Deborah M. Shirey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Associate Dean for the Online Graduate Program and Clinical Associate Professor
DNP, Loyola Univ. Chicago, Chicago, IL
MNSc, Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
ADN, Southern Arkansas Univ. Magnolia, AR
BA, (Mass Communication), Southern Arkansas Univ., Magnolia, AR
Office: 301.30 (LHSON)
Phone: 972-576-9195 or 479-422-8961
Work and Education:
Dr. Shirey is Associate Dean for the Online Graduate Program and Clinical Associate Professor for Baylor University LHSON since January 2019. She has taught both traditional and online courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for universities in Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas for the past 20 years and enjoys teaching students through evidence-based resources, as well as sharing her own clinical experiences as a family nurse practitioner. In addition, she has served as DNP Project Chair and committee member for multiple DNP students. Dr. Shirey is experienced in urgent care, community health, and infectious disease specialty. She currently provides volunteer clinical services for the McKinney (TX) Free Clinic.
Dr. Shirey is currently serving on the Conference Planning Committee for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) for the Chicago and Denver conferences in 2020 and 2021, respectively. While at LHSON, she is on the Graduate Program, the DNP Program Coordinators, the Graduate Studies, and the Program Effectiveness committees. She also served as a charter member of the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association (ANPA) and was involved in educational planning for the first ANPA conference.
Articles and Presentations
Dr. Shirey has recently written an article with Dr. Kristi Feutz entitled Measles 2019: Outbreaks, prevention, and treatment recommendations which is currently under peer review with the Clinician Reviews journal. In 2015, she made a poster presentation of her DNP project for the NONPF Conference in Denver, CO. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Beta Chapter), Texas Nurse Practitioners, North Texas Nurse Practitioners, American Nurse’s Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.
While relatively new to the Dallas area, Dr. Shirey participates in local charity events to benefit single parents, the homeless and underserved, and animal rescues. She also enjoys running in 5K and 10K events that benefit local charities, first responders, and military veterans. She and her husband, John, live in Wylie, TX with their three dogs. They have four adult children, three grandchildren, and will soon have two new sons-in-law. The Shireys have most recently been attending Gateway Church in Wylie.