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Nursing Theorist

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Dr. Joanne R. Duffy

Dr. Duffy is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Providence, RI.  She received her BSN at Salve Regina College in Newport, RI, and holds masters and doctoral degrees from The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Duffy is best known for her leadership in maximizing patient outcomes and has a history of theory-based innovations that have guided practice and policy changes in acute care settings.