Veronica Deas, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CDCES
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research
Executive Director Nursing Scholarship and Program Development
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Who is Dr. Deas?Veronica M. Deas is the Executive Director Nursing Scholarship and Program Development. In this role she provides leadership for Prisma Health nursing and advanced practice initiatives from the clinical and academic perspectives. She is responsible for the development of strategic relationships with academic institutions to support the education and workforce; and research needs of Prisma Health. Deas also serves as the primary liaison between Prisma Health academics and Prisma Health clinical to ensure a seamless system approach to nursing and advanced practice. Prior to joining Prisma Health six years ago she practiced full time as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in an Internal Medicine practice. Deas received her BSN from the Medical University of South Carolina, her MS from Syracuse University, and her DNP from Walden University.
How Deas’ research is transforming health care
Deas is passionate about increasing diversity in the future nursing workforce and believes to achieve optimal patient outcomes it is important for patients to receive care by people who look like them and understand them culturally. South Carolina has many rural communities and in her practice as a nurse practitioner she managed the care of patients from rural, underserved, underinsured and uninsured backgrounds and gained firsthand knowledge of the many challenges these patients experience in accessing care to manage their chronic health problems. She has partnered with CUSHR in grant submissions to increase the number of nurses and advanced practice nurses who are trained to work with this population of patients and to gain better understanding of the impact of social determinants of health on patient outcomes.
Key Health Research Interest Areas
Diabetes; diabetes self-management; health disparities; social determinants of health; cultural competence; translation of evidence into practice; evidence-based practice