Self Care for Deaf and Low Literacy Clients


Gregory Shuler, MSN, RN, RN-BC

Gregory Shuler MSN, RN-BC. is a nurse manager for the Medical Clinic at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital in Worcester, MA.  He has over twenty years of experience in health care working in roles such as infection control, nurse supervisor, utilization review/ performance improvement, nursing education, nursing clinical Meditech training consultant, and as a charge nurse working with Deaf psychiatric patients.  In 2014, he graduated with a Master of Science degree in Community and Public Health Nursing from Worcester State University (WSU) and received the graduate medallion for the highest nursing academic achievement.

In 2011, he completed a dual BS degree in Nursing Education and Business Administration and received the Summa Cum Laude Honor while simultaneously pursuing his MS in Nursing.  He is fluent in American Sign Language.  He has been an active participant in the Central Mass Health Literacy Project and was a keynote speaker at the May 2011 symposium at WSU. Greg’s health literacy work focuses on deaf and low literacy population. 

CMHLP organized a health literacy symposium featuring  Gregory Shuler, MSN, RN on “Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Educating Self-Care Skills to Deaf and Low Literacy Clients” on May 11, 2011. 

Greg’s presentation has received great reviews and it is one of the few health literacy presentations that has sign language interpretation. This  was made possible with a mini grant from the Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.