Deborah A. Raines

My research activities span the areas of perinatal/neonatal/maternal-child care, innovative educational strategies (including program evaluation) and programs to meet workforce needs.  In the past I have studied ethical decision making and values in the NICU and parenting behaviors. 

My current work in this area is focused on using hi-fidelity simulation to enhance care transitions, specifically the transition of the infant from the NICU to home.  In the area of innovative educational strategies I have studied innovations in collaborative nursing practice education model development, online teaching/learning and faculty learning communities. Some specific studies include examining the impact of a county-wide preceptor of excellence program and longitudinal studies on two cohorts of graduates from an accelerated second degree program.