Lea Dodge

Lea Dodge

Lea Dodge, Nursing

Lecturer, DNP Coordinator
HSSB 175


Family Practice, Medical-surgical Nursing, Hemodialysis, Wound Care, Infection Control

Research Interest

List of Publications

Diabetes management, Nursing Education, Discharge planning, Hemodialysis

Educational Background

2014, DNP, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2005, MS, University of Phoenix
2000, BSN, Salem State College
1995, RN Diploma, Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing


Lea Dodge, is a lecturer in the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and practices at Family Health Matters, a family practice in southern New Hampshire that is owned and operated by a nurse practitioner. Prior to her role as a nurse practitioner, she has had a variety of experiences as a registered nurse ranging from medical-surgical nursing, acute and chronic dialysis, employee health, infection control, and wound care. She has also spent several years as a director of quality management as well as working as a clinical quality manager. 

Dodge teaches a variety of courses in the undergraduate program as well as in the RN-BSN program. She serves as clinical coordinator for the junior gerontological clinical rotation. She also played an integral role in the development of the first dedicated education unit (DEU) in the nursing program and continues to oversee and maintain the DEU within the gerotonogical rotation. In 2013, she was awarded the Experiential Teaching Award from the UMass Lowell Faculty Symposium on Teaching and Learning. She is also a member of NLN and Sigma Theta Tau.