Joy Hoffman, DNP, RN, APHN-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:  901-678-3101
Fax:  901-678-4906
Office:  3519 Community Health Building
Joy Hoffman 


Dr. Hoffman currently teaches Community Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing Practicum in the BSN program and Community Health Nursing online for the RN-BSN Program. These courses provide students with an overview of community health concepts and theories with emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction within diverse populations. Dr. Hoffman also works to form relationships with groups and agencies within the community in order to find meaningful practicum locations for students to practice in our community.


Dr. Hoffman is a member of the University of Memphis Crisis Management Team, The Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) Faculty Affairs Committee, the LCON Strategic Planning Committee, and the Undergraduate Council. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Tennessee Public Health Association, and the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators.


Dr. Hoffman attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where she received her baccalaureate degree in nursing. In 2001, she received a master's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin- Madison; and in 2012, she earned a DNP in Public Health Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is also board certified as an Advanced Public Health Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).