Department of Nursing and Health Professions

Meet Deborah Ann Dodge MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

M.S., Nursing, Anna Maria College
B.S., Nursing, Fitchburg State College

Phone:  (603) 897-8470

Work Experience/Specialties
  • Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Hypnobirthing Certification

Deborah Dodge’s professional career has been in the specialty of nursing. During her undergraduate years she pursued an interest in military nursing enrolling in the ROTC program. Shortly after graduation, she was commissioned as a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant and served an active duty tour at Ft. Polk, LA as a maternal-newborn nurse. After completing her initial obligation, she remained in the 399th Combat Support Hospital for 20 years as a field nurse, clinical instructor, and administrator. She retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1999. In the civilian world, she has held nursing positions in maternal-newborn, neonatal ICU, community-health, administration and nursing education. She has been a nursing professor for ten years, teaching at Fitchburg State College and Rivier. Her teaching positions have included maternal-newborn nursing, pediatric nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and clinical psychiatric nursing.

She resides in Amherst, NH with her husband and children. She enjoys activities with her children, gardening, and reading.

Academic Philosophy
"My role as a nurse educator is to stimulate the desire to learn and question in a trusting environment. First, I want students to learn how to think critically and prioritize what is important. Second, to value their education and the importance of lifelong learning. Third, to understand the importance of using nursing knowledge to promote health in a global community. I will encourage students to become part of a changing world involving innovative ideas, practices, and technology. To accomplish this I will present multiple methods of instruction to assist the learner in the clinical and classroom areas to address various learning styles. I will encourage questions and feedback consistently."

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