Desma Reno, MSN, APRN, GCNS-BC

Assistant Professor

Education: ADN, Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Mo.;
BSN, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.;
MSN, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark..
Certification/Focus: GCNS-Gerontology
Courses Currently Teaching: Leadership & Management; Public Policy & Issues in Health Care; American Healthcare; Frail Elderly
Professional Organizations: ANA, MONA, Sigma Theta Tau, National League for Nursing
Rank: Assistant Professor
Other: Ms. Reno is currently working on her PhD in Workforce Education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. As a clinical nurse specialist in gerontology and as a nursing home administrator, she researches older adult issues, the nursing workforce and political activities related to nursing and healthcare. She has served as project director for a variety of grants related to serving the health care needs of older adults in the community throughout the Bootheel.