Debra A Fisher
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Debra A Fisher RN, MA, CCRN Assistant Dean of Student Services earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hunter College Bellevue School of Nursing and a Master of Arts degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She holds certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse and is recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for maintaining certification for 35 years. Experience in critical care nursing includes the Bellevue Hospital Recovery Room, Burn Center at NY Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center and the Intensive Care Unit at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT. Nursing education experience includes NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Nurse Educator for the Burn Center, as well as a hospital-based staff educator. Assuming the joint role of Nursing Education Specialist with Quinnipiac University and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in 2007, she taught clinical and lab courses for the School of Nursing and served as Staff Educator at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, which included teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses, critical care education and general hospital orientation. In 2018, Ms. Fisher assumed the role of assistant dean of student services. In her role as assistant dean, Ms. Fisher has provided operational and strategic support for the School of Nursing and career development support for nursing students. She has led a successful search committee for two members of the clinical coordination team. Her current administrative responsibilities include the facilitation and review of clinical partner contracts/affiliation agreements, overseeing student clinical compliance issues, and working with the leadership team in the facilitation of SON policy and procedures. Service to the SON includes responsibility as co-chair of a SON strategic planning group, membership on the Clinical Compliance & Education Committee, and the University Career Development Council. She is a SON representative to the Connecticut League of Nursing Dean’s & Directors and participates in a workgroup with the Connecticut Hospital Association Nurse Educator group. She has developed as a skilled educator, teaching the undergraduate and accelerated nursing cohorts in the laboratory and clinical settings. Volunteer activities include supervising undergraduate nursing students providing blood pressure screening and pediatric based education at the Hispanic Health Fair in Stamford, Connecticut in the fall of 2019. In 2017, Ms. Fisher was recognized by the School of Nursing in receiving the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing presented by the South Central VNA.