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Deborah A. Lekan, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S.N., Georgetown University
Nixon Nursing Building
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Deborah Lekan comes to Barton College from the Duke University School of Nursing where she was a Clinical Nurse Educator in Community Health and Adult Health faculty member in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Science in Nursing program. She served as a faculty member in federally- and foundation-funded research and clinical projects that focused on the translation of geriatric research into clinical practice in acute and long term care. Lekan earned her B.S.N. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.S.N. from Georgetown University. She is board-certified as a Gerontologic Nurse and is a doctoral candidate at UNC-Greensboro. She has published and presented on her work in gerontological nursing and teaching innovations. Lekan’s research and teaching interests include cardiovascular disease, geriatric syndromes, frailty, health disparities, health literacy, and education innovations including unfolding case studies, bedside clinical teaching, experiential learning, and learner-centered instruction. Lekan received the Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship from the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing, the Dr. Ruby Gilbert Barnes Scholarship from UNC-Greensboro, the Nurse Educators of Tomorrow Award, and the 1998 Gerontological Nurse of the Year Award from the N.C. Nurses Association. Lekan joined Barton College in January 2012.
Corazzini,K.N., McConnell, E.S., Anderson, R.A., Reed, D., Champagne, M. T., Lekan, D., Preisser, J.S., & Bailey, D. (2010). The importance of organizational climate to training needs and outcomes in long-term care. Alzheimer’s Care Today, 11(2), 109-121.
McConnell, E.S., Corazzini, K.N., Lekan, D., Bailey, D., Sloane, R., Zimmerman, S., Mitchell, C.M., Landerman, R., & Champagne, M.T. (2010). Staff perception of new pain care practices in dementia care: Psychometric properties of the Duke diffusion of innovations in long term care battery. Alzheimer’s Care Today, 11(2), 122-133.
Lekan, D., Hendrix, C., McConnell, E.S., & White, H. (2010). The connected learning model for disseminating evidence-based practices in clinical settings. Nurse Education in Practice, 10, 243-248.
McConnell, E.S., Lekan, D., & Corazzini, K.N. (2010). Assuring the adequacy of staffing of long-term care, Strengthening the caregiving workforce, and making long-term care a career destination of choice: From mission impossible to mission critical? Journal of the North Carolina Medical Society, 7(2), 153-157.
Corazzini, K.N., Anderson, R.A., Rapp, C.G., Mueller, C., McConnell, E.S., & Lekan, D. (2010). Delegation in long-term care: Scope of practice or job description? OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(2), Manuscript 4, May 31, 2010.
McConnell, E.S., Lekan, D., & Corazzini, K.N. (2010). Assuring the adequacy of staffing of long-term care, strengthening the caregiving workforce, and making long-term care a career destination of choice: From mission impossible to mission critical? North Carolina Medical Journal, 71(2), 153-157.
Lekan, D., Corazzini, K.N., Gilliss, C.L., & Bailey, D.E., Jr. (2011). Clinical leadership development in accelerated baccalaureate nursing students: An education innovation. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(4), 202-214.