Please join us in welcoming Clinical Assistant Professor Joseph DeBoe, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN, who joined the University of Arizona College of Nursing family this month. Dr. DeBoe earned his BSN from Ohio University in 2013 and his DNP from the University of Arizona in 2017. Until last month, Dr. DeBoe was an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Boise State University School of Nursing. He practices as an Acute Care/Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Old Pueblo Cardiology, P.C. in Tucson, Arizona.
During his doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, Dr. Deboe examined transitions of care for those with heart failure and developed a private practice-based transitional care model that is a unique model for reducing hospital readmissions due to heart failure.
His clinical practice and research interests include: preventative cardiology, congestive heart failure, heart failure transitions of care, lipidology, cardiac rhythm management, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. DeBoe is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and board certified by the AACN as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG) specializing in adult, gerontological and critical care advanced practice nursing.
“There is something about coming back to your alma mater that provides a nostalgia that is unexplainable. Further, the University of Arizona College of Nursing is a high-powered research institution that can provide faculty an unbelievable amount of resources to be successful in their research careers." ~ Joseph DeBoe, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN, UA Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor
What drew you to a career in nursing?
The nursing profession can afford us so many opportunities. A nursing degree can help you obtain jobs that include direct patient care, academia, research, policy, advanced practice, medical device sales and more. The sky is the limit of what you can do with a degree in nursing. I realized early on that I wanted to pursue a career that revolved around caring for patients. Nursing provides the patient care aspect as well as significant flexibility and job security. Whether you are a bedside nurse, nurse practitioner, or an academic, you should be able to get a job anywhere.
What attracted you to the UA College of Nursing?
There is something about coming back to your alma mater that provides a nostalgia that is unexplainable. Further, the University of Arizona College of Nursing is a high-powered research institution that can provide faculty an unbelievable amount of resources to be successful in their research careers. The majority of faculty at UA CON are world renown researchers and educators who also serve as excellent mentors to new faculty who want to develop a significant program of scholarship and teaching. Lastly, I really wanted to be part of developing the strongest AGACNP DNP program in the country. It is very important to me to help teach and guide the next generation of AGACNP’s so they can provide their patients and communities with well-rounded and confident nurse practitioners who utilize critical thinking and evidence-based practice to achieve the best patient outcomes.
What is your field of research/specialty?
My field of research and scholarship focuses on transitions of care with the heart failure patient. I continue to study and develop ways to try and prevent hospital readmissions secondary to heart failure exacerbation by using different types of transitional care models that can prevent these readmissions. My clinical practice specialties include: inpatient and outpatient cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, heart failure, and clinical lipidology.
What courses do you teach?
I am currently teaching NURS 616 Adult-Gerontology Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Acute Illness II. I will also be teaching NURS 694a, Clinical Residency for the AGACNP students and NURS 615, Adult-Gerontology Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Acute Illness I.
Where are you from originally?
I was originally born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family whenever I get any down time. We enjoy travel and activities that are family oriented. I also have hobbies that include salt water reef tanks and watching football and hockey (live and on television).