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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Alice Dupler, MSN, JD., RN, APRN, CNP, PS,

Professor of Nursing

Alice Dupler, MSN, JD., RN, APRN, CNP, PS,

Professor of Nursing
School of Health Professions
Alice Dupler

Alice Dupler, MSN, JD. RN, APRN, CNP, PS, Professor
Dr. Dupler is a nurse practitioner and attorney who joined the University of Providence in 2017. As a staff nurse, Alice worked in Burn & Plastic Surgery, Step-Down Telemetry, Oncology and Renal Failure/Transplant Units. There she learned the importance of care and compassion, as well as nursing clinical expertise.
As a Nurse Practitioner in 1985, she transitioned to long term care where she began her career advocating for vulnerable populations including older adults, and those with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. Alice accepted positions in management as an administrator and Vice-President of Operations where she learned health care finance.
In 1989, Alice was recruited to work as a surveyor and complaint investigator of abuse and neglect of older adults in Washington State. Twelve years later, she found her second passion when she began teaching students at Washington State University and Gonzaga University. For Alice, It is an honor and privilege to work with RN to BSN students who are pursuing excellence in the profession of nursing.
As a nursing practitioner and nurse attorney, Alice specializes in teaching evidence-based nursing practice, nursing leadership, and, senior seminars, where students demonstrate the integration of the knowledge they attained while completing their journeys at the University of Providence.
Professional interests: Dr. Dupler actively engages in efforts to protect vulnerable adults, including older adults and those with developmental and mental issues. She consults regularly with the US Department of Justice and State agencies to advocate for their rights, and, to assist them to attain equitable justice. She is a Fellow and past Board Member in the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.
Scholarship: Dr. Dupler addresses older adult rights, student engagement and legal issues in caring for others. She has written 18 grants, eight book chapters, and 26 articles. And, Dr. Dupler is an invited reviewer of publications for nine peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Dupler has actively solicited and received 18 grants, including but not limited to, funds for student scholarships and development of simulation labs. Showcasing the work of research and development teams, she has also done 25 podium or poster presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally with professional nursing and legal organizations.
Award, Honors and Professional Memberships: Dr. Dupler is honored to be an active member of the US Supreme Court Bar and the Washington State Bar. As a NP and nurse educator, she has been acknowledged as a humanitarian through the Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian Award, Providence Health Services. Dr. Dupler has also been commended each year for her pro bono work with older adults since 2011 to the present.