Wayne State University

Tara Walker, D.N.P., APRN, ACNP-BC

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Office Address

140 Cohn

Office Hours

By appointment 


B.S.N.- University of Rochester
M.S.N./M.B.A.-University of Phoenix
D.N.P.- Wayne State University
ANCC Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Graduate Certificate Nursing Education- Wayne State University

Research Interests

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
Reduction strategies for length of stay in adult cardiology
Reduction of 30-day readmission rates



Selected Publications

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

•NUR 2010 – Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination

• NUR 2995 Special Topics: Foundations Professional Nursing

• NUR 3010 Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Acute Illness

•NUR 3020– Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness

•NUR 4040 – Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice

• NUR 4060 Synthesis of Core Nursing Knowledge

• NUR 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Nursing

• NUR 7140 APN: Cardiopulmonary and Renal

• NUR 8635 Clinical Practice Outcomes: Evaluation and Benchmarking Methodologies

• NUR 8695 APN Specialty Clinical 3: Advance Section