Faculty: Delaney


Colleen Delaney
Associate Professor and Coordin


P: (860) 486-4887

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 309
231 Glenbrook Rd. U-2026
Storrs, CT 06269-2026

Curriculum Vitae

In the News

Dr. Colleen Delaney and her holistic modalitiesUnison Now 2013

Research Interests

  • Nurse-led multicomponent interventions for older adults with heart failure receiving home care services
  • Advanced practice nursing care for persons with dementia and their family caregivers living at home
  • Evidence-based home care interventions to enhance care of older adults with depression
  • Spirituality and spirituality-based interventions for community dwelling older adults with cardiovascular disease

Research Funding

  • Principal Investigator, VNA HealthCare ($51,200) A Randomized Trial of Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure Recently Discharged from Home Care or Skilled Nursing Facility. 2011-2012
  • Principal Investigator, 2010- UConn Foundation ($1,500) Evaluation of a Depression Screening and Intervention Program for Older Home Health Care Patients. 2010-2011
  • Co-Investigator, National Institutes of Nursing Research ($179,245) Proactive Primary Dementia Care (Fortinsky PI). 2009-2012
  • Principal Investigator, VNA HealthCare Inc. ($5,000) Multicomponent Home Care Intervention for Heart Failure Patients: An Academic/Clinical Partnership. 2008-2009


  • Delaney, C., Apostolidis, B, LaChappele, L, & Fortinsky, R. (2010).  Home Care Nurses’
  • Knowledge of Evidence-based Education Topics for Management of Heart Failure. Heart & Lung (E-pub ahead of print) doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.12.005.
  • Delaney, C. & Apostilidis, Beka. (2010). Multicomponent Home Care Intervention for Heart
  • Failure Patients: An Academic Clinical Partnership. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25, E27-E40.
  • Barrere, C., Delaney, C., Peterson, D., & Hickey. K. (2010). Primary Stroke Center Education for Nurses: Improving Core Measures. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(12), 515-521.
  • Delaney, C., Barrere, C., & Helming, M. (2010). The influence of a spirituality-based intervention on quality of life, depression, and anxiety in community-dwelling adults with cardiovascular disease. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29(1), 21-32.
  • Fortinsky, R., Zlateva, I., & Delaney, C. (2010). Dementia Care Among Primary Care Physicians in Two States: Self-Reported Practices and Interest in Information Technology Assistance. The Gerontologist, 50(2) 179-191.
  • Delaney, C. & Barrere, C. (2009) Eco-Spirituality: The Experience of Environmental Meditation in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Holistic Nursing Practice. 23(6), 361-369
  • Delaney, C., & Barrere, C. (2008). Blessings: The Influence of a Spirituality-Based Intervention on Psycho-Spiritual Outcomes in a Cardiac Population. Holistic Nursing Practice, 22(4), 210-219.
  • Delaney, C. (2005). The Spirituality Scale: Holistic Assessment of the Human Spiritual Dimension. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(1) 145-167.


  • 2010- VNA HealthCare Partner of the Year, VNA HealthCare Inc. Hartford, CT
  • 2003- Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, Western Connecticut State University
  • 1999- Marlene Kramer Research Award, University of Connecticut