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

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 including dedicated education units/simulation/technology and program evaluation |

Workforce development focused on GN to RN transition/mindfulness/professional growth | Perinatal/neonatal care focused on care transitions/parent education/safe sleep for infants |

Teaching Responsibilities

NSG 474: Nursing Therapeutics in Health Maintenance and Restoration- Immersion DEU in NICU and Labor and Delivery


Provinelli, T, Lim, C & Raines, D.A.  (2017).  Care of the Infant Born to a Woman with Gestational Diabetes.  Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 36 (4) 239-241.

Sutton, DH, & Raines, DA (2017).  The risk of one unit of blood: Implications for practice.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics, 29(3):305-314. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2017.04.012.

Cardona, J., Barclay, S., Izquirdo, K., O’Hagan, K., & Raines, D. A. (2017). Partnering for evidence-based practice. Neonatal Network, 36(2), 107-109. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.36.2.107

Cardona, J., Simoncelli, M. L., Sexton, C., & Raines, D. A. (2017). Preeclampsia and care of the newborn. Neonatal Network, 36(1), 50-52. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.36.1.50

Raines, D. A. (2017). Simulation as part of discharge teaching for parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, 42(2), 95-100. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000312.

Raines, D. A. (2017). Voice of the researcher:  Research problems, questions and hypotheses. Interview. In Lippincott CoursePoint for Polit and Beck: Essentials of nursing research. Philadelphia, PA:  Wolters Kluwer.

Guay, J., Erdley, W. S., Raines, D., & Castner, J. (2016). Readiness for interprofessional learning after participation in an obstetric simulation. Teaching & Learning in Nursing, 11(4), 194-198. doi:10.1016/j.teln.2016.06.004

Raines, D. A. (2016). A collaborative strategy to bring evidence into practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(3), 253-255. doi:10.1111/wvn.12155

Raines, D. A. (2016). A dedicated education unit for maternal newborn clinical education. Nursing for Women’s Health, 20(1), 20-7. doi:10.1016/j.nwh.2015.12.005

Raines, D. A. (2016). Idea to publication: Sharing your clinical innovations. Neonatal Network, 35(3), 164-166. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.35.3.164

Raines, D. A. (2016). Warning! Syncope in the clinical setting. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 14(2), 17-21.

Raines, D. A., Barlow, K., Manquen, D., Povinelli, T., & Wagner, A. (2016). Evaluation of an evidence-based teaching program for newborn safe sleep. Neonatal Network, 35(6), 397-400. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.35.6.397

Raines, D. A., Grinslade, S., Fabry, D., Hewner, S., & Steeg, L. (2016). Knowledge and attitudes of RN to BSN students before and after a patient safety course. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(6), 317-319. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000057

Raines, D. A. (2015). Being in the nursing workforce: Words of second-career nurses 5 years after graduation. Nurse Leader, 13(6), 44-51. doi:10.1016/j.mnl.2015.02.001

Raines, D. A. (2015). Precepting. In M. J. Smith, J. J. Fitzpatrick, & R. D. Carpenter (Eds), Encyclopedia of Nursing Education (pp. 261-264). New York, NY: Springer Publications.

Raines, D. A. (2015). Quality appraisal: Part I. Neonatal Network, 34(4), 245-247. doi: 10.1891/0730-0832.34.4.245

Raines, D. A. (2015). Quality appraisal: Part II. Neonatal Network, 34(5), 288-290. doi: 10.1891/0730-0832.34.5.288

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

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurses
  • National League for Nursing Isabel Hampton Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Practice. September 23, 2016.
  • Elsevier Publisher.  ELSIE (Elsevier Leading Star In Education) Award – Clinical Education.  January 4, 2016. 
  • 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