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Darryn Dunbar , MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC

Johns Hopkins University DNP
Home Chevy Chase MD United States


Darryn W. Dunbar, MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC is an accomplished nursing leader, clinician and educator whose career spans nearly three decades and includes expertise in Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care Nursing; Behavioral Health and Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery. Amidst a perpetually changing healthcare landscape, he is passionate about the provision of safe patient care and reduction of harm. Darryn is the Director of Behavioral Health, Critical Care (interim) & Patient Transport at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. Under his leadership, Sibley Memorial Hospital received the Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association in 2017. Darryn earned a Master of Science degree in Maternal/Child Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995) where his research identified factors that influence nurses to suggest hydrotherapy to laboring women. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Illinois Wesleyan University (1990) where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing in 2003. Currently, Darryn is pursuing an Executive Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, focusing on emergency department (ED) crowding, risks associated with extended ED length of stay for critically ill patients and systematic approaches to addressing throughput, patient flow, and capacity management. He is adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a certified nurse-midwife and board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced. Darryn is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and American Organization of Nurse-Executives.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Chronic Health
Dissertation: Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay for Patients Requiring Critical Care Admission