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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 305: Mental Health Nursing
  2. NS 321: Prof Nursing:Leadership & Man
  3. NS 561: Mental Hlth Nurs - Groups Fam
  4. NS 562: Practicum II:Mental Health Nur
  5. NS 604: Advanced Heath Assessment
  6. NS 612: Res Trans Clinical Practice
  7. NS 615: Leadership & Interpro Collabor
  8. NS 659: Psychiatric Asses & Diagnosis
  9. NS 661: Mental Hlth Nur of Groups&Fam
  10. NS 662: Practicum II: PMHNP
  11. NS 666: Practicum II: PMHNP
  12. NS 666B: Practicum II: PMHNP
  13. NS 666: Practicum II: PMHNP
  14. NS 687: DNP Immersion
  15. NS 687F: DNP Immersion
  16. NS 687: DNP Immersion