Nanci McLeskey, DNP, MCG, MDiv, GERO-BC, FNGNA portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Con-Hscbc Division
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, Columbia University
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Unit, Chaplain, Scott & White Hospital
  • Master of Clinical Gerontology, Gerontology, Baylor Universiy
  • Master of Divinity, Truett Seminary, Baylor University
  • End of Life Nursing Consortium Geriatrics, End of Life, ANCC, City of Hope
  • Teaching Nursing Post Master's Certificate, Nursing, University of Utah
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Improving End-of-Life Care: An Evidence-based Curriculum


Nanci McLeskey, DNP, MCG, MDiv, GERO-BC, FNGNA received a B.S. in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing in NYC.  After 20+ years as an ICU and medical-surgical nurse, she completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Unit from Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TX, received a Masters of Gerontology from Baylor University, Waco, TX, and a Masters of Divinity from Truett Seminary, Baylor University, was awarded the Teaching Nursing Post Masters Certificate at the University of Utah, completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice, and became an ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer and champion for the geriatric curriculum and the 'Intergrating Palliative Oncology Care into the Doctor of Nursing Education and Clinical Practice'.  She is boarded in Gerontological Nursing.  Nanci’s work experience also includes serving as Alzheimer’s Director in an assisted living facility, Nurse Educator in a long-term care facility, and Geriatric Nurse Educator at the University of Utah  where she educated and worked on QI progjects with health care providers in primary care clinics throughout UT, MT and WY in caring for the older adult. Nanci is currently Associate Professor (Clincial) in Gerontology at the University of Utah College of Nursing and the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and a Fellow in the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA). She is the author of a growing list of publications dealing with improvements in the medical care and overall support of the geriatric patient, and has developed novel curricular advances in educating nursing students in the care of older adults. Teaching about the care of older adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease and those at end of life, is her passion! 

Board Certifications

Gerontological Nurse 11/04/2026