Deanne’s first published book was an orientation pocket booklet when she worked in the Surgical ICU. This booklet fit into the pocket of her scrubs and contained the basic information as new critical care nurse would need when caring for critical ill surgical patients and open heart surgery patients. Nurses from the unit encouraged her to publish the book and when this was done, each new employee who came into SICU would get this pocket booklet.
Since then, Deanne has co-authored a book on concept mapping with Dr. Linda Caputi titled “Teaching Nursing Using Concept Mapping” published by the College of DuPage Press. Deanne has also written a chapter on concept mapping in the “Teaching Nursing” series of books published by College of DuPage.
She has contributed concept maps for a variety of nursing books including Fundamentals of Nursing textbooks and Medical/Surgical Textbooks.
Deanne has been a contributor to NCLEX Review Updates and recently completed 2 chapters for the Nursing Education Consultants NCLEX RN Review book. She contributed chapters on Cardiovascular Nursing and Peripheral Vascular Disease in Iggy’s Medical Surgical Textbook.