Debora L. Tracey, DNP, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Clinical Learning at the Rutgers School of Nursing
Debora L. Tracey, DNP, RN, CNE, is Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Clinical Learning at the Rutgers School of Nursing. She has been instrumental in the expansion of simulation-based learning into the school of nursing’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. During the merger of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, she guided the integration of the simulation programs and resources. Dr. Tracey provides direction across disciplines and program levels in developing and implementing discipline specific and interprofessional simulation experiences.
Dr. Tracey earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Rockland Community College, her BSN and MSN in nursing education from Ramapo College/UMDNJ, and her DNP from Rutgers. She is a certified nurse educator, and earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UMDNJ Foundation Trustees (2011-2012) and the Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator Award (2013) for her work in simulation.
In 2016, Dr. Tracey was Co-PI for a RWJ-NJNI grant titled “Redesigning Nursing Education to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health”. She has published and presented her work statewide and nationally and is a member of multiple professional societies.