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Deanna Garza

Deanna Garza

Assistant Professor Associates Degree Nursing


I have been a Registered Nurse for nearly 14 years with most of my nursing background being in Emergency Medicine, Pediatric IMC, Pediatric Long-Term Care, and Clinical Nurse Management. I am certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Pediatrics and have experience working with both children and adults. I have practiced in Maryland, Delaware, and California but have settled in to Harford County, Maryland to raise my family. I choose to teach at HCC because it allows me to work with students in the community in which I live. Additionally, I serve as a faculty advisor to both the Student Nurses Association and Gamma Upsilon.


  • ASN, Cecil College
  • MSN, Point Loma Nazarene University

Research Interests

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Nursing
  • Spiritual Care in Nursing
  • Patient-and Family-Centered Care
  • Best Practices in Pediatric Pulmonary Care and Technology-Dependent Children

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical I
  • Contemporary Issues in Nursing


  • Continuing Education (Nurse Refresher, Phlebotomy II, Medication Administration for Childcare Providers, and CPR for Healthcare Providers).