Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Graduate Nursing
Nurse Practitioner M.S.N. Department
Dr. Brenda L. Douglass is a doctorally prepared, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with
over 25 years of nursing experience. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP)
degree from Chatham University (2011) with a specialization in Tobacco Use Disorders with
combination pharmacotherapy. In 2006, she earned a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from
Thomas Jefferson University where her graduate project focused upon diabetes and metabolic
Dr. Douglass received training on tobacco use disorders at Thomas Jefferson University and at
the University of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
(CTTS). Undergraduate studies were completed at Immaculata University where she earned a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
“With a practice-doctorate in nursing and clinical expertise, I am uniquely prepared to teach and
deliver the highest quality of care where complex conditions such as diabetes exists. Dr.
Douglass is a Board Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). “As a healthcare provider, helping
patients optimize health and wellness is a priority.” In addition to practicing clinically, Dr.
Douglass enjoys educating health professionals and advanced practice nursing students
academically along with preceptorship in the clinical setting.
Dr. Douglass brings forth a wealth of clinical experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse caring
for individuals with acute and chronic illnesses. She has practiced in the speciality areas of
endocrine, cardiology, pulmonology, sleep disorders, and chronic health conditions. Her
extensive nursing experience in Emergency Nursing and Trauma care adds to her knowledge in
caring for individuals across the lifespan and educating upcoming nursing professionals.
Dr. Douglass is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the New
Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
(SRNT), and the South Jersey Advance Practice Nurse Council. She holds memberships in the
National Honor Society (Chatham University) and Sigma Theta Tau (Thomas Jefferson
University). She was a two-year recipient of the Pennsylvania Independence Blue Cross Nurse