances in Neonatal Care, 13(3) 181-187.

Raines, D. (2012). Nurse preceptors’ views of precepting undergraduate nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives. 33(2), 76-79.

Raines, D. A., Ricci, P., Brown, S. ,Eggenberger, T., Hindle, T., & Schiff, M. (2011). Cheating in online courses: The student definition.  Journal of Effective Teaching, 11(1), 80-89.

Raines, D. (2010, November). What attracts second degree students to a career in nursing? OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(1). doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol16No01PPT03

Raines, D.A. (2010). Obstetrical nursing experience simulation: Filling the gap. Nursing for Women’s Health, 14(2), 112-119.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Scholarship, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2015
  • Distinguished Lecturer, University of Akron, School of Nursing, April 16-17, 2015
  • Uber Fellow for Best peer mentoring, SUNY Tools of Engagement Project, April 2015
  • 2014 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award, Virtual Field Trips: An Online Learning Experience, January 2014  
  • Visionary Leader Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing, May 2013
  • Scholar of Change, Grand Prize, Walden University, August 25, 2011 
  • Nursing Excellence Awards, South Regional Winner: Advancing and Leading the Profession, October 15, 2011 
  • NLN Award for Outstanding Leadership in Workforce Development, National League for Nursing, October 2, 2010
  • Honorary Membership and Distinguished Service Award, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, September 17, 2010
  • Innovations in Clinical Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Baltimore, MD, November 2, 2007
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association, Virginia Commonwealth University: Medical College of Virginia, April 28, 2007
  • Excellence in On-Line Teaching Award, E-College: International Educator Conference, March 28, 2007
  • Community Partner Award, Palm HealthCare Foundation, December 14, 2006
  • Distinguished University Teacher of the Year, Florida Atlantic University, April 13, 2004
  • Distinguished Practitioner: Nursing, National Academies of Practice, Elected 2002/Inducted May 10, 2003
  • Award of Excellence: Education, AWHONN: Association of Women’s Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses, June 6, 2000
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