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Dr. Dumphy is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the College of Health Science and Professions. She has also maintained Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner clinical practice in pediatrics, hospice, geriatrics, primary care, home health and adult chronic disease management; her most desired population to serve being the indigent and underserved. In addition, she has authored several publications, completed and received awards for national and international podium and poster presentations, and serves as a peer-reviewer for evidence-based practice journals. Her research interests include implementation science in primary care and graduate nursing education. Dr. Dumphy served in the Massachusetts and South Carolina Army National Guard.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 6031 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 6105 Rural Primary Care I
  • NURS 6205 Rural Primary Care II
  • NURS 6270 Nursing Education Practicum
  • NURS 7003 Advanced Nursing Essentials
  • NURS 7005 Rural Primary Care III
  • NURS 7105 Rural Primary Care IV
  • NURS 7130 Advanced Research
  • NURS 7207 Rural Primary Care V
  • NURS 7051 Clinical Immersion
  • NURS 7060 Nursing Education Graduate Project
  • NURS 7221 Rural Primary Care Proj/Thesis


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice , Duke University
  • Post-master FNP, University of North Georgia
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education , University of North Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Associate of Science in Management, Bristol Community College

Research/Special Interests

Implementation science in primary care and graduate nursing education


Dumphy, D., Turner, B., Bulos, H., & Clark. M. (2015, April). A rural, medically underserved community
breastfeeding intervention in pediatric primary care. Submitted for publication to the Journal of
Pediatric Health Care.

Dumphy, D. (2008). The breastfeeding surgical patient. AORN Journal 87(4), p.759-770.

Dumphy, D. (2007, December/January). Getting ready for the baby: Breastfeeding. 400 Edition, p.68.

Professional associations: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau

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