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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Geoff Shuster

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Associate Professor Emerita

Curriculum Vitae


(505) 272-5612

Dr. Shuster’s clinical expertise is in home health and community health.   Research interests include home health nursing,  the elderly population living in the community,  distance education and program evaluation.   Publications can be found in a number of different nursing and education journals (you have to look under “George Shuster” to find them).   Teaching courses include undergraduate honors research students as well as courses past and present in the MSN, DNP, and PhD programs at the college.

Dr. Shuster received his BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, his MSN from the University of Washington, and his PhD from the University of San Francisco in 1986.  These were his second set of degrees; he  also has a BA and MA in history as well as a number of PhD credits including credits in 19th century English history from Oxford University (where he had that “ah ha” moment and changed careers). He taught at the University of Virginia before coming to the University of New Mexico in 1991.

Keywords:  Home health nursing, elderly population, distance education, program evaluation