Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

140 Cohn
tara.walker@wayne.edu , ej0304@wayne.edu

Office hours

Wednesdays 11-12:30 pm by appointment

Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC


  • BSN - University of Rochester
  • MSN/MBA - University of Phoenix
  • DNP - Wayne State University
  • ANCC Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate Nursing Education - Wayne State University

Research Interests

  • Doctoral mentoring programs
  • Reducing 30-day readmission rates
  • Quality improvement in long term care facilities
  • Hospital throughput to reduce length of stay in adult populations
  • Provider to provider communication
  • Adolescents and health promotion

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Reduction strategies for length of stay
  • Reduction of 30-day readmission rates
  • Nursing Mentorship

Selected Publications

Villaseñor, S., Walker, T., Fetters, L., & McCoy, M. (2017). e-Prescribing in the acute care setting: Determining the educational and motivational needs of healthcare providers. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(8), 392-400.

Casida, J., Crane, P., Walker, T., Wargo, L. (2012). Elaboration of leadership and culture in high-performing nursing units of hospitals as perceived by staff nurses. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 26( 4), 241- 261. 

Courses taught by Tara Walker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Spring-Summer Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021

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