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Dr. Joyce Muriel Shea

Associate Professor of Nursing
o: School of Nursing Rm 119
p: x2575


B.S., Fairfield University
M.S.N., D.N.Sc., Yale University School of Nursing

Current Research Interests


Dr. Shea’s clinical and research areas of interest have focused on individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness, especially those with schizophrenia. She has received extensive training in qualitative research methods through two Summer Qualitative Research Institutes at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her dissertation was a grounded theory study of the process by which individuals with schizophrenia recover their sense of a functional self. She has completed a pilot study of the needs of elderly individuals with schizophrenia, and is currently undertaking a funded study to explore the impact of incarceration on those with schizophrenia. Other areas of research interest involve curricular integration of topics such as palliative care, gerontology best practices, simulation pedagogy, and spirituality.

Courses Taught

  1. NS 612: Resrch Trans Clinical Practice
  2. NS 661: Mental Hlth Nsg of Groups&Fam
  3. NS 666: Practicum II: PMHNP
  4. NS 687: DNP Immersion