Professor of Nursing
Sheila Molony is a Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Molony’s research emphasizes the importance of individually-tailored care, actively listening to the voices of older adults and families, and using these perspectives to shape healing environments in long-term care. Dr. Molony’s work clarifies the concept of at-homeness, and she has developed a reliable and valid measure of this construct that been used nationally and internationally. Dr. Molony has created resources to guide prevention and mitigation of conditions that diminish at-homeness, including delirium, dementia-related symptoms, adverse medication events and avoidable hospitalizations. Dr. Molony’s most recent work includes the publication of Dementia Care Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Care Planning in a special issue of The Gerontologist.
Dr. Molony received her BSN from Boston University, her MSN and PhD from the University of Connecticut and her Postdoctoral Fellowship from PENN School of Nursing, in partnership with Yale University.