Desma Reno, MSN, APRN, GCNS-BC

Assistant Professor, Director RN-BSN Program

Education: ADN, Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Mo.;
BSN, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.;
MSN, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark..
Certification/Focus: GCNS-Gerontology
Courses Currently Teaching: Leadership & Management; Public Policy & Issues in Health Care; American Healthcare; Frail Elderly
Professional Organizations: ANA, MONA, Sigma Theta Tau, National League for Nursing
Rank: Assistant Professor
Other: Ms. Reno is currently working on her PhD in Workforce Education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. As a clinical nurse specialist in gerontology and as a nursing home administrator, she researches older adult issues, the nursing workforce and political activities related to nursing and healthcare. She has served as project director for a variety of grants related to serving the health care needs of older adults in the community throughout the Bootheel.


Crisp Hall 213
Department of Nursing
One University Plaza, MS 8300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701