Title/Position: Assistant Professor of ClinicalProfile:
Dr. Deborah Salani is an Assistant Professor of Clinical at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Salani has been practicing as a pediatric nurse for greater than 25 years. She practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Critical Care for approximately 10 years. She also practiced as the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner on the Pain Management Team. Her administrative experience includes leading the Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Hemodialysis Unit at Miami Children’s Hospital. Dr. Salani has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania; a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Miami. Dr. Salani also has a strong background in psychiatric nursing where she practiced at a Children’s Psychiatric facility for greater than 10 years. She is nationally board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Deborah Salani, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, BC-NE
2012 University of Miami: Doctor of Nursing Practice: (DNP)
1989 University of Miami: Master of Science of Nursing (MSN), Developmental Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist Program,
1986 University of Miami: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
1980 Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania: Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology
Certifications / Licensures
Certification: Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) - Pediatric Oncology effective November 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2017
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - Nurse Executive, certification # 2010015052, effective March 14th, 2011 through March 13th, 2021
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner # 2015008835 effective 09/15/2015 through 09/14/2020
Licensure: Florida Board of Nursing ARNP License Number 1576092, expires April 30th, 2017
General pediatrics, hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, pediatric critical care, and psychiatric nursing
Primary Teaching Areas
Pediatrics and psychiatric nursing
Research and Academic Interests
Pediatrics and psychiatric nursing
Williams, J.R., Halstead, V., Salani, D., Koermer, N. (In press). Intimate partner violence screening and response: Policies and procedures across healthcare facilities. Women’s Health Issues.
Salani, D., Albuja, L. & Azaiza, K. (2016). The Keys to Success in Doctoral Studies: A Pre-Immersion Course. Journal of Professional Nursing (In Press).
Salani, D. & Zdanowicz, M. (2015). Synthetic cannabinoids – The dangers of spicing it up. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(5), 36-43.
Salani, D. (2015). Implementation of shift report at the bedside to promote patient-and-family-centered care in a pediatric critical care unit. Journal of Nurses in Professional Development, 31(2), 81-86.
Foronda, C., Budhathoki, C. & Salani, D. (2014). Use of multiuser, high-fidelity virtual simulation to teach leadership styles to nursing students. Nurse Educator, 39(5), 209-211.
Salani, D. & Burke, M. (2014). Caring for the Child with a Hematogical Condition. In S. Ward, & S. Hisley (Eds.), Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Mothers, Children, and Families Across Care Settings, (3rd ed.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: F.A. Davis Company.
Burke, M & Salani, D. (2012). Oncologic Emergencies Requiring Critical Care. In M. F. Hazinski’s (Ed.) Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, (3rd ed.), Saint Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby.
Salani, D. & Burke, M. (2009). Caring for the Child with a Hematological Condition. In S. Ward, & S. Hisley, (Eds.) Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Mothers, Children, and Families Across Care Settings, (2nd ed.), 1071-1103, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: F.A. Davis Company.
Salani, D. (Oral Presentation), Care of Venous Access Devices and Administration of Blood Products. University of Miami, Bascom and Palmer Eye Institute, March 5th, 2016.
Williams, J.R., Halstead, V., Salani, D., & Koermer, N. (Oral Presentation). Implementation of Screening Protocols for Intimate Partner Violence in Healthcare Facilities: A Qualitative Study. The 20th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International. April 9-11, 2015. Atlanta, GA.
Halstead, V., Koermer, N., Salani, D., & Williams, J.R. (Poster Presentation). Challenges and Facilitators to Data Collection from Healthcare Facilities Regarding Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening Protocols and Procedures. The 20th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International. April 9-11, 2015. Atlanta, GA.
Williams, J.R., Halstead, V., Salani, D., Koermer, N. (Oral Presentation). Routine Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Healthcare Facilities: An Epidemiological Analysis. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. March 20-21, 2015. Washington, DC.
Foronda, C., Budhathoki, C. & Salani, D. “Use of Multiuser, High-Fidelity Virtual Simulation to Teach Leadership Styles to Nursing Students.” National League for Nursing/Elsevier Technology Conference, October 24-26, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee
Snowden, K., Salani, D., Gonzalez, J., Foronda, C.& de Tantillo, L. (Poster Presentation). “Growing Minority Nursing Healthcare Leaders: An innovative leadership approach”. The New Careers in Nursing Program Liaisons Summit, October 10 -12, 2014, Washington, D.C.
Snowden, K., Salani, D., Gonzalez, J. & de Tantillo, L. (Poster Presentation). “Where are they now?: A review of the career trajectories of RWJF Scholars after completing a mentorship/leadership program”. The New Careers in Nursing Program Liaisons Summit, October 10 -12, 2014, Washington, D.C.
Major Accomplishments / Honors
2015 Journal of Psychosocial Nursing Award – Best written article of the year
2014 Multicultural Nursing Student Association – Most Involved Faculty Award
2014 University of Miami Provost Award – Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Fellow