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Heather Humphreys, DNP, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Eastern Kentucky University, 2016
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Liberty University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Liberty University, 2001


Dr. Heather Humphreys serves as an Associate Professor for the Liberty University School of Nursing (LUSON). She enjoys teaching full-time in the residential BSN program, where her primary focus is preparing final-semester seniors for transition to practice in the capstone course. Dr. Humphreys embraces a servant leadership style and employs engaging, innovative teaching strategies including simulation, role-play, case studies, and interprofessional activities. She is passionate about encouraging and empowering students to achieve their academic goals and career goals. Dr. Humphreys also teaches online LUSON courses in the RN-to-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs, serving as Subject Matter Expert for several courses. Previously, Humphreys worked in surgical services in a multi-system hospital in Virginia.

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses’ Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Courses Taught

  • NURS 200 Nursing Process Application
  • NURS 210/211 Health Assessment
  • NURS 220 Advanced Nursing Communication
  • NURS 221 Fundamentals in Nursing
  • NURS 440 Strategies for Community Health
  • NURS 445 Population Health
  • NURS 490 Leadership/Management in Nursing
  • NURS 521 Nursing Issues, Informatics, and Technology
  • NURS 522 Performance Management in Healthcare
  • NURS 631 Community Health Practicum I
  • NURS 718 Informatics, Technology and Trends for Transforming Health Care

Research Interests

  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Transition to Practice
  • Professionalism
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Spiritual Care
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