Congratulations to Dr. Stieve for Quality Matters (QM) Course Certification!

The Office of Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR) would like to congratulate Dr. Deb Stieve on her recent Quality Matters (QM) course certification for NURS 4415 – Community Health. Her course was formally reviewed and met QM standards for course design. QM certified courses are listed in QM’s national database of certified courses and each receives a QM seal to display within the course. 

Dr. Stieve, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE began her nursing career in Michigan. She obtained her BSN in 1983 and MSN in Nursing Services Administration in 1988 from Northern Michigan University which is located on the shores of Lake Superior. She has worked in many areas in nursing at several locations from rural to urban, acute care, home health, hospice and public health as staff and management. She was influenced by opportunities in nursing with more education and obtained a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis on Nursing Services Administration and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Oakland University in 2010 also in Michigan. She began teaching in nursing in 2006 and continues to be passionate about influencing student nurses to be high achieving advocates wherever they aspire.  She has taught in face to face courses with responsibilities of teaching didactic and clinical care in several undergraduate BSN courses; currently she teaches in the RN-BSN online program. She started working at UA Little Rock in the online RN to BSN program in August of 2015. This past August Deb became certified as a Nurse Educator (CNE). Her area of research is on rural patients’ learning needs to care for themselves at home after cardiac surgery, nursing student success, and self-compassion for nurses.

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If you are interested in Quality Matters or would like to know more about the course development and certification process, please contact Drew Glover ( in the STaR Office.

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