Dr. Mercy Mumba is an Assistant Professor in the Capstone College of Nursing. She graduated with her Honors Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation in 2010. She received her Medical Surgical certification from the Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board in 2013. In 2016, Dr. graduated with her PhD in Nursing with a concentration in education and research.
Dr. Mumba has an extensive clinical background, both in acute care and long-term care. She has assumed many leadership and administrative roles both in the clinical setting and academia. Her experience in academia includes lecture experiences and clinical supervision of students. Dr. Mumba has experience teaching online and in traditional course settings. Her academic areas of expertise include holistic health assessment, fundamentals of nursing, and nursing research.
Dr. Mumba has won several notable award including the Rising Star Award from Nurses.Com in their Giving Excellence Meaning awards. She is a recipient of many scholarships and fellowships from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Health Resources, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Mumba has further received many leadership and mentoring awards, including the Deans Mentoring Award from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Mumba is an innovative researcher who is well versed in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Her primary research area of focus is substance abuse among nurses and their psychosocial wellbeing. Her other research interest include self-efficacy and functional status in older adults and how these relate to healthy aging and wellness. Dr. Mumba has further conducted several studies involving improving patient satisfaction in acute care setting. She is a published author and has presented her research at many local, regional, and international research conferences.