debran L Harmon-O'Connor

Assistant Professor • Nurse Anesthetist Program

Nursing • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Anesthesia Nursing

Education

December 2014 Doctor in Nursing Practice at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

December 2010 Nursing Education Certification, University of Central Florida, Orlando.

December 2006 Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Anesthetist, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, Clinical Site: Shands-UF Health, Jacksonville, Florida.

September 2002- November 2003 Critical Care Internship St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida

May 2003- December 2003 Florida International University, BSN Bridge Courses, North Miami, Florida.
December 2001 Massage Therapy Certificate, Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ), Jacksonville, Florida.

May 1999 Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, FCC J, Jacksonville, Florida.

December 1993 Associate Degree in Nursing, FCCJ, Jacksonville, Florida.

August 1991 Master of Art in Teaching, Educational Leadership, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida.

April 1988 Master of Science in Health Science, Health Promotion, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

December 1977 Bachelor of Science in Health, Leisure, and Sports, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

August 1975 Associate Degree in Art, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida.
 

Biography

Dr. Harmon serves the Jacksonville community in the appointed position of Clinical Coordinator at St. Vincent's-Riverside for the UNF nurse anesthetist program students. She also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves as a Nurse Anesthetist.

Awards

Sigma Theta Tau International- FIU, 2006.
Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society- FIU, 2006.
Member Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society- Chapter Upsilon Eta 2000.
Nominated Teacher of the Year 1993 and 1994 Landmark Middle School.
Outstanding Community Service Award- Division of Health Science, College of Health,
University of North Florida 1988.
Awarded Graduate Assistantship, UNF-College of Health 1987-1988.
American Cancer Society’s Dora A. Hicks Health Education Scholarship 1987.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude- University of West Florida, B.S. 1977.
 

Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, member #077187, since 2004.
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, since 2004.
American Association of Critical- Care Nurses, Northeast Florida Chapter, 2003- 2007.

CERTIFICATION  /  LICENSURE

Basic Cardiac Life Support, Provider, valid until 2018.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Provider, valid until 2018.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Provider, valid until 2016.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2002- 2006.
Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner# ARNP 2804752, expires 4-30-17.
Florida Emergency Medical Technician, # 88492, expires December 1, 2004.
Florida Massage Therapist # MA 38437, expires August 31, 2005.
State of Florida, Department of Education Professional Educator’s Certificate #431465, expires June 30, 2018.
 

Publications & Presentations

Harmon, d. L., Monaghan, W. P., Hogan, G., McCarthy, E. J. (2014, February). Anesthesia safety: Filter needle use with glass ampules, Poster session presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large 2014 Spring Research Symposium, Jacksonville, Florida.

Harmon, d. L. (2013). Safer injection practices: Filter needle use with glass ampoules, Letter to the editor, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter, 28 (2), 42.

Harmon, d. L. (2013, June). Filter needle use with glass ampoules, Poster presented at the 2013 Spring Meeting of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Harmon, d. L. (2013, March). Literature review-Anesthesia safety: Filter needle use with glass ampoules, Poster presented at the 2013 UNF Patient Safety Conference, Amelia Island, Florida.

Farmer, H. L., Harmon, d. L., Monaghan, W. P., & Pabalate, J. L. (2012). Use of Glass Ampules and Filter needles by Anesthesia Providers. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in San Francisco, California.

Kalinski, D. A., Waters, A. I., Monaghan, W. P., Pyati, R., Harmon, d. L., & Pabalate, J. L. (2012). A Comparison between Filter needles vs. Non-Filter needles on Glass Particle Contamination of the Aspiration from Glass Ampules. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in San Francisco, California.

Calcote, A., Davis, R., Monaghan, W. P., Harmon, d. L., Pyati, R. (2014). A Comparison Between 18-Gauge Blunt Fill Needle, 18-Gauge Beveled Needle, and Blunt Plastic Cannula Access Device on Potential Rubber Stopper Coring Contamination. Poster presented at the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress in Orlando, Florida.

Barber, T. S., Nusca, H. M., McDonough, J. P., Osterbrink, J., Shores, R., Harmon, d. L. (2014). Physical Activity in Nurse Anesthesia School. Poster presented at the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress in Orlando, Florida.
 

Harmon-O'ConnorContact Information

(904) 620-2684

debran.harmon@unf.edu


Office Hours

Fridays by appointment