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Dr. Joyce Muriel Shea

Associate Professor of Nursing
jshea@fairfield.edu
o: School of Nursing Rm 119
p: x2575

 

Joyce Shea is an Associate Professor at Fairfield University School of Nursing. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), with Board certification as an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and more than 30 years’ experience working in multiple modalities and diverse settings. In addition, she has completed train-the-trainer courses through both the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium and the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium. In the summer of 2008, she was one of 12 individuals chosen nationally for the Hartford Institute's Summer Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar Program at New York University. Dr. Shea is an expert in qualitative research, and has focused her studies on issues related to identity, self-recovery, and community living for those with severe mental illness. She has recently completed a study with Dr. Eileen O’Shea which focuses on the needs of siblings of children with cancer from the nursing perspective and she is currently conducting a funded study to explore the impact of incarceration on those with schizophrenia.