Assistant Professor of Nursing
Areas of Interest: Quality Improvement
Office:WSON 221
Phone:(585) 385-8084
Deborah Hurley

Clinical Nurse Leader
Emergenetics Facilitator
Apple Teacher


DNP, University of Rochester
MS Leadership, University of Rochester
BSN, Brockport University
AAS, Monroe Community College

Dr. Hurley currently is serving as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Nursing. She has served in many roles throughout her 30 years of experience. Providing direct patient care, she has worked in orthopedics and surgical intensive care. She has served in various leadership roles including assistant nurse manager, nurse manager, Clinical Nurse Leader for Critical Care, Nurse representative for EMR, and assistant director of American Heart Association programs at URMC. She continues to work at URMC per diem supporting teams in PeriOperative as an RN in the Surgical Center and Learning and Development as both ACLS Faculty and Emergenetics facilitator.


  • The Beacon collaborative: A journey to excellence
  • Polypharmacy prior to in-hospital cardiac arrest among patients with cardiopulmonary diseases: A pilot study


  • NURS 317- Med Surg I
  • NURS 320- Patho pharmacology I
  • NURS 402- Leadership II
  • GNUR 558- Capstone Development
  • GNUR 702- Research for the APRN