Michael D Bumbach PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
About Michael D Bumbach
Dr. Bumbach teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. An example of these courses include health assessment, pathophysiology/pharmacology and advanced health assessment and courses in the family nurse practitioner track. Dr. Bumbach is the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track Coordinator, overseeing clinical placements and curriculum in the FNP courses.
Dr. Bumbach’s major focus of research interest include methods associated with technology and patient general welfare. Various technologies are being used more and more in the health care markets, both with patient care and patient care products. The underlying question of these technologies is, ‘do they work?’ Dr. Bumbach aims to answer these questions and increase general wellness for community health.
A second area of scholarship includes technology in nursing education. As the discipline of nursing evolves to maintain a balance of tradition and modernism, technology arises in the center of a nursing student’s experience. Technology is important, but evidence supporting the student experience and educational efficacy highlights the importance of best practices.
Dr. Bumbach started in the role as an emergency/trauma nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He continued his education with a Master’s in advanced practice nursing and became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). Directly after graduation, Dr. Bumbach worked in Charleston, SC, at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Pulmonary and Critical Care floor, contracted for as a long term care FNP. Taking all of these experiences, he moved to the outpatient clinical setting where he practiced family primary care and outpatient urgent care in Charleston, SC. Dr. Bumbach continued in this clinical role as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL, with a primary focus on urgent care.
Honors & Awards
Technology and Patient Care; Health Education/Health Literacy; Men’s Health; Technology in Nursing Education