Teresa Kuta Reske, DNP, MPA, RN
Interim Dean, School of Nursing; Associate Dean of Graduate Studies; Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program; Associate Professor
Berchmans Fourth Floor 428
resket@elms.edu | 413-265-2355
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B.S.Saint Anselm College
MPAUniversity of New Haven
MSNVanderbilt University
DNPMGH Institute of Health Professions


Dr. Reske is the original member of the leadership team that developed the DNP program and has taught in the program since its inception in fall 2014. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience focusing on change management and process redesign from her roles as a nurse leader in inpatient and ambulatory settings. She currently teaches and coordinates a series of doctoral level courses including the scholarly DNP capstone immersion and project courses as well as courses in nurse leadership within organizations.

Prior to joining Elms College, she was responsible for clinical, operational, and financial leadership for practices in pediatric inpatient settings and pediatric ambulatory services. She also held advanced leadership positions in the Baystate Health system of services in start-up programs and in emerging roles such as clinical system nursing informatics, nurse telephone triage, market research, and patient satisfaction within a large tertiary health care system.

As the practice administrator prior to joining Elms, she led a major effort at Baystate Health to relocate nine practices into a newly designed children’s ambulatory specialty center with emphasis on using interprofessional teams to deliver high-quality care recognizing children’s unique ambulatory needs. She also held at the time an adjunct faculty position in an online graduate nursing program.

Dr. Reske has presented at national and international conferences on topics such as the patient experience, nursing informatics, nurse/patient care interactions, and leading teams for quality improvement and innovative change. Her areas of clinical interest include advanced nurse leadership and the advanced role of the nurse professional to improve patient care experiences.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Zeta chapter.

Dr. Reske was a chapter co-author in DNP Education, Practice, and Policy: Redesigning Advanced Practice Roles for the 21st Century (2012).