Quinnipiac University
Sheila L Molony

Professor of Nursing

Sheila Molony is a Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Molony’s research emphasizes the importance of individually-tailored care, actively listening to the voices of older adults and families, and using these perspectives to shape healing environments in long-term care. Dr. Molony’s work clarifies the concept of at-homeness, and she has developed a reliable and valid measure of this construct that been used nationally and internationally. Dr. Molony has created resources to guide prevention and mitigation of conditions that diminish at-homeness, including delirium, dementia-related symptoms, adverse medication events and avoidable hospitalizations. Dr. Molony’s most recent work includes the publication of Dementia Care Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Care Planning in a special issue of The Gerontologist.
Dr. Molony received her BSN from Boston University, her MSN and PhD from the University of Connecticut and her Postdoctoral Fellowship from PENN School of Nursing, in partnership with Yale University.
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  • BS, Boston University
  • MS, University of Connecticut
  • PHD, University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult / Older Adults
  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Research


  • Nursing

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Article

Person-centered care plans for nursing home residents with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

Sefcik, J. S., Madrigal, C., Heid, A. R., Molony, S. L., Van Haitsma, K., Best, I., Resnick, B., Galik, E., Boltz, M., & Kolanowski, A.


Invited Speaker

Sleep and Medication Management (2 titles)

Molony, S.L.

Aging Mastery Series, On-line, National Council on Aging (2020)

Conference Presentation

Gaming as a Creative Teaching Strategy in Academe

Molony, S. L.

CLN Innovation in Professional Development Workshop, Waterbury, CT, Connecticut League for Nursing (2020)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Dementia: Weight loss and mealtime challenges

Lopez, R.P. and Molony, S.L.

14(3) Journal for Nurse Practitioners 153-159 (2018)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Trends in contemporary holistic nursing research: 2010-2015.

Delaney C, McCaffrey RG, Barrere C, Kenefick Moore A, Dunn DJ, Miller RJ, Molony SL, Thomas D, Twomey TC, & Susan Zhu X.

36(4) J Holist Nurs 385-394

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