Profile

Terri L. Devereaux, Ph.D.
Director, DNP Program (Nursing)
Associate Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
devereaux@rmu.edu
412-397-5440 phone (M)
412-397-3977 fax
Scaife Hall 113


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science in Nursing, FNP, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Arts, Public Management - Highest Distinction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Services Administration, Point Park University
  • Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh
  • Non-Degree, Professional Nursing, Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing

Professional Background

  • 2016-Present: Robert Morris University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Director of DNP Programs, Associate Professor
  • 2011-Present: Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Sr. QI Specialist
  • 2010-Present: South Hills Family Medicine, CRNP
  • 2007-2011: University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Lead Faculty FNP/ANP/ Programs, Department Health Promotion and Development
  • 2005-2006: University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Clinical Instructor, Undergraduate Impatient Pediatrics
  • 1981-2009 (28 yrs): Additional CRNP and FNP experience: Take Care Health System (New Kensington PA), Squirrel Hill Health Center (Pittsburgh PA), UPMC University of PIttsburgh, UPMC (Pittsburgh PA), Shadyside Medical Associates (Pittsburgh PA), Forbes Health System (Wilkinsburg PA), Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsbrugh PA), HealthAmerica (Pleasant Hills PA)
  • LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
  • 1981-2018: CRNP, Pennsylvania
  • 1983-2018: ANCC, Family Nurse Practioner

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Underserved/Rural Healthcare
  • Health Center Design and Operations
  • Collaborative Teams and Communication
  • Collaborative Teams and Communication

Publications

  • Devereaux, T., Marchetti, G., Zionts, N., Engberg, S., Watzlaf, V., Bonenberger, S., Perry, A., (2016). Condition-Specific SBAR Effect on Transfers, Hospitalizations, and 30-Day Readmissions from Long-Term Care to Acute Care. Journal American Medical Directors Associaiton, 17(3), 823-829.
  • Bliner L., Devereaux T., (2009). Watchful waiting. Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 17(10), 39-40.
  • Devereaux, T., Nativio, D. (2007).  Smoking cessation: A protocol for adolescents.  Advance for Nurse   Practitioners, 15, 35-44.

Presentations

  • 2016 - Devereaux, T. (2016, December 6). Enhanced Communication and its Effect on Unplanned Admissions and 30-day Readmissions. Presented Healthcare Council Association Aspiring Leaders Conference.
  • 2016 - Devereaux, T. (2016, November 9). Enhanced Communication and its Effect on Unplanned Admissions and 30-day Readmissions. Presented Healthcare Council Association.
  • 2016 - Devereaux, T. (2016, March 18) Condition-Specific SBARs and the Effect on Transfers, Admissions, and Readmissions from LTC to Acute Care. Presented at Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference.
  • 2015 - Devereaux, T. (2015, November 4) Using Condition-Specific SBARs to Reduce Long-Term Care Transfers to Acute Care. Presented to national Quality Insight Organizations.
  • 2015 - Devereaux, T., Perry, A. (2015, May 26) Effective and Efficient Nursing Documentation in Long-Term Care. Presented Ball Pavilion.
  • 2015 - Devereaux, T. (2015, March 25) Implementation and Measurement of Condition-Specific SBARs. Presented at 5 RAVEN Project long-term care facilities.
  • 2014 - Devereaux, T. (2014, June 27) Condition-Specific SBARs in Long-Term Care. Presented Senior Leadership and Nurse Practitioners RAVEN Project.
  • 2014 - Devereaux, T. (2014, March 21) Assessing Heart Failure in Long-Term Care. Present at Long-term Care Collaborative, Pittsburgh PA.
  • 2014 - Devereaux, T., Bonenberger, S. (2014, January 16) Dementia in Long-Term Care. Presented Marion Manor LTC facility
  • 2013 - Devereaux, T. (2013) Rapid Problem Solving to implement INTERACT in Long-term Care. Presented at 15 long-term care facilities in western and central PA.
  • 2012 - Devereaux, T. (2012, March 20) Maximizing Safety, Quality and Efficiency: Achieving an Organization-Wide Transformation. Presented Pay for Performance Summit, Los Angeles CA.
  • 2011 - Devereaux, T. (2011, February 5). Prescribing Antibiotics in Primary Care. Presented Advanced Practice Nurse Pharmacology Update University of Pittsburgh.
  • 2011 - Devereaux, T. (2011, January 25). Application of Nursing Theories to Advanced Clinical Practice. University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
  • 2010 - Devereaux, T. (2010, December 10, 2010). Health Literacy in People with Disabilities. University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
  • 2010 - Devereaux, T. (2010, April 15). Spina Bifida. Presented University of Pittsburgh School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences.
  • 2006 - Devereaux, T. (2006, August 24). Pharmacological Choices in Smoking Cessation for Adolescents. Presented Advanced Practice Nurse Pharmacology Update University of Pittsburgh.