Denver School of Nursing Names New Dean of Nursing Education

Dr. Shelly Moriston Steps Up as New Dean at Denver School of Nursing

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The Denver School of Nursing has appointed

Dr. Shelley Grant Moriston as the new Dean of and Director of Nursing Education to advance the school’s faculty recruitment and retention, accreditations and degreed curriculum programs, announced Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president, The Denver School of Nursing



With over 25 years in nursing education, Dr. Moriston most recently served as the school’s Associate Dean where he was Director of the simulation lab, general education and online learning.


A specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing, he was hospital director of nursing at The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan where he managed a staff of over 200 professional nurses and mental health clinicians. 


He was Director of Nursing and Executive State Director for ResCare, Inc. in New Mexico where he directed service delivery for over 500 clients statewide who had developmental disabilities.


Dr. Moriston served in the U.S. Army where he served as hospital staff development instructor at three installations in Texas, Washington and Kentucky.


He holds his Doctor of Psychology with a specialization in Grief Counseling from California Coast University and his Masters and Bachelors in Nursing from Excelsior College, Albany, NY.