Deborah Ann Salani

Title/Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical


Deborah Ann Salani is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies. Deborah 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.  Deborah has also practiced as a milieu therapist and psychiatric nurse at a Children’s Psychiatric Facility.

Deborah Salani, DNP, ARNP, CPON, BC-NE

BS – (Psychology) – Marywood University – Scranton, Pennsylvania
BSN- University of Miami
MSN – University of Miami
DNP – University of Miami

Clinical Specialties
General pediatrics, hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, pediatric critical care,  and psychiatric nursing

Research and Academic Interests
Family centered care in pediatrics

Publications (selected)
Salani, D. & Burke, M. (2015).  Pediatric Hematology Chapter in Ward, S. & Hisley, Maternal-Child Nursing Care:  Mothers, Children, and Families Across Care Settings, 3rd edition.

Burke, M & Salani, D. (2012).  Oncologic Emergencies Requiring Critical Care in 3rd Edition.  In Mary Fran Hazinski’s Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child.

Presentations (selected)
Deborah Salani DNP, ARNP, CPON, BC-NE  “Addressing Obesity in Hospitalized Children”.  Poster presentation University of Miami, Clinical Translational Institute, Cane Search, February 27th, 2013.

Violeta Aguilar DNP, RN, Laura Albuja, DNP, ARNP, Deborah Salani, DNP, ARNP, and Gisel Stark, DNP, ARNP “Disparities in Obesity in Immigrant Children and Adolescents Afterschool Healthier Lifestyle Intervention Program. Poster presentation,  University of Miami, Clinical Translational Institute, Cane Search, February 27th, 2013.

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