Department of Nursing and Health Professions

Deborah Ann Dodge

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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

Specialties

  • Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Hypnobirthing Certification

Background

Deborah Dodge’s professional career has been in the specialty of nursing. Shortly after graduation, she joined the Army Nurse Corps and served in both active and reserve status for 22 years as a field nurse, clinical instructor, and administrator. Deborah has held nursing positions in maternal-newborn, neonatal ICU, community-health, administration, and nursing education. She has been a nursing professor for more than 20 years and is certified in hypnobirthing, simulation, and nursing education.

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.”

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  • 2015 - Poster presentation: International Nursing Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference
  • 2010 - Poster presentation: Nursing Simulation - Rivier College Nursing Honor Society Research Day
  • 2009 - Speaker: Simulation in Nursing, Faculty Development, Rivier College
  • 2008 - Speaker: Conference on Simulation in Nursing, Sharing Topics of Interest to Our Curriculum, Rivier College

Courses Taught

  • Care of the Childbearing Family
  • Care of the Adult 1
  • Maternity Clinical
  • Simulation Lab
  • Community Health Nursing (online)