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Deborah Hunt

Dr. Deborah Hunt is a Professor and Associate Dean of Nursing. She is also a Profesor Emerita from The College of New Rochelle.  She is a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine. She has published three nursing books and is currently working on her fourth book. She is an Ambassador with PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) and serves as Co-Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee at Community Board #10 where she spearheaded a healthy lifestyle initiative. She was the PI of the HRSA grant at CNR and facilitated its transfer to Mercy College. She is currently serving as one of the Activity Directors for the Title V Access grant. Her research interests are in leadership, patient outcomes, new nurse transition, and mentoring."

Deborah was the Interim Dean at The College of New Rochelle and led the transition of the nursing program to Mercy College. She is an alum of both The College of New Rochelle and Mercy College which shared a similar mission. Mercy College has welcomed her and the former students, faculty, staff, and administrators with welcoming arms and she appreciates the collegiality and commitment to service and excellence at all levels. 

In addition to academic writing, Deborah also publishes children's books, and the 2nd edition of her self-care book "Essential Oils, Teas, and Self-Care" will be released in 2021.

During this pandemic, Deborah has developed a new appreciation for zoom meetings and looks forward to sharing how she and her colleagues have used this platform to support students and faculty.


PhD, Adelphi University

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Deborah Hunt
  • Professor, Nursing
  • Associate Dean for Nursing, School of Health and Natural Sciences