DNP, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MSN, Health Promotion and Development Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
BSN, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • How to Give Devastating News: Simulating the Experience with Family Nurse Practitioner Students Using the SPIKES Criteria, 2018
  • Student Self-Evaluation and Self-Efficacy Using Video Debriefing, and Physical Assessment Evaluative Rubrics with Standardized Patient Simulation for High Stakes Testing: A Comparative Mixed Method Design within a Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2017
  • Women’s Health Beliefs about Pap-smears: Is Self-Sampling an Acceptable Alternative for the Under-screened – A Look at Puerto Rico, 2014
  • The Effect of Protective Restraining Devices on the Self-Esteem, Psychological Distress and Independent Function of Medically and Psychiatrically Ill Institutionalized Elderly, VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Factors Influencing Length of Stay in a Tertiary Care Facility as Examined on Exit Interview, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1987


  • Mitchum, D., “Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care,” chapters 4, 8, 12 and 15, Advanced Practice Education Associates, 2020 
  • Webb (Mitchum), D., Tour, C. Hurt, R., Van Kammen, D., “Recognizing Excellence: Giving Your AWE,” Journal of Nursing Administration, 1992
  • Tour, C., Webb (Mitchum), D., “Walk for Life,” VA Practitioner, 1991

Awards & Recognition

  • Carlow University President’s Excellence Fund for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for “2020 Vision for Uganda: Improving access to health care for vulnerable children,” 2020
  • Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Honoree, 2018
  • Carlow Mission Moment Faculty Leadership Award, Carlow Board of Trustees, 2018
  • Best Poster Presentation for Innovative Practice – Narrative Health Care, Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference, 2013
  • Cameo of Caring Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
  • Federal Woman of the Year, Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board, 2008
  • Veterans Administration Heart and Hands Award for Outstanding Clinician, 1992
  • Person of Distinction, Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board, 1991
  • Federal Women’s Program Excalibur Award, 1990

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Eta Chapter
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health
  • International Society for Women’s Sexual Health
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