Deborah Kane


College Assistant Professor
HSS 107

Deborah Kane began her nursing career in 1991, at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) working nights on a specialty post-surgical al floor. As MMC transitioned into a new patient care model, LDRP care, she found a new love: Maternal-Newborn care. She became NCC certified in Maternal-Newborn care in1998.  In 2001 she became a school nurse, and began her focus on care for children & families. She began to study teaching, research, and administration in Family and consumer sciences. This learning experience provided a new and different way to view how children grow and develop skills & knowledge focused on the psycho-social aspects of individuals & families, and growth and development. In 2014 she began her nursing education career and has enjoyed seeing nursing students be successful, and start fulfilling careers.


Master of Science in Health Care Leadership: Nursing Education, Regis University
M.S. Family and Consumer Sciences, New Mexico State University
BSN, Nursing, New Mexico State University
Associate Degree in Nursing, New Mexico State University

Clinical Focus

  • NCC Certified Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 1998-2001
  • Care of children in a public school setting, 2001-2012
  • Graduate Level Academic Certificate in Health Care Education, Regis University, Colorado

Selected Publications

  • Lead team presenter for collaborative breakout session on NMNEC Professional Concepts Courses which included Level 1 (ADN) & Level 3 (BSN). Information included course concepts & accreditation standards, Nov. 2018
  • Curriculum redesign work with Computer Career Center/Vista College, Jan 2015- Aug 2015
  • Short Newspaper article, Las Cruces Sun News, Healthy Living/School section: Ear care, avoid use of Cotton Swabs, Spring 2012
  • Maternal child discharge packet instructions Developed as part of BSN project, adapted by MMC maternal child unit 1995