Deborah Dillon is the Director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she is a Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Dillon’s significant contributions to advance health have impacted policy and practice. As a champion for full scope of practice, she has led efforts at the local, state, and national levels to eliminate practice impediments for advanced practice nurses (APN). These efforts have resulted in state policy reform in Pennsyvlania that widened the scope of practice for those advanced practice nurses. She has played a pivotal role in shaping the practice and policy of APN's working in hospital and specialty care settings. As an APN trailblazer, her commitment to the development of the acute care NP role is demonstrated by over 10 years of teaching in and directing acute care NP programs- launching the careers of more than 300 acute care NPs nationwide. Her life-long professional efforts in the area of transition to practice have culminated in multiple publications including her book, "Transition to Practice- a guide for the new nurse practitioner".
Dr. Dillon holds a DNP from Case Western Reserve University and MSNs from Kent State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN, FAANP
AGACNP Program Director- Clinical Associate Professor