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


  • Out of the Simulation Center and Into the Classroom: Using Simulation to Enhance Geriatric Care Competency-Based Education INACL24 . Presentation, Accepted, 12/04/2023.
  • Promoting Competency-Based Education: An Innovative Undergraduate Nursing Course Guided by the Age-Friendly Health Systems 4Ms. National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence Leadership Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/22/2023.
  • Impact of an Online Course on Geriatrics and Quality Improvement Skills for Nurses in Long-Term Services and Supports. Symposium presentation Gerontological Society of America. Poster, Presented, 11/21/2023.
  • Keynote, STTI Gamma Rho, Gamma Rho Induction. ‘How did I get here?’. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/09/2023.
  • Enhancing the Long-term Care Nurse Workforce Through a Nurse Residency Program Virtual Conference. Poster, Presented, 11/2020.
  • The Utah Experience: Our Secret Sauce for a Nurse Residency Program Gerontological Society of America Virtual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 11/2020.
  • How's your Volunteer Squad's Communication Skills? Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Annual Meeting South Jordan, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Transforming Prelicensure Primary Palliative Nursing Education Sigma Theta Tau International Conference Washington, DC. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Utah Geriatric Education Consortium Utah Health Care Association Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/2019.
  • ELNEC-Undergraduate Curriculum: First Year of Successes & Lessons Learned Webinar. Other, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Effective and Ethical Communication with Older Adults and Family Members Facing End of Life (EOL). National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Meeting Indianapolis, IN. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Effective and Ethical Communication with Older Adults and Family Members Facing End of Life (EOL). National Gerontological Nursing Association, Annual Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana. Presentation, Presented, 10/02/2016.
  • Improving End of Life Care: An Evidenced-based Curriculum Western Institute of Nursing Conference Albuquerque, NM. Poster, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Improving End of Life Care: An Evidenced-based Curriculum University of Utah Healthcare Evidence-based Fair Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Geriatric Syndromes: Your Patient is Demonstrating What symptom?? National Gerontological Nursing Association, Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX. Presentation, Presented, 10/02/2014.
  • "Nursing Strategies to Reduce Fall Risks in Older Adults" at the National Gerontological Nursing Association annual conference in Clear Water, FL. Presentation, Presented, 10/04/2013.
  • Webinar: Spirituality, Spiritual Well-Being and Aging: August 2013 Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing/National Gerontological Nursing Association . Other, Presented, 08/02/2013.
  • Facilitated a panel: Providing Spiritual and Psychosocial Care for Terminally Ill Older Adults at the Rocky Mountain Geriatric Conference at Snow Bird, UT . Other, Presented, 09/14/2012.
  • Development of a novel curriculum to better prepare nurses for future demands in caring for the growing geriatric population Utah Nurses Association Conference . Poster, Presented, 09/2012.


  • English, fluent.


  • Nanci McLeskey & Rebekah Perkins, PhD, RN (2023). University of Utah College of Nursing Launches an Innovative 6-week Undergraduate Geriatric Nursing Course. National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Newsletter. Published, 12/04/2023.
  • Davis, A & Lippe, M., Glover, T., McLeskey, N., Shillam, C (2020). 'Integrating the ELNEC Curriculum into Nursing Education: Lessons Learned' . The Journal of Professional Nursing. Accepted, 10/06/2020.
  • Neller, S & McLeskey, N., Beynon, C., Madden, C., & Edelman, L.S (2020). “Development of a Long-Term Care Nurse Residency Program”. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Accepted, 01/2020.
  • Jie Lin & K. Supiano, C. Madden, & N. McLeskey (2017). “The impact of the End of Life Nurse Education Consortium (ELNEC) on attitudes of undergraduate nursing students toward care of dying patients. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Published, 01/2017.
  • Elderlin, C. & Rooker, J., Ball, S., Hippensteel, Alderman, J., Fisher, S. J., McLeskey, N., & Jordan, K. (2015). Summary of factors contributing to falls in older adults and nursing implications. Geriatric Nursing. Vol. (36), 4. Published, 10/2015.
  • N. McLeskey, C. Madden. “Geriatric assessment,” in Mansen, TJ, and Gaiola, J. Patient Focused Assessment: The Art and Science of Clinical Data Gathering. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Published, 02/2014.
  • Strategic planning for organizational effectiveness during dynamic change. Carlson, SL, Harris, M., & McLeskey, N. Geriatric Nursing 34 (4), 335-338, 2013. Published, 07/2013.
  • Review of current conceptual models and frameworks to guide transitions of care in older adults. Enderlin, C., McLeskey, N., Rooker, JL., Steinhauser, C., D'Avolio, D., Gusewelle, R., Ennen, KA. Geriatric Nursing, 34(1) 2013. Published, 01/2013.