Ellen Deluca, RN, PhD

Professor of Nursing

Degrees and Certifications

  • BSN, St. Louis University
  • MSN, Catholic University
  • PhD, University of Maryland


I have many years of nursing experience in acute care, medical surgical nursing, and nursing administration. Prior to joining Lynchburg College in 1998, I held a variety of roles in the D.C./Maryland area in both nursing education and practice.

Professional Interests/Research

Breast Cancer, Chronic Disease, Civic Engagement, Community-Based Research

Selected Publications

DeLuca, E. (in press for 2008). Diseases of the lower respiratory tract. In Osborn, Wraa & Watson (Eds.)Medical-Surgical Nursing: Preparation for Practice.

DeLuca, E., Andrews, L. & Hale, P. (2004). "You learn how to act:": The impact of service with elders on student learning. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 9 (2) p.91-104.

DeLuca, E. (2005). Crossing cultures: The lived experience of Jordanian graduate students in nursing.International Journal of Nursing Studies. 42 (6), pp 657-663.

De Luca, E.(1995). Reconsidering rituals: A vehicle for educational change. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 26 (3) 139-144.

Borelli, M. & De Luca, E. (1993). Physical health promotion in psychiatric day treatment. Journal of Psycosocial Nursing 31, (3) 15-18.

Pollin, S. and De Luca, E. (1992). How to use the new weapon against anemia. RN Magazine, 55 (1) 36-38.

DeLuca, E. and Larson, M. (1992). Interventions for clients with lower respiratory tract disorders. In Ignatavicius and Bayne (Eds.) Medical Surgical Nursing: A Nursing Process Approach. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Personal Info/Interests

I enjoy my family, yoga, reading, and Vermont in the summer.

Ellen Deluca