Assistant Professor, Nursing

Ackerman Hall 204, Troy
[email protected]


D.N.S., University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center

B.S., Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center

B.S., Health, State University of New York College at Cortland


Registered Professional Nurse New York State

Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association 

Courses Taught

  • NSG 212 Nursing Interventions I (lecture)
  • NSG 212 Nursing Interventions I (lab/clinical)
  • Nursing Simulation Coordination

Selected Awards

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Kappa Chapter

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Professional Health Education Honorary

Federal Nursing Research Traineeship, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Denver, CO 

Areas of Research/Research Interest

Narrative Inquiry
Reflective Practice
Health Literacy 

Selected Presentations

Thrall, D. (2011). Nursing simulation at SUNY Adirondack. Presentation to SUNY Adirondack Board of Trustees. SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY. 

Thrall, D. (2008).  Universal protocol: Implications for policy and practice.  Medical & Nursing staff meetings.  Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY. 

“Health Literacy in the Diabetes Population  at VAECHCS” Gateway to the Future: Doctor  of Nursing Research Conference, University of Colorado  Health .Sciences Center Denver, CO May 2004

Poster Presentation, American Military Surgeons of  The United States 16th Annual Karen Rieder Nursing Research Poster Session Denver, CO  November  2004

Poster Presentation, Health Services Research & Development National Meeting: Improving Care for Veterans with Chronic Illnesses” Baltimore, MD February 2005

Poster Presentation, Sixteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence Based Practice Symposium: Translating Research into Practice. Denver, CO March 2005 

Selected Publications

Thrall D.T. & Bent, K.N. (2006). Assessing health literacy in veteran patients with diabetes. Federal Practitioner. 23(10):9-11, 13, 16

Thrall, D.T. et al. (Compilers). (2002). Broomfield County Community Health Assessment. Denver: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing. 

Selected Professional Associations

National League for Nursing (NLN)

International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)

New York League for Nurses (NYLN) 

Selected Service/Community Activities

Interdisciplinary Ethics Committee member Glens Falls Hospital 2008-present