Denise S. Reeves, MS, RNC-MNN portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Research Summary

2019 "No Time Like the Present: Optimizing Student Success Through Early Clinical Engagement". A phenomenological research study to evaluate an innovative curricular model designed to offer student nurses a unique and early exposure to acute care nursing practice. Results will provide foundational data for appropriate scaffolding of content and theory and clinical practice across a concept-base curriculum.


  • M.S., Teaching Nursing, University of Utah, College of Nursing. Project: An Examination of Pre and Post Clinical Conferences in Baccalaureate Nursing Education
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Colorado, College of Nursing
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Houston


Denise S. Reeves, MS, RNC-MNN, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing.  She has 20 years of clinical nursing experience in Acute Care Medical/Surgical Nursing, Maternal/Newborn, Intermediate Newborn Care, and Women's Special Care.  As a charge nurse and nurse educator, she currently facilitates the implementation of various perinatal policies and guidelines at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, and teaches a variety of courses in the College of Nursing pre- and post-licensure Baccalaureate Program.  During her time at the College of Nursing, she has been directly involved in curiculum revision, course development, clinical practicums, and simulation.  Her commitment to nursing extends into the community through volunteer activities at University Health, local schools, health fairs, public health clinics, and community resource centers.