Faculty Profile

Joanne Fletcher

Joanne Fletcher

Associate Professor, DNP Program

College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences


Associate Professor

Ed.D., Wilmington University

M.S.N., Wesley College

A.S., Wesley College


Dr. Fletcher is a full-time assistant professor in the DNP Program within the College of Health Professions at Wilmington University.  She teaches DNP core and project courses and serves as a DNP project chair, DNP Practicum faculty advisor and academic experiential engagement mentor.    She received her Associate Degree in Nursing and MSN in Health Promotion from Wesley College in Dover, DE.  She has a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.  Her dissertation was “The Impact of a Hospital Readmission Prevention Team on Hospital Readmission Rates.”  She is also certified as an Accredited Case Manager (ACM). 

Her professional experience has been in the Emergency and Care Management Departments in staff and leadership positions. She has a vast experience with quality improvement, utilization review/management, and care transitions.  She is an active member of the American Case Management Association (ACMA) Maryland Chapter and serves as co-chair of the ACMA membership committee and is a member of the education committee.  She is also a member of the National ACMA, Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Gamma chapter, American Nurses Association, and Delaware Nurses Association.

She has completed Wilmington University’s Pathways to Instructional Excellence and has been a presenter at national and local conferences.  She is a member of the Delaware Nursing Research conference committee and abstract review committee. She participates annually as a judge for Christiana Care Health System’s Nurses Week poster presentations and is a reviewer for the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice.