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Debora Snarr

DEPARTMENT: Harrisonburg RN to BS

POSITION: Assistant Professor

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 350

PHONE: (540) 432-4982


Born in San Jose, California and raised on the East Coast in a family of 12 where love, as a strong and common bond, provided the framework for her work in the community. Deb received her BSN in 1977 and MS degree at the University of Maryland in 1977. She is a certified adult nurse practitioner and certified in wound care. She worked for many years with hospital systems and in the community providing meaningful access to quality care for vulnerable populations. She worked with inner city and rural populations, the elderly, estranged young women, HIV positive persons, migrant and seasonal farm-workers, employees and patients suffering with chronic wounds. Her impact has been on an individual and systems’ level. She shifted her focus to academia in 2013 after 37 years in the nursing field. Two places of honor she notes are at the foot of a patient and standing next to a nurse.