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Shelley G. Moriston, PsyD, RN

Shelley's Story

2012 Carrie B. Lenburg Award Recipient

Shelley G. Moriston, of Longmont, Colo., is a three-time graduate of Excelsior College’s School of Nursing, having earned an associate degree in 1996, a bachelor’s degree in 2007, and a master’s degree in 2010. In 2012, he was promoted to dean of nursing education programs at the Denver School of Nursing. In this role, he has redesigned and developed curricula, as well as led the college through multiple accreditation processes with outstanding achievements. He has also been published nationally and internationally in peer-reviewed journals and nursing textbooks and is currently writing a textbook on psychiatric nursing for practical/vocational nurses. He also holds a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in psychology from California Coast University and is currently completing his second doctoral degree in nursing education at Capella University. 

Dr. Moriston has dedicated his life’s work in nursing to the care of and advocacy for vulnerable populations. These include children and adults with developmental disabilities, adolescents and adults with acquired or traumatic br