Dorothy Henry Jordan

Dorothy Henry Jordan

Associate Professor, clinical track, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director


Dorothy Jordan is an Advanced Practice Nurse in Georgia and is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Jordan graduated with a BS in Nursing from East Stroudsburg University in 1979, a MN in Child Health from Emory University in 1982, a Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Georgia State University in 2008, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. Dr. Jordan’s early clinical practice in pediatrics focused on children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Her psychiatric clinical practice experience includes Psychiatry at the Marcus Autism Center, Consult Liaison Psychiatry at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Psychiatric Mental Health at Community Advanced Practice Nurses.

Dr. Jordan is the founder of Camp Sunshine, a nonprofit organization offering year-round recreational, educational, and supportive programming for children with cancer and their families in Georgia since 1983. Dr. Jordan has a joint appointment at the Emory University School of Medicine in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical interests include early mental health screening and intervention, mental health promotion, and the integration of mental health into primary care. Dr. Jordan has a particular interest in the access to psychiatric mental health care for the underserved and specifically, access for children and adolescents.

Areas of Expertise

Child And Adolescent Health
Mental Health



Jordan,D. (2020).It’s like heaven: Stories from camp. University of Georgia Press

Additional Publications

Cherven, B., Jordan, D., Hale, S., Wetzel, M., Travers, C., Smith, K. (2019). Nurse-Patient Connectedness and Nurses’ Professional Quality of Life: Experiences Volunteering at a Pediatric Oncology Camp. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Grabbe, L., Higgins, M., Jordan, D., Noxsel, L. (2019).The Community Resiliency Model: A pilot of an interoception intervention to increase the emotional self-regulation of women in drug treatment. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Withycombe, J. S., Baek, M. J., Jordan, D., Thomas, N., Hale, S. (2018). Pilot study evaluating physical activity and fatigue in adolescent oncology patients and survivors during summer camp. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 7(2), 254-257. doi:10.1089/jayao.2017.0074


Dr. Jordan has taught both pre-licensure and post-licensure students and currently is Specialty Director for Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH). She enjoys teaching in the Doctoral PMH program.


Dr. Jordan’s research interests include novel approaches to enhancing nurse patient connectedness, nurses’ well-being, and the promotion of student well-being.