Deborah Busch, DNP, CPNP-PC, CLC

Assistant Professor, FCH
Address: 575C
Phone Number: 410-706-8725
Fax Number: 410-706-0253


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
  • CRNP/MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, Gwynedd Mercy College, PA, 1999
  • RN/BSN, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1992


  • 2013: Anderson Pool Health Care Trust Research and Developmental Grant recipient
  • 2013: Primary Care Breastfeeding Tri-Core Breastfeeding EBP Capstone Project
  • 2012: American Academy of Pediatrics PA Chapter: BEST Breastfeeding Education grant
  • 2005-06: Pennsylvania Department of Health Community-Based Breastfeeding Grant recipient

Primary Teaching Areas: 

  • NURS 714: Common Health Problems in Children II
  • Pediatric Clinical Student Precepting for University of Maryland School of Nursing PNP program

Academic & Professional Activities: 

  • 2013: Secretary of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Breastfeeding SIG Group
  • 2013: DNP Committee, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • 2012: Charter member of the Lehigh Valley, PA Breastfeeding Coalition formation
  • 2012: NAPNAP Breastfeeding Guidelines Task Force committee

Professional Nursing Experiences:

  • 1999-2013: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, primary care general pediatrics
  • 2008-2012: Adjunct Clinical Instructor, DeSales University, PA Nurse Practitioner program
  • 1996-1997: The United States Peace Corps, Nepal, MCH Public Health program
  • 1993-1996: Pediatric Public Health Clinic and Immunization program
  • 1992-1993: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA