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Dorothy Dulko

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Dulko earned her Ph.D. in Cancer Nursing Research from the College of Nursing at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2007. She earned a post graduate certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from New York University. She holds a Master of Science degree as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) and a post master's certificate as an Adult Health NP from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Dulko has over 30 years of experience as an advanced practice nurse, hospital administrator, educator, and researcher. She holds national certifications as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner and Certified Clinical Research Professional.

Dr. Dulko is currently full-time faculty in the College of Nursing, Graduate Program at Walden University teaching Evidence- Based Practice. She also serves on doctoral dissertation committees. In addition to teaching, she is active in her community, serves as Chair of the Leadership Succession Committee for the Phi Nu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Dulko has dedicated her career to cancer patients, women's health and families framed in the transitions they face from diagnosis, through treatment, survivorship and end of life. Dr. Dulko is a Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and the Society for Clinical Research Professionals (SOCRA). She has served as Associate Editor for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and is currently a reviewer for the journal. Her research work has focused on symptom management and implementation science methodologies that foster evidence- based practice change in healthcare. Dr. Dulko has a number of publications and presentations that include strategies to implement evidence-based practice, measurement of quality of life in clinical research trials, gynecologic oncology, symptom management, cancer survivorship and use of technology in research. Dr. Dulko's research interests include investigating the unique role of nursing in the delivery of therapeutic clinical trials, technology in education, palliative care, women's health and healthcare provider burnout.

Dr. Dulko has enjoyed working with students and nurses at all levels as they develop their research skills. The same commitment that propels her dedication to patients, families and her profession also inspires her teaching.

Courses Taught

NUR 6052 - Essentials of Evidence Based Practice

NUR 6050 - Policy and Advocacy for Population Health


PhD, University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT United States

Public Service

American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Volunteer

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, University of Utah, 2007


Basch, E., Deal, A. M., Kris, M. G., Scher, H. I., Hudis, C. A., Sabbatini, P., Rogak, L., Bennett, A. V., Dueck, A. C., Atkinson, T. M., Chou, J. F., Dulko, D., Sit, L., Barz, A., Novotny, P., Fruscione, M., Sloan, J. A., Schrag, D. (2016). Symptom Monitoring With Patient-Reported Outcomes During Routine Cancer Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Sprague, B. L., Dittus, K. L., Pace, C. M., Dulko, D., Pollack, L. A., Hawkins, N. A., Geller, B. M. (2013). Patient satisfaction with breast and colorectal cancer survivorship care plans.. Clinical journal of oncology nursing.

Dittus, K. L., Sprague, B. L., Pace, C. M., Dulko, D., Pollack, L. A., Hawkins, N. A., Geller, B. M. (2014). Primary Care Provider Evaluation of Cancer Survivorship Care Plans Developed for Patients in their Practice.. Journal of general practice (Los Angeles, Calif.).

Dulko, D., Hertz, E., Julien, J., Beck, S., Mooney, K. (2010). Implementation of cancer pain guidelines by acute care nurse practitioners using an audit and feedback strategy.. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dulko, D., Pace, C. M., Dittus, K. L., Sprague, B. L., Pollack, L. A., Hawkins, N. A., Geller, B. M. (2013). Barriers and facilitators to implementing cancer survivorship care plans.. Oncology nursing forum.

Basch, E., Artz, D., Dulko, D., Scher, K., Sabbatini, P., Hensley, M., Mitra, N., Speakman, J., McCabe, M., Schrag, D. (2005). Patient online self-reporting of toxicity symptoms during chemotherapy.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.