Deborah Ulmer, Ph.D. (Ed.) Ph.D. (Nursing)
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Dr. Deborah Ulmer is uniquely qualified to serve as the Director of Nursing Education for the Quality Management Institute (QMI).  With Ph.D.’s in Nursing and Education, she has extensive practical experience as both a nurse and educator.
Dr. Ulmer currently serves as Department Chair and Director of Nursing Programs at Longwood University.   Since 1994 she has held university nursing faculty positions in the departments of Nursing, Health Administration, and Dentistry; and has lectured at international medical and nursing conferences and symposiums.   She has impressive vitae in nursing service and education and has held the position of chief nurse executive in both a private hospital and a regional medical center.

She is a National League for Nursing Scholarly Writing participant and continues with her research interests regarding the experiences of nurses who volunteer in global disasters and the effect of resilience and vocational certainty on nurse retention.  She has researched and written extensively on job satisfaction and nursing resilience with dissertations for the Ph.D. in Nursing: The Experience of Volunteering in Hurricane Katrina; and for the Ph.D. in Education: Job Satisfaction of Hospital-Based Educators.

Her collaborations with Dr. Larry Kennedy, the President and C.E.O. of QMI, began in 2002 with training as a Quality Manager and continue as QMI’s Director of Nursing Education and adjunct professional faculty member.  They are currently co-authoring a specialized text for nursing education entitled: Keeping the Promise: A Nurses Guide to Resilience in Leadership.

Dr. Ulmer’s professional associations and memberships include:
National League for Nursing Ambassador
National League for Nursing Scholarly Writing Retreat
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Phi Delta Kappa, International Honor Society of Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurses Association/Virginia Nurses Association
Southern Nurses Research Association