Dr. Dunphy was the inaugural Associate Dean for Practice in the CEL CON, from 2014-18. She is most known for her widely used textbook, Primary Care: The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing, now going into its fifth edition. Dr. Dunphy also published and presented on the history of nursing and medicine, and is recognized in that arena for her scholarship on the development and use of the iron lung, used during the polio epidemics of 20th century.

She has had long and deep connections to FAU having spent 1995 – 2006 here also and was Full Professor and Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs when she left, spending the years of 2006 -2014 in the College of Nursing of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Dr. Dunphy was a trailblazer in that setting also having been appointed there as Full Professor and Inaugural Routhier Chair for Practice. She also was the first Associate Dean for External Affairs in that setting. Dr. Dunphy was a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow from 2009-2012 and in 2012 was the founding nurse lead of the Rhode Island Action Coalition (RIAC) established to advance the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report published in 2011. Dr. Dunphy now divides her time between Boca Raton, FL and Narragansett, RI.


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